Franke Kitchen Sinks FAQ: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Cleaning, & Maintaining

Franke Kitchen Sinks FAQ: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Cleaning, & Maintaining

Which Franke Sink Should I Purchase?

The Tap Specialist offers a diverse range of Franke sinks with both traditional and modern designs, allowing you to tailor your choice to match your dream kitchen space. Whether you prioritise size, style, or material, Franke has options to suit your needs.

Choose from materials like Stainless Steel, Fragranite, or Tectonite to complement the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. Also select from Franke Sinks with Drainers or Without Drainers. Single Bowl, 1.5 Bowl Sinks, or 2 Bowl/Double Bowl sinks.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Franke Sink?

Franke Sinks offer numerous benefits for your kitchen space:

  1. Withstanding Extreme Temperatures: Built with quality materials, Franke Sinks are designed to withstand high temperatures, ensuring durability and longevity.

  2. Easy to Clean: Franke Sinks are designed for easy cleaning, allowing you to maintain a high standard of hygiene in your kitchen. Various cleaning solutions are available to keep your sink looking pristine.

  3. Scratch Resistant: With around 80% granite particles, Franke Sinks are highly resilient, making them resistant to scratches and maintaining their appearance over time.

Is Franke a Good Sink Brand?

Franke sinks have established themselves as a reliable, durable, and highly functional option in the market. With unique compositions for each material, Franke offers high-quality sinks that cater to different preferences and needs within the kitchen space.

What Gauge Are Franke Sinks?

Franke Sinks typically come in 18 or 20 gauge steel, providing a stylish finish while ensuring durability and quality. Franke pays meticulous attention to gauge specifications to offer premium sink options for your kitchen.

Where Can I Buy Franke Sinks?

Franke Sinks are available through various reputable suppliers. However, it's essential to purchase from authorised wholesalers to ensure the authenticity and quality of the product. At The Tap Specialist, we are authorised Franke stockists, offering a wide range of Franke Kitchen Sinks to meet your needs.

Are all sinks available in left-hand and right-hand drainer format?

Yes, all Franke sinks are available as either right-hand or left-hand drainers. For reversible sinks, this choice is automatically offered.

Are plumbing kits included?

Generally, you will need to purchase a Siphon I, II, or III part plumbing kit separately, depending on the number of sink bowls. 

Can I fit a Waste Disposal Unit in my Franke sink?

Yes, any sink with a 3 1/2“ waste (90mm) can accommodate a waste disposal unit. For Franke ceramic sinks, an Extended Flange is available for Continuous Feed models. If your sink has an overflow, you may need to purchase a WDU Overflow Converter.

How do I clean the overflow?

Many Franke sinks come with a Hygienic Overflow, which offers versatility for cleaning. Simply remove the logo plate to access the overflow aperture for easy, hygienic cleaning.

How do I apply earthing to a Franke sink?

Franke provides provisions for a mechanical bond to be made to inset sink models. This is often done by utilising one of the cut-out points for the clips along the length of the clip rail.

How do I fit undermounted sinks?

Various methods are available for fitting undermounted sinks. We recommend using Fixing Clips provided with the sink and following the pictorial instructions. Seek advice from your installer for further guidance.

What is the guarantee on Franke sinks? How do I make a claim under the guarantee?

Franke sinks come with a 50-year guarantee against manufacturing defects. For more information and to make a claim, visit the Franke website and complete the relevant form.

How do I knock out a taphole in a Ceramic inset sink?

  1. Determine the desired pre-punched tap holes.
  2. Measure and mark the centre of the selected tap hole on the sink's surface, then cover it with masking tape.
  3. Use a centre punch to create a small indentation in the centre of the marked area.
  4. Carefully drill a pilot hole using a No. 8 masonry drill bit from the top surface of the sink. Note: Drill only one small hole initially.
  5. Gradually enlarge the hole to the desired size by tapping the centre punch with a hammer, ensuring careful and precise adjustments.

What is Tectonite?

Tectonite is an advanced material used in Franke sinks, offering exceptional durability and aesthetic appeal. It is crafted through a meticulous process involving a combination of three key elements:

  1. SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound): This is a glass fibre, polyester-based carrier material that forms the foundation of Tectonite sinks. It provides structural integrity and strength to the sink.

  2. Chemically fused 3rd Generation PiMC (Powder In Mould Coating): This innovative coating gives Tectonite sinks their distinctive features. It provides the sink with its colour, as well as imbuing it with heat resistance, scratch resistance, and resistance to wear and tear. This coating ensures that Tectonite sinks maintain their pristine appearance even after years of use.

  3. Unique Texture: Tectonite sinks boast a unique texture that mimics the natural look of granite. This texture adds visual interest and elegance to the sink, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the kitchen.

How heat resistant is Tectonite?

Tectonite can withstand temperatures of up to 300°C.

By considering these FAQs, you'll be well-equipped to choose and care for your Franke Sink, ensuring it remains a valuable addition to your kitchen for years to come.

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