The Practical Guide to Trough Sinks

The Practical Guide to Trough Sinks

The versatility of Solid Surface

Trough sinks have become a very popular choice in a variety of settings due to their unique design and practicality. These elongated, rectangular basin-style sinks offer a range of benefits in terms of functionality and aesthetics. In this guide, we will explore the different types of trough sinks available, the materials used in their construction, and the diverse applications in which they are commonly found.

What are Trough Sinks?

A trough sink is a long and narrow basin typically characterised by its rectangular shape. This design allows for multiple users to access the sink simultaneously, making it a practical choice in various environments. The concept of trough sinks dates back, in part, to the utilitarian designs of industrial and commercial spaces, where efficiency and functionality are crucial.

Different types of trough Sinks:

Standard trough sink:

This basic design features a single, elongated basin suitable for various purposes.

standard Trough Sink

Trough sink with multiple taps:

Some trough sinks are equipped with two or more taps which allow for concurrent use by many people at the same time.

Bespoke trough sinks:

Manufacturers offer bespoke options, which enable customers to have their sink manufactured to specific dimensions or design preferences.

Trough sinks have been used for many years, as they provide practicality and durability.

Modern designs often include sleek aesthetics, making trough sinks suitable for both functional and stylish applications.

Sink Latham Museum

What are Trough Sinks made from?

Trough sinks are crafted from various materials, each offering different advantages. 

Common materials include:

Solid Surface such as Corian, Hi Macs, Hanex, Durasein etc which is a hard as stone surface material known for its durability and seamless appearance.

Solid Surface is perfect for trough sinks, as it is also completely non porous, making it both watertight and stain resistant, as well as being incredibly easy to clean and maintain.

Purple Trough Sink

Stainless Steel which is ideal for high-traffic areas, as stainless steel trough sinks are resistant to corrosion and easy to clean.

Trough Sink Stainless Steel Taps

Sink Latham Museum

Concrete which provides a contemporary and customizable option with durability suited for diverse environments.

Wooden Trough Sink

Where are trough sinks frequently used?

They can often be found in schools and educational facilities, such as universities, as trough sinks can assist in the efficient use of limited space in communal areas.

Restaurants and other hospitality areas often choose trough sinks in their kitchens to accommodate multiple staff members during busy periods.

Commercial spaces, such as office fit outs, museums, galleries and train stations will often include trough sinks in public restrooms, allowing for many users as well as providing a better customer experience. 

They are sometimes used in residential bathrooms as they can be a space-saving solution.

The practicality of trough sinks, coupled with their versatility and aesthetic appeal, has contributed to their widespread use in various environments.

In schools, restaurants, commercial spaces, or bathrooms, trough sinks continue to prove their functionality and stand as a testament to innovative design in a world where both practicality and beauty are the desired outcome.

Benefits of choosing Solid Surface for trough sinks

There are many benefits to using Solid Surface trough sinks:

  1. Easier to clean and maintain
  2. Monolithic and homogenous appearance
  3. Space saving
  4. Hygienic and stain-resistant
  5. Can conceal pipes and plumbing
  6. Designed to be deeper than traditional sinks to minimise splashes 
  7. Do not fill up, less risk of flooding
  8. Can be a striking and sleek design 
  9. Durable, can retain their sleek, beautiful appearance for years
  10. Can be formed to ensure water is contained within the unit

What does a Solid Surface Trough Sink cost?

There is no ballpark cost, it is hard to provide a price as it does depend on what you are looking for, as everything we produce using Solid Surface is handcrafted and bespoke.

Costs can vary depending on the material chosen, colour choice and size of the project. 

If you would like a quotation,  please use our form here 

Interested to find out more? 

Please get in touch, we are always happy to answer your questions, or chat about any upcoming projects!

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