Scratch-resistant and affordable, composite sink offers lots of bang for the buck.

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Q: I am planning to replace my kitchen countertops, sink and faucet. While searching for a heavy-duty type of sink, I keep hearing about composite kitchen sinks. Can you please give me some tips about these sinks?

A: If you’re looking for a heavy-duty kitchen sink that offers a lot of bang for the buck, a composite sink can fit the bill. Speaking of bangs, thanks to the strong mixture of materials and resins used to make composite sinks, they tend to be chip- and scratch-resistant, even if you’re in the habit of banging your sink with heavy pots and pans from time to time.

Composite sinks usually have an attractive matte finish, are heat resistant and are easy to maintain. Just wash daily with soapy water along with a good rinse/wipe, and you can keep your affordable new sink looking like a million bucks.


Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to