Stainless Steel vs Ceramic Laundry Sinks

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Our laundry areas have evolved from a functional space that is tucked away to a more design savvy one. The interior design of the laundry is an important factor and is now following many of the trends and materials that are used in the kitchen. Choosing the right combination of materials to use is an important aspect of bringing an inspirational laundry room design to life. Two of the most popular choices are Stainless Steel and Fireclay (Ceramic). Let us take you through the two options:

Stainless Steel Laundry Sinks

The most traditional laundry sink material is stainless steel. The significant benefit of Stainless Steel is its durability. It is stain-resistant, they do not crack, chip or peel. Cleaning is also a breeze with most stains coming off with warm soapy water. If you use your sink often for soaking, stain removal and bleaching then a stainless option is the best choice. 

A stainless steel laundry sink can be mounted in a variety of ways. Inset mounting into a benchtop so the rim can be seen is the most popular option. However, for a more modern look, undermounting or flush mounting them to the benchtop can also be achieved with many of our models. 

Abey Australia has one of the largest varieties of laundry sinks on the market. Being able to be moulded easy during production, Abey has stainless steel sinks available in a variety of shapes from traditional round designs through the modern square shape. Abey’s laundry sinks also have the option of coming with a by-pass and overflow.

Fireclay (Ceramic) Laundry Sinks

Chambord French Provincial laundry sinks are the perfect laundry product as their fireclay material is easy to clean, insensitive to temperature and perfectly hygienic. Manufactured in Europe, the range consists of a variety of sizes as well as designs to compliment the farmhouse inspired look. 

One of the advantages of ceramic laundry sinks is the deep and ample sized bowls. This makes it easier for soaking or handwashing clothes. However, they do take up a considerable amount of space and due to their size, the cabinet needs to support them underneath. So, it is important to plan out your room if you want to go with a fireclay option. 


The warranty of your laundry sink should be a consideration in the purchase of your product. It is strongly recommended that your product choice is from a reputable company with a strong emphasis on after sales and service. Abey has a dedicated after sales team and stake the reputation of the business on the quality products that it Abey sink warranty vary depending on the material of choice. For up to date information on our warranty please visit

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