Choosing classic sinks and taps
There’s no doubt that traditional kitchen styles are currently high on the wish-list for those who are looking for longevity from their hub of the home. However, you could find you’re entering a minefield when looking for classic sinks and taps to complement your timeless scheme.
After all, there are so many designs and materials to choose from. Of course, you could pick a modern style to create a striking contrast. However, if you are choosing a real stone worktop, for example, it makes sense to complement this with classic sinks and taps, which will stand the test of time.
When it comes to classic sinks and taps, a ceramic model and traditional tap should instantly spring to mind. After all, our Caple sinks, which are made from fireclay, can instantly add a timeless finish to a classic kitchen and even a modern design. This beautiful style is also created using time-honored, handcrafted techniques for more traditional appeal.
Ceramic sinks look gorgeous, they are ultra-durable and they can handle high temperatures, too. These models are glazed so you’ll find the surface is ultra-smooth to touch, which instantly makes them easy to clean. You can even invest in sinks with a specialist hygienic finish.
At Caple, we have introduced our signature Hygiene finish to a number of our ceramic sinks. In fact, this glazing reduces surface bacteria by 99.9% and lasts the sink’s entire lifetime so what’s not to like?
High-quality stainless-steel sinks are incredibly popular, which may be in part due to their durability and affordability. These can also work just as well with stone or laminate worktops for more flexibility in your hub of the home. This material won’t chip or crack but consider the properties of the steel as the higher quality it is, the more resilient your sink will be.
When choosing classic sinks and taps, don’t forget that this material is also the staple choice for professional kitchens. So, it makes sense that this stainless steel tends to be first in line for celebrity chefs, including our brand ambassador Josh Eggleton.
These days, you can choose from a variety of colors, too, including copper, gold, and gunmetal, although these metallics tend to feature on modern styles. However, if you’ve got your heart set on a traditional-looking model with a modern edge, the good news is that it’s possible to pick up a Belfast sink in stainless steel. It is certainly a statement piece and can feature just as well in a modern or classic kitchen.
With such a high selection of classic sinks and taps to choose from, when you’re considering the latter, you’ll find there are a whole host of finishes you can choose from. Chrome tends to be a more standard finish, however, you might prefer brushed nickel, pewter or stainless steel. In addition, you could raise the ‘style’ bar even higher and opt for antique brass for a stunning gold finish or even blackened copper. Pretty unique, aren’t they?
Our Putney Bridge tap in stainless steel creates the perfect finish in a classic kitchen setting with a minimum 0.3 bar pressure