There’s no better word to describe a utility sink than convenient. Also known as laundry sinks, utility sinks are deep and wide, giving plenty of space for big, dirty tasks like washing paint rollers, cleaning out mops, and even bathing pets.
Although portable utility sinks are available, most homeowners opt for one of several permanent configurations:
- Self-rimming or drop-in sinks are installed into a hole cut into the countertop.
- Undermount sinks are installed entirely under the countertop, creating a seamless transition from counter to basin. In addition, the sink can be covered to create additional counter space when needed.
- Wall-mounted or floor-standing utility sinks are self-contained units and often have added features such as adjustable legs or additional basins.
Utility sinks are manufactured from a variety of materials:
- Acrylic. Pros: Stain-resistant and budget-friendly. Con: Doesn’t withstand heat the way other materials do.
- Cast iron. Pros: Durable and sturdy. Con: Coated with porcelain or enamel, which chips and scratches easily.
- Stainless steel. Pros: Affordable and easy to maintain. Con: The surface amplifies noise.
- Vitreous china (ceramic). Pros: Stain-resistant and attractive. Con: Can be chipped or cracked, but not as easily as other materials.
It’s important to match your utility sink faucet with your style and intended use. Be sure the faucet will provide sufficient water output, and consider a wall-mounted or commercial-style unit for additional versatility.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer recommends Mustee brand and has been repairing and installing utility sinks in St. Louis laundry rooms for more than 30 years. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else!
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.
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