How to Select the Ideal Sink for Your Needs

Your Kitchen Style

Start by asking yourself whether your kitchen is traditional, transitional, rustic, or contemporary. Then determine the shape, size and features that will best suit your style of living and everyday needs. HamatUSA sink designs vary with each product family, so you’re sure to find one that’s just right for your kitchen, lavatory or prep area.


Material

HamatUSA sinks are available in Stainless Steel, Porcelain Enameled CeraSteel, Chelsea Fireclay, SiOStone Granite Composite and Breckenridge Hand-Hammered Copper. Each material has it’s own performance features and distinct look.


Check Your Measurements

Choose the right sink to fit your cabinet. Sink measurements and minimum cabinet sizing will be found with each sink shown in this catalog.


Installation Styles

Undermount sinks are best for stone or solid surface countertops. They are mounted from the underside of the counter, leaving a zero-barrier counter surface to sweep scraps and crumbs into the sink. Topmount sinks are best if your countertop is a laminate with a pressed-wood core. They’re also good with solid surface countertops. With topmounts, the sink’s bowl drops into a hole in the countertop and rests on the perimeter.


Number of Bowls

How will you be using your sink? A serious home-chef may want several depth, large bowls to accommodate stockpots and roasting pans. If you’ll be using your sink primarily for rinsing dishes, a single bowl of moderate depth will suffice. When in doubt, a large, depth single bowl is the best choice.


Depth of Bowls

Deeper bowls in the 9” range will accommodate large pots and allow you to thaw larger food items. Deeper bowls also mean less splashing. Shallow bowls down to 5” are ideal for food preparation and will also accommodate a garbage disposer.


Prep Sink

A well-placed prep sink in a busy kitchen can noticeably improve flow and efficiency and can also double as a bar-sink in other areas of the house. Prep sinks of various depths and shapes can be found built-in on many HamatUSA models or purchased separately for other locations like a countertop island.