100% Italian Craftsmanship – Designed with Kraus Quality
A perfect combination of time-tested quality and high-end style, these spectacular Kraus sinks are handcrafted with locally quarried materials at the source of the world’s finest fireclay. Find the perfect fit for your kitchen with a selection of sizes, styles, and mounting types to suit any aesthetic, from classic to contemporary.
What is Fireclay?
Fireclay is a highly durable and time-tested material that is, in outward appearance, somewhat like enameled cast iron – only with a far stronger and more resilient finish. Kraus uses a proprietary blend of fine fireclay with a dense material structure that makes these sinks highly resistant to thermal shock and impact. The ultra-fine particle size allows for a perfectly even application of finish, preventing cracking and crazing that can occur with sinks made from coarser grain material. The superior density of the fine fireclay formulation also makes these sinks naturally sound dampening, eliminating noise and vibration from running water and clattering dishes when the sink is in use, so that no exterior soundproofing is needed to enjoy a quieter kitchen!
Ultra-Smooth Surface Completely Eliminates Stains
Wear-resistant and rust proof, the glossy enamel-finished surface of Kraus fireclay sinks is so smooth that you can simply wipe away food residue and liquids. Nothing sticks to this easy-maintenance sink, and items that could stain other sinks won’t even leave a mark – testing shows that nothing will permanently mark the non-porous material, not even a permanent Sharpie pen! For optimal results, we recommend rinsing the inside of your sink with lukewarm water and wiping it with a microfiber cleaning cloth after every use. For a more thorough clean and long-lasting shine, use water and a mild liquid soap detergent that does not contain ammonia. Apply the cleaner with a soft sponge or microfiber cloth, then thoroughly rinse and pat dry. Since the non-porous finish is impervious to scratches and highly resistant to common household chemicals, you can also use baking soda or even a scrub sponge or mild abrasive cleaner – this sink can handle anything you throw at it, and more.
Advanced Glazing Technology
Using a cutting-edge finishing technique, an extra-thick layer of enamel glaze is applied to each sink and fired at high temperatures of 2300°F to completely fuse it to the sink surface. The result? An ultra-strong, perfectly smooth high-gloss finish that offers unparalleled durability and protection against scratches and stains. Maintaining a beautifully clean look for the life of your sink, this finish will never yellow or discolor over time.
More Resilient Than Most Other Sinks
Impossible to chip, crack, or stain, fine fireclay sinks share some aesthetic similarities with cast iron sinks that feature an enamel coating – the fireclay surface, however, is far more forgiving on dropped objects, and much less likely to sustain damage from dropped dishes and utensils (even sharp knives that could cause cracks in the finish of a cast iron sink). Solid core construction ensures unmatched durability – Compression-molded with proprietary molding technology for superior strength, these sinks easily stand up to even the heaviest use, unlike hollow core sinks that can crack or chip under impact.
So Many Options - From Mounting to Style
Kraus fireclay sinks allow you to enjoy the ultimate level of functionality and style in any kitchen. Our collection offers a range of designs; from clean and contemporary dual mount basins, to farmhouse sinks with beautifully pronounced apron fronts that fit perfectly into any environment, including rustic, traditional, urban, and modern kitchens. Designed to offer maximum style versatility, the smart reversible farmhouse design offers a choice of displaying a traditionally inspired apron front, or a sleeker, flatter apron front for a more modern look. Our universal dual mount models are engineered to give you the highest level of installation flexibility, with the option to install as an undermount for a contemporary look that makes cleaning easy, or as a topmount with any kind of kitchen countertop (even laminate or butcher-block). A great configuration for retrofitting, these sinks feature a thick deck that allows for easy drop-in installation into a pre-cut hole in the countertop, supporting the weight of the sink and concealing the unfinished countertop edges for a perfectly finished look.
Unique Matte Finish - An Alternative to High-Gloss
Mix it up with matte! Several fireclay farmhouse models also come in matte finish that creates a soft aesthetic with a beautiful modern take on traditional glossy fireclay. The velvety texture offers a luxurious look and feel that enhances the iconic apron front design.
The Distinct Advantage of A Workstation Sink
Offering functionality beyond your wildest dreams, the newest addition to our fireclay collection is a farmhouse workstation sink with an integrated ledge that supports a range of sliding accessories, streamlining your kitchen workflow from meal-prep to clean-up. The suite of multifunctional accessories includes a sturdy, solidly constructed cutting board that allows you to chop, slice, and dice right over the sink without sacrificing an inch of valuable counter space.