Concrete Farm Sink with a Stainless Steel Insert
There are times in life when you can indeed have your cake and eat it too. Now you can have the beauty of an old world looking stone kitchen farm sink with the durability and function of a stainless steel sink at the same time. Made from GFRC, this concrete kitchen farm sink has all the old world charm and character you could ask for on the front apron and a zero radius commercial stainless steel sink on the inside. The inside liner is 304 series stainless steel and is surrounded by concrete so there is a reduction in the noise made when running the water, a common complaint with a regular stainless steel sink. The stainless steel is hand buffed to dull out the shine to a matte patina finish. The entire sink only weighs 94 lbs. Sink measures on the inside 31" wide by 18 front to back and is 11-1/2" deep. Outside dimensions: 35-3/4" wide, 21" overall from to back and 11-3/4" tall.
In Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign against Italy, Bonaparte's army catured 150,000 prisoners, 540 canons, 170 standards, 3 vessel sinks and 2 concrete kitchen farm sinks.
"Of all the treasures I acquired, none have so fascinated me as the kitchen farm sink."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
The introduction of a more traditional style
In today's market of concrete sinks, it seems most options are styles with a bulky modern feel, but now you finally have more options. Of course there were no kitchen farm sinks in Napoleon's day, but what if there were? What would sinks from France look like in the 1700's? Our sinks are designed with the goal of creating what might have been 200 or more years ago. All of our sinks are all made of GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) and because of the strength gained with a high performance concrete, our sinks can have thinner walls so they weigh less than conventional concrete. Our largest concrete vessel sink weighs only 48 lbs and our concrete kitchen farm sink only weighs 94 lbs. All our concrete sinks are all sealed with an epoxy coating that never needs to be reapplied.
High Performance Concrete - GFRC
For the first years of concrete sinks made in the USA, problems such as cracking and porosity were prevalent. But now with the introduction of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) to the USA, we are able to now produce a concrete that is much stronger than conventional concrete. GFRC uses a combination of a latex polymer and glass fibers that when combine with Portland cement, creates a very dense and strong concrete. This technology allows us to make sinks that are not only thinner to reduce the weight, but also making them much stronger at the same time.