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What are the Differences Between All These Sink Radiuses?

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What are the different types of sink radiuses?

Explanation of the different types of sink radiuses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the Differences Between All These Sink Radiuses?

A simple guide explaining the differences between each sink radius.

We frequently are asked this question. Before we dive into the analysis let me explain what a “corner radius” means and how it is measured. In a sink, the radius refers to the angle of the corners. The radius is measured on the inside of the sink. You might think that the radius of the sink you are about to purchase is not that important. In reality, this small distinction has the ability to completely alter the style, look, and the functionality of the sink.

These two sinks have the same width, which is 30 inches. They both have the same stainless steel finish. If you pay close attention to the corners, you will notice the difference in the radius. The sink on the left has a standard radius and the sink on the right has a zero radius. Now, let’s go over each radius type and the measurements this way you will have a better idea of which sink is best for you.  

KSN-3018 Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

AlloraUSA KSN-3018

KH-3018 Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

AlloraUSA KH-3018

 

 

 

 

 

Measuring the Radius

How to measure a sink radius

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The way a radius is acquired is be measuring the inside section of the sink. A tool that you can use to get an accurate measurement is a Carpenter’s Square. Place the square above the sink, making sure that you align the square flush to the inside walls of the sink. One you have your square aligned, as illustrated in Image 1, you have to make sure you spot where the curve of the sink stops. Where the curve and the straight lines meet is where your radius ends. In Image 1, you can  see that the sinks radius is 3-1/2 inches or 88.9millimeters.

Standard Radius

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Standard radius sinks have a radius between 3″ (76.2mm) to 4″ (101.6mm). In most cases, standard sinks have a depth of 9″ (228.6mm). For the most part, the standard radius is the number one choice for most homeowners. The descending corners direct water to the drain, allowing all debris to be flushed away with ease. Pair this sink with an elegant faucet and you will have a stunning outcome. 

R-25 Radius

R25 radius

R25 radius sink illustration

R-25 radius sinks have an approximate radius of 1″ (25mm). In most cases, standard sinks have a depth of 9″ (228.6mm). This style of sink is perfect for those who are looking for more of a modern look and still want the curves of the standard radius. 

 

 

 

R-15 Radius

R15 radius

R15 radius sink illustration

R-15 radius, also referred to as “tight radius” sinks have an approximate radius of 1″ (25mm). In most cases, standard sinks have a depth of 9″ (228.6mm). This style of sink is perfect for those who are looking for more of a modern look and still want the curves of the standard radius. 

 

 

Zero Radius

Zero radius sinks

Illustration of a Zero Radius SInk

Zero radius sinks have a radius of 0″ (0mm). In most cases, standard sinks have a depth of 10″ (254mm). These style of sinks are precisely rectangular with perfect straight edges in comparison to the other more gentle and sloped sides. In comparison to the traditional apron sinks, the zero radius has the resemblance of restaurant or other commercial sinks. Pair your sink up with an industrial faucet and you you will have the perfect match of perfection. Since zero radius sinks are flat on the bottom, you will be able to stack dishes without the fear of them falling over.  

 

 

Below you will find several gorgeous types of sinks and faucets that Allora USA has to offer. If you are still unsure of what radius sink to purchase, or the type of faucet you should get to complement your sink – give us a call and we will be more than happy to assist you further.  

Gold Sink

KH-3018-R15-GL Gold Kitchen Sink

KSN-3018-GM Allora USA Gunmetal Kitchen Sink

Undermount Kitchen Sink

KSN-3318 Allora USA Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Farmhouse apron kitchen sink

KH-3621F-R15 Farmhouse Sink

Double bowl kitchen sink

KSN-3218R Double Bowl Kitchen Sink

 

 

Undermount Kitchen Sink

KH-2718 Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

 

 

 

 

 

 

workstation sink

KHWS-3318-R15 Workstation Kitchen Sink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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