Q: My old sink didn't scratch as much as my new one. Why is that?
A: It may seem like your new sink scratches more than your old sink that was in your house for years. Though in reality, the reason your old sink didn't seem to scratch as much is because the original finish the sink came in was scratched by every day use and the scratches became uniform to create a duller scratched finish overall.
Please find eight photos below. Four of an old sink that the scratches have covered the whole sink and made a dull scratched finish and four photos of a new sink with the polished finish that hasn't been scratched or affected yet. Over time as the new polished sink gets used every day, it will eventually look like the old sink.
Sometimes it helps if you still have the old stainless steel sink or a stainless steel laundry sink to compare the finishes. Scratching is not something that can be avoided unfortunately, but most people don't notice the scratches as the years go by and the scratches create their own finish.
There are a couple of things you can do to help the process though;
1 - By using a drainer roll mat in your bowl or drainer it can help avoid getting as many scratches because the cutlery, sharp objects, plastic products and porcelain products will be sitting on the roll mat instead of the sink. We have these available on our accessory page or on the individual sink pages.
2 - By choosing a brushed finish sink that has already been professionally brushed so the scratches aren't as visible, unless they go against the grain of the brushed finish lines.
3 - By using a professional product to brush the sink surface in a grain pattern that brushes the sink to give an overall finish that scratches will blend in with.
If you need any further information, please contact us.
Click on the photos below to see the differences between the older sink and the new sink. There is quite a noticeable difference in the finish when you compare them side by side.