Stainless Steel: One of the most popular types of sinks. Available in undermount or top mount. There are different thicknesses available so it would be beneficial to research that.
Cast Iron: Resists scratches and stains. Made by melting glass that has been fused to the bare iron. Easy to clean and doesn't show water spots. It is quite heavier though than some other materials.
Composite: This word means "made up of various parts." Usually, this is granite or quartz. Doesn't have the same maintenance requirements as those two materials, though.
Fireclay: Made from ceramic clay and "cooked" at high temperatures. These are mostly associated with farmhouse sinks.
Here is a list of different types of sinks:
Single Bowl: One large basin. Several of our clients have chosen this type of style and it seems to make dish washing a lot easier when you have large pots and pans.
Double Bowl: I often liked this type of sink because you can use one side for drying and the other side for washing. In other words, you can designate bowls for certain uses.
Farmhouse: The front side of the bowl actually shows instead of the countertop. It's a specific type of look that many traditional style lovers go with.
Top Mount: This is where the sink goes into the hole that was cut in the countertop for it. These don't have a seamless look and are harder to clean but are less expensive.
Undermount: These are installed under the cabinet and therefore give a seamless look because the countertop is over the sink edge. These tend to be a little more expensive but are easier to clean and in my opinion, look nicer.
Let us know which one you like the best!
Til Next Time,