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What is the difference between ceramic and composite sink?

Wat is het verschil tussen keramische en composiet wasbak?

When you are redesigning or renovating your bathroom, one of the most important elements to consider is the sink. There are countless options to choose from and the first question you should ask yourself is: what kind of sink do you want? What suits your needs best and what are the differences between ceramic and composite?

There are two main categories of bathroom sinks: ceramic and composite sinks.

Ceramic sinks are also called "porcelain" sinks. Composite sinks are also known as "resin" sinks. Ceramic sinks fit well in traditionally furnished homes, while composite sinks are better suited for a more modern look. Bathroom sinks generally need to be more durable than sinks in other areas due to more intensive use and humidity.

Once you have decided which type of sink is suitable for your home, there are several aspects to consider when it comes to maintenance and care, such as cleaning frequency and the use of appropriate cleaning agents to prevent damage.

Cleaning a ceramic or composite sink.

A sparkling clean sink is a must for every bathroom. However, cleaning a composite sink is not the same as cleaning a ceramic sink. The materials used in composite can be prone to staining, but with proper maintenance these can be removed effectively.

When cleaning a composite sink you should never use abrasive materials, such as steel wool, scouring pads or steel brushes. These can damage the surface of the sink. Instead, to clean a composite sink, you can use mild soap and water to remove most stains. For more stubborn stains, you can consider a special composite cleaner.

It is also best to use water or all-purpose cleaner in combination with a soft cloth to clean a ceramic sink. Stubborn dirt can be removed with a special sanitary cleaner. Here too, avoid the use of abrasive substances, as they can damage the glaze of the sink.

Proper maintenance is essential to keep both composite and ceramic looking their best.

By regularly and properly maintaining your sink, you not only extend its lifespan, but also ensure that it always looks fresh and inviting. Here are some additional tips to keep your sink in top condition:

Prevent limescale deposits

Limescale can build up on both ceramic and composite sinks and lead to unsightly stains and deposits. To prevent this, it is important to rinse the sink with water after each use and then wipe dry with a soft cloth. This helps to minimize limescale build-up and provides a glossy surface.

Remove hair and soap residue

Hair and soap scum can build up in your sink and lead to blockages and an unpleasant odor. Make sure you clean the sink regularly and remove any hair and soap residue to avoid problems.

Inspect and maintain drain and siphon

Occasionally check your sink drain and siphon for signs of wear, corrosion or leakage. If necessary, replace or repair damaged parts to prevent further problems and maintain the functionality of your sink.

Use environmentally friendly cleaning products

Consider using eco-friendly cleaning products to clean your sink as they are gentle on the materials and less harmful to the environment. In addition, mild, natural cleaners are often just as effective as more aggressive chemical products.


Choosing the right sink for your bathroom is an important decision that affects both the appearance and functionality of the space. By understanding the differences between ceramic and composite sinks and how to properly maintain and clean them, you will be able to choose a sink that perfectly suits your needs and style, while ensuring long-lasting , radiant appearance.


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