What is Fireclay? Fireclay is a mixture of clay and glaze that is fired at extremely high temperatures (1600-2200°F). Because of this process, fireclay is extremely durable. While the material looks very similar to enameled cast iron sinks, fireclay definitely has the edge over cast iron.
It's easy to see the beauty of fireclay when you see one! Alfi 36" Fireclay Double Bowl Farmhouse Sink
A fireclay sink has a timeless, and appealing appearance that can be a sound option for homeowners that are looking for durability and a vintage theme.
A fireclay sink is a type of ceramic sink. These sinks are not carved; they are molded at extreme temperatures. The process of molding starts when clay is formed into the desired size and shape of the sink, which then dries under a mild level of heat for up to 2 days.
Once the clay is dry, porcelain enamel is applied and the sink is put inside of a kiln, where it gets heated at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit for close to 24 hours. What happens during this phase of molding is that the extreme temperatures fuse the enamel to the ceramic, while fortifying the strength of the sink as a whole. The sink is finished molding, resulting in a tough, smooth, and beautiful body.
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The weight of most fireclay sinks require additional support, so professional installation is recommended. Also, most fireclay sinks necessitate wall- or counter-mounted faucets. See our faucet collection.
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