Franke SinksFranke have achieved world wide recognition as a quality product and that is only achieved through consistently achieving the highest standards of kitchen sink and tap design and manufacture. They constantly strive to lead the field in the launch of new ideas that add something to the benefit of the customer. They always maintain there high level of quality by rigorous testing of new designs for aesthetic appeal, pratical benefits and production standards.
Fragranite treated with Sanitized®
Fragranite is an exceptionally tough material which is highly resistant to burns, dents chips and stains. It was pioneered by Franke and contains 80% granite to form a unique material with a subtle sheen that is warm to the touch.
Kitchens can be a critical location for spreading bacteria and demand special attention to hygiene. On unprotected material, bacteria can multiply every 20 minutes making surfaces unhygienic. The integrated Sanitized® hygiene function in Fragranite sinks helps to keep this area clean and provides the sink with lasting protection. It does not replace normal cleaning but helps to keep surfaces free from bacteria. Tests have proven that Fragranite treated with Sanitized® reduces bacteria and microbe growth by 99%.
Different kitchens place different demands on your sink, so precision-engineered materials each have individual character and unique benefits. They cover everything from the latest trends to traditional favourites, so all you have to do is pick the one that best fits your lifestyle and your personal choice.
Stainless steel sinks are made from premium quality chrome nickel steel, which looks stunningly beautiful, is highly resistant to staining, rust and corrosion - plus it wont chip, craze, flake or break. Its the most popular material - and for good reason: Stainless steel has a timeless quality that sits beautifully in a traditional or contemporary style kitchen, offering stunning good looks and a durability that helps keep it looking at its best for years.
They offer sinks in a selection of stainless steel finishes, so whether you prefer the more reflective qualities of the polished finish or the more subtle look of the silk or brushed finishes, which give a more matt sheen, there is a stainless steel solution for you.
Ceramic sinks have been a popular choice for years and combine well with a variety of work surfaces such as wood, glass and granite. Ceramic sinks have a smooth, impervious surface, which is resistant to all standard household chemicals. Its a very hardwearing choice that stands up to heat, staining and impacts with ease.
Franke uses a combination of toughened safety glass and stainless steel bowls to cope with even the most demanding hard wearing environment. Perfect for that modern, aesthetic statement in the kitchen.
There are a number of considerations to take into account when choosing a sink.
Not only should it accentuate the overall look and feel of your kitchen, but also there are installation and functionality options to take into account. Another vital element to consider is the way your sink physically fits into the heart of your kitchen.
This classic method of installation involves your sink being installed from above into a pre-prepared hole in your worktop.
It gives you the widest range of sink shapes, sizes and styles to choose from, so you can be sure that there is an inset sink to suit your kitchen.
Particularly pleasing when combined with granite, wood or solid surface worktops, undermount sinks allow for smooth, uninterrupted surfaces. Fitted underneath the work surface, it gives an edgeless finish that is easy to clean and is perfectly integrated into the kitchen environment.
The quintessential choice for a stylish, hardworking kitchen, its no wonder that the Belfast sink is enjoying a renaissance. They are easy to clean, resistant to stains, provide a large washing bowl area and are an ecologically friendly choice. Used either as a freestanding feature with brackets or set on top of base units, the Belfast is as charming and practical today as its always been.
BOWL AND DRAINER CONFIGURATION
After deciding on the style and material of your preferred sink, you should also take into consideration the cabinet width, along with your preferred bowl and drainer configuration.
One core consideration is the format of the bowls. Whether you prefer the larger area of the single bowl or the versatility offered by the 11/2 bowl format, there are options to suit. See diagrams for more detailed information.
Whatever the configuration, it is essential to check the cabinet size of your kitchen to ensure the sink will fit. Your sink bowl(s) is required to fit inside a single cabinet, so the cabinet size of each sink is indicated via a symbol, corresponding to the key found on the inside flap of this brochure.
Once you have settled on a location for your sink, you can select from a number of drainer options for many styles. They include:
LHD or RHD - This describes whether the drainer on the sink is found to the left or to the right of the main bowl.
REV - These reversible designs have a tap hole at the front and back, giving you the freedom to position the sink to provide either a left or right handed drainer.
LHSB or RHSB - For sinks without a drainer but with more than one bowl, this indicates which side the small bowl is positioned
The Plumbing kits are designed to assist in optimising the underside of the cabinet space and in many cases provide for better utilisation of under-sink storage. Siphon plumbing kits are made of rigid grey polypropylene and are the hygienic solution to a sink waste system. Siphon plumbing kits have a manifold with an incline and an air vent for faster water disposal. The relevant plumbing kit is shown with each sink throughout the brochure.