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BLANCO Presents New IKON Farmhouse Sink

Posted on 18 February 2020 by cradmin

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks, is elevating kitchen ergonomics with its new IKON® 33-in. Apron 1-3/4 Bowl with Low Divide sink. Designed to make prepping, cooking and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience for all users, this apron front sink is crafted with the brand’s exclusive SILGRANIT® granite composite patented material available in nine trending colors.

The new IKON sink’s convenient low divide that sits just 5-1/2-in. from the sink bottom, makes it easier to handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls. Because apron front designs are installed further forward and eliminate the countertop, they minimize the need to lean over as much and help to reduce strain.

Available color options include Anthracite, Biscotti, Biscuit, Café Brown, Cinder, Metallic Gray, Truffle, White and Concrete Gray. Additional accessories available include: Small Grid, Large Grid, Floating Grid, Floating Cutting Board, 3-in-1 Basket Strainer, 3-in-1 Disposal Flange.

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Blanco Named 2018 Best of Year Honoree

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Blanco Named 2018 Best of Year Honoree

Posted on 06 December 2018 by cradmin

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, announced the BLANCO PRECISION® R0 DURINOX® Super Single Bowl with Apron has been named a 2018 Best of Year honoree in the Kitchen Fixtures and Kitchen Fittings categories at the 2018 Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards.

The BoY Awards, hosted by Interior Design Magazine is one of the year’s most prestigious awards in design for architects, designers and manufacturers. Now in its thirteenth year, the 2018 BoY Awards received more than 160,000 votes for 2,000 of the year’s most renowned products.

Scratch and fingerprint resistant, DURINOX is the latest innovation from the artisans at BLANCO STEELART® featuring a completely unique look and feel with two times the strength of traditional stainless steel. Tailored to a hard-working and sophisticated kitchen, the PRECISION R0 modernizes a classic style complete with a velvety, matte finish and sleek silhouette. Featuring crisp, zero radius seams and an on-trend farmhouse style, the PRECISION R0 combines superior strength and unsurpassed resilience in its design.

Created using technology inspired by the aerospace industry, DURINOX is an exclusive patented material by BLANCO. Extremely resistant to scratches and impervious to fingerprints, DURINOX sets the standard for the future of stainless steel material.

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Karran Introduces Apron Front Quartz Sinks

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Karran Introduces Apron Front Quartz Sinks

Posted on 27 November 2018 by cradmin

Karran has introduced two new quartz Apron Front sink options. The sinks are made from ultra durable quartz composite and are tough yet classical and elegant in their styling.

The QA-750 apron front sink (shown on left) is a farmhouse double equal bowl model with a 9-1/4-in. deep apron. It requires a new apron front sink base cabinet for installation. It’s a great sink option for new kitchen installations.

The QAR-750 (shown on right) is the perfect choice when existing cabinetry is being retained. With its shorter, 6-1/2-in. deep apron, this sink will fit into most existing 36-in. or wider standard sink bases. Typically all you will need to do is remove the false drawer fronts and make some minor cuts to the cabinet face frame.

According to the company, the aprons on both models are designed so that installation cuts are hidden behind the apron, making it simple and quick to install.

Six color options are available – Black, Brown, Concrete, Grey, Bisque and White.

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BLANCO Adds to Fireclay Collection

Posted on 21 March 2018 by cradmin

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, has introduced CERANA® II Fireclay Apron Front Sink. The CERANA II aims for durability and versatility with its artisan hand-finishing techniques and high-firing temperatures. The CERANA II’s reversible design features two different corner styles allowing for a choice of contemporary or traditional décor applications. BLANCO CERANA II features an ultra-durable gloss surface, a stainless steel bottom sink grid included, center drain location and a limited lifetime warranty.

The new sink is available in both 30 in. and 33 in. single bowls with White and Biscuit color options. Additional accessories include 3-in-1 Basket Strainer, sold separately.

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Tips From Granite Grannies: Fabricating for an Apron Front Sink

Posted on 07 July 2016 by CRadmin2

BLANCO interviewed Lori Hethmon, Founder, Owner and Lead Designer for Granite Grannies on her best tips for fabricating for an apron front sink.

IKON Apron Front Sink

BLANCO makes apron front sinks in fireclay, stainless steel and now, for the first time in granite composite with their groundbreaking IKON™ apron front sink.

Q1: What are the different installation methods for apron front sinks?

There are basically two types of apron front sink. Some apron fronts offer a frontal piece that wraps around cabinetry – basically a rectangular sink with a false front that makes it look like an apron front. Actual apron-front sinks require precise measuring to fit within cabinetry. These features affect the way the counter top is cut.

An apron sink must be on site, and sitting in the exact location preferred by homeowner before we can template the project. The farm sink can typically sit farther out from the cabinet or sit farther to the back wall. Additionally, the shape of the sinks will vary considerably and must be templated on site.

Q2: Do you review the desired reveal with the customer? Or do you prefer a reveal and just go with that.

Reveal or no reveal that is the question. Sink companies like the reveal, fabricators do not.  If the sink is showing under the countertop it should be a perfect 1/8″ or a perfect 1/4″ all around. This is a challenge considering the walls and cabinets are not perfectly square in a real house new or old. It also means the silicone used to seal the sink in place is visible. Most fabricators will advocate for the countertop material to overhang the sink. It is a clean crisp look and any slight variation in the overhang is not apparent. Additionally, a sink reveal leaves a ledge for soap and grease to collect. If you have ever seen a sink with a reveal in the normal home after a few months it looks messy. It is one more area to keep clean and shiny. A homeowner would want to raise the issue of a reveal and express their desire for this type of installation.

Q3.  With apron front sinks coming in different materials, what is your opinion from a fabricator perspective?

The SILGRANIT apron front sinks have added a wonderful option to the marketplace. Many people love the homey feel of the farm sink, but do not love the modern feel of the stainless nor the concerns about a porcelain sink. The color options are also a big deal. A white porcelain farm sink makes a big statement whereas a SILGRANIT can integrate better with the environment. The Truffle color, which will be launched soon is a soft tie-in to stainless appliances. Café Brown looks fantastic with a wood cabinet and wood floors. Anthracite is warm with a contemporary feel.  It’s often hard to choose the SILGRANIT color.

Q4. What counter surfaces do you recommend work best with Apron Fronts in general?

For the most part natural stone or any quartz type man made slabs are going to function the same as far as installation. A sintered or ultra compact surface or porcelains tops can be used – but it’s best to work closely with the manufacturer on fabricating thin surface materials.

Most good fabricators are more than familiar with the particulars of a farm sink installation by now. The trend has been growing steadily for five or six years now. It doesn’t show any signs of waning and I believe the farm sink will have a lasting shelf life decor wise.

Q5: Do you think the faucet has to be traditional in style? Or the kitchen? 

As with any type of sink the faucet should be functional per the homeowner’s preferences. The decor styles are considerably more eclectic today and a contemporary faucet model can look wonderful with an old style farm sink. What’s old is new. The farm sink itself is an historic look but considered contemporary in today’s decor. One note is that the bridge faucet with two holes means that the counter top seam is showing more. If the faucet is a single hole mount the fabricator can often drill the faucet hole through the seam leaving only an inch or so visible.

About Granite Grannies


Granite Grannies is a boutique fabricator of unique and exotic natural stones. They are a woman-owned, family-run shop focused on one beautiful space at a time – located in the greater Washington, D.C. area. http://granitegrannies.com/



For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO is steadfastly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service since 1925. Dedicated to quality without compromise, every sink is closely inspected many times before it receives the BLANCO name.  www.blancoamerica.com

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Native Trails Introduces Nipomo NativeStone Concrete Bathroom Sink

Posted on 23 June 2016 by cradmin

native trails nipomo sinkThe Nipomo NativeStone concrete bathroom sink by Native Trails is perfect for today’s clean design styles. Nipomo can be installed as an apron-front, undermount or vessel sink. The soft rectangular shape shows off the organic beauty of concrete, at a much lighter weight and with no-fuss maintenance. The Nipomo concrete sink is handcrafted of NativeStone, an innovative, strong blend of cement and jute fiber that is surprisingly lightweight for concrete, heavy-duty in the bathroom and reportedly easy when it comes to clean-up. It is available in Ash, Slate, and Pearl finishes. The Nipomo features a single four inch deep bowl that is crack, stain and scratch resistant. It includes a limited lifetime warranty, installation sheet and a care and maintenance guide.

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