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Q. "These sinks are described as featuring 'Type-304 stainless steel construction'. What does 'Type 304 stainless steel' mean?"
A. The term "stainless steel" refers to specific grades of steel that contain more than 10% chromium. Stainless steel may also include a variety of other elements (such as nickel, titanium, etc.); it resists corrosion and is generally a stronger, more reliable steel. There are a number of different "types" (grades) of stainless steel; specifically, Type 304 (aside from having a higher content of chromium than most other Types of stainless steel) also contains nickel. This enables it to withstand most ordinary corrosion in architecture, is durable in typical commercial environments, and resists most chemicals.
Q. "Please explain the best gauge of stainless, which is longer lasting, etc?"
A. The lower the number, the thicker the material. Therefore, the 14 gauge sink models listed above are thicker than the 18 gauge models (although 18 gauge stainless steel is also thick and durable, in our opinion).
Q. "What type of faucet is designed to be used with this style of sink?"
A. There are special faucets that are specifically designed to be used with sinks that have a backsplash like these Griffin models; they're called, appropriately enough, backsplash faucets. Backsplash faucets are wall-mounted faucets that have a special male-threaded extension that's designed to go through the backsplash of the sink, allowing for easier hook-up to your incoming water supply. You can go to our "backsplash faucets" page by clicking here.
Q. "Can I use the type of faucet that has a large riser with a spray-hose attached, like I've seen in restaurant kitchens?"
A. The type of faucet you're referring to is known as a "pre-rinse" faucet, and there are certainly pre-rinse faucets available (such as these pre-rinse faucets listed on our site) that can be used with these sinks. However, most pre-rinse faucets are designed to be mounted onto an actual wall and not through a sink's backsplash (unless otherwise stated in the faucet description), so you may need to use a special adapter kit, like the nipple kit we offer here. If your pre-rinse faucet has 1/2" female IPS inlets (like most do), these adapters should enable you to install your wall-mount pre-rinse faucets onto a sink with a backsplash.
Q. "Do you have any tips on how I should take care of my stainless steel sink?"
A. We sure do! Just click here for more information.
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