Corey’s Silgranit® Plant Tour – Right Here in TorontoPosted by Blanco Canada on Feb 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments
A couple of years ago I was working with a client and she wanted Precis U 2 SILGRANIT® sink. She begged and pleaded, but like every renovation the designer is limited to the existing conditions and I could not find another 3-inches to make it fit. Had I known then what I know now I would have done everything possible to fit that sink in. Hind-sight is 20/20.
If you haven’t heard of Blanco’s SILGRANIT® product, it is nearly indestructible. It is a composite of 80% granite, ground finer than sand, blended with some fancy stuff to create an injectable slurry of sorts. This slurry is carted around by little R2D2-like robots and formed in a nickel press. If you can imagine the sand of the ocean floor being kicked up when you walk on it, the timing that the sand takes to settle could mean a sink that has more granite on one side than the other and this would be a disaster. The moulding process is quite delicate and the timing has been worked out with military precision.
A big benefit of a SILGRANIT® sink are that it is non-porous and food safe. Most traditional kitchen surface materials are not and this is likely why we traditionally use stainless steel for our sinks. The type of manufacturing process they use ensures that food stays clean and safe.
I mentioned that the SILGRANIT® is nearly indestructible. Everything you throw at the composite material can be cleaned with a bit of Baking Soda, water, and a typical green scrub pad. Red wine, coffee, tea, frying pans, 280° C hot pots for 15 seconds, dropping stuff on it from 48” off the top… they are tough sinks. We even threw a cast iron frying pan into the bowl. Not a dent, not a scratch, and it all came clean with soda and a scrubbie.