17" Soapstone Farmhouse Sink, Smooth Reversible Apron Front, Charcoal Marquina, KF171710-CMS
Allstone Group farmhouse sinks are handcrafted with precision from single blocks of stone. Focused on creating lasting products of natural beauty, Allstone Group farmhouse kitchen sinks are available in a wide variety of unique designs and stone colors. With the largest inventory in North America, you are sure to find the sink of your choice.
Charcoal Marquina Soapstone This beautiful soapstone (also known as Steatite) is a metamorphic rock that consists of varying percentages of talc, depending on the quarry from which it is sourced, some will have high %'s talc resulting in a relatively soft stone that may scratch easily, lower %'s of talc are harder and are more scratch resistant, this soapstone from Brazil is on the harder side, thus making it ideal for kitchen sink use. Marquina is very dense with 0% absorption, which means any staining will only be on the surface and can easily be removed, and its heat resistant.Historically soapstone was commonly treated with mineral oil, (and most companies still recommend it, we don't) when applied the oil will darken the color to black, unfortunately treating with mineral oil makes absolutely no sense, because when soap and water are applied the oil will simply wash off, which means you would need to treat your stone after each wash! With todays technology, engineered sealers are food safe and provide much better results, most will last for a year or more. Keep in mind, a sealer is only needed if you want your stone to appear as black.
Please see our color disclaimer.
- Exquisite handcrafted sinks from a single block of stone
- Beautiful Natural Color
- Each sink is one of a kind, and the actual product may vary from the pictures
- Clean using dishwashing soap or bleach
For Farmhouse Sinks the recommended base cabinet size is 3" more than the width of the sink.
|Bowl Depth (Interior):||9"|
|Bowl Split:Bowl Split:||Single|
|Box Weight:||145 lb(s)|
|Country of Origin:||Brazil|
|Item Length (Front to Back):||17"|
|Item Weight:||95 lb(s)|
|Item Width (Side to Side):||17"|
|Number of Bowls:||1|
|Number of Faucet Holes:||0|
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Caring for a stone sink is not nearly as complicated as cleaning manufacturers would have you believe. In fact, you probably have all you need in your home already: dishwashing soap and bleach.
The finish of our sinks is achieved by hand polishing with diamond grinding pads. Sealers and chemicals are not added to enhance or protect our natural stone products. Due to the density of most stones, sealers simply aren't required; with the exception of sandstone which is typically porous and soft, therefore, the use of a good stone sealer is recommended.
Acidic foods can dull or etch a highly polished stone, even when stone sealers are used. For this reason, all of our kitchen sinks come with a honed, or slightly dull, interior finish to neutralize the effects of acidic foods.
Cleaning directions: for general cleaning we recommend Dawn dishwashing soap. For tough stains, bleach works great and will not harm your stone (including marble).
This product requires professional installation and custom cabinetry. This product cannot be installed in a standard sink cabinet without major changes and customization. This sink is heavy and will require extra support to bear the weight of the sink. A custom sink base is recommended. Please consult a kitchen design specialist or professional cabinet maker for further assistance on installation.
The sink dimensions provided are nominal. No cut-out template is provided, due to varied cutout sizes that are based on your preferences. Please use the actual sink as a template before making cabinetry/countertops.