The bathroom sink or portable sink can be both functional and fashionable. The kind of care and maintenance you need to do largely depends on the material your sink has. Learn more about portable sinks
Enameled Cast Iron Sinks – These are made of solid cast iron, layered with a deep enamel surface. These sinks are extremely heavy, long lasting and resist almost any type of structural damage and are available in a wide variety of colors.
Never leave acid-based spills or acidic food to sit on the surface of the sink for a long time. Most porcelain iron sinks are not acid resistant and tends to discolor and even etch when exposed to harsh materials like acids for a long time. It may be best to use plastic or perforated mats to protect porcelain sinks from any damage.
Stainless Steel Sinks – Most are manufactured from 18 or 20 gauge steel and are very strong. Some are undercoated with a sound deadening material that reduces noise. A great option if you are looking for an urban, contemporary or modern styled bathroom.
Stainless steel sinks are relatively easy to clean and maintain. However, to prevent scratches, dents and to keep it looking new, you need to do regular maintenance on it. Clean your stainless steel sink with hand dishwashing liquid detergent and water, or a baking soda and water solution. Rinse thoroughly and use a soft cloth or paper towel to polish the surface. Do not use scouring powders or steel wool pads as they will surely scratch your sink. Use rubber or plastic mats to avoid pans and tableware from marking and scratching the surface. You can also add a small amount of vinegar or ammonia to achieve a more polished look.
Solid Surface Materials – Available in a variety of colors and can mimic granite and other high-end stones. They are heat and stain resistant. Though not completely scratch-proof, scratches do buff out easily.
Natural stones are porous so that certain substances may tend to stain your stone sink. Stone sinks also tend to absorb moisture if not properly protected. Because of this, it is best to wipe spills immediately and to avoid the build-up of by-products such as salt, lime, calcium or detergents. Stone sinks must be regularly cleaned using a sponge or a soft cloth with a non-abrasive neutral detergent and warm water, and rinsed thoroughly.
Why Choose Portable Sinks
Portable sinks make excellent personal and business sense for all kinds of scenarios. Hot and cold running water wherever you need it. Portable sinks are self-contained and mobile, and they come with their own water supply either through a refillable tank or via hook-up to a standard faucet and they are perfect for situations that require a temporary solution, for shared usage, or for locations where built-in plumbing just isn’t an option. A portable sink is a self-contained and fully-functional sink that does not require any plumbing or installation as well as being portable. The compact size (of most models) makes them easy to transport in a small truck or van and most models come with safety-lock casters for easy rolling. In fact, that’s the whole key behind portable sinks: they’re self-contained, easy to use and other than filling up the water tank and plugging it in, there’s no installation whatsoever. More importantly, portable sinks are specifically designed to be easy to clean, easy to maintain, and easy to use!