Farmhouse Drainboard Sink - 8-inch Faucet Drillings - Clarion by Strom Plumbing
I love, love,love my sink. It is the show piece of my kitchen and better yet it is wonderful memories from my grandmother's kitchen. The only problem is the finish. There are rough spots in the sink bowl and it stains very easily.
I am not using it as much as the prep sink because I am afraid of discoloration. I don't use any abrasives on it and it is difficult to keep white. I don't know what or how to correct this problem and I am hoping someone from the Strom Company will come to my rescue. It is a very expensive sink and would be wonderful to use if the finish was stronger.
I have only used the sink 12 months and noticed this roughness a few months ago. I don't think a sink should show such wear and tear in this short of a time period with only a two person household. Please let me know what I can do to help my sink stay pretty.
March 27, 2013
We love this sink! It is beautiful and the focal point of our entire kitchen. This sink was the reason I found your website.
I am so pleased we decided to order this sink. The prices are very competitive and your customer service was phenomenal! Thank you for everything!
January 17, 2013
This is a fabulous sink. We recently bought a ranch in the Texas hill country and on the ranch is a 120yr old home. Not in bad shape but needed work. We want to preserve all the imperfections and wear and tear.......the OLD look... but some things were not usable....like sinks and toilets. I was so excited to find this sink. It keeps the old look but in a more sanitary and functional way. It is perfectly beautiful and just makes the kitchen! It is a very heavy sink and we had to beef up the wall for it, but that turned out to be a fun experience as we found newspapers from 1916 nailed to the wallboards (to keep the cold out) and an old letter! The sink is well made and the porcelain is perfect. I would not trade anything for this sink.
November 22, 2011
Everything including the Kitchen Sink
Huge selection, easy ordering methods, quick delivery. Received the sink on time and intact, even though travelling across the continent, California to Nova Scotia. Very well crated. Appears to be easy to install, even though it will take three men and two boys (large ones) to lift into position - as described in the online instructions. The online schematics make it easy to design the cabinet, and you can easily plan your kitchen around the sink long before its arrival. My wife is exceptionally pleased, and the sink will be the centre piece of our new kitchen.
March 27, 2011
This is, simply put, the most fantastic sink we've ever seen! It's both beautiful and functional. The mid-rating for "Ease of Installation," is because of it's hefty 418 pounds, which requires several people. Other than that, we continue to be impressed by the product and by the folks at Vintage Tub & Bath.
October 28, 2009
exactly what you think heavy duty classic farmhouse sink. love it in our 1800's victorian. wish i had purchased a different faucet since the one we have is too deep (from wall) for sink otherwise get compliments on it regularly.
October 23, 2009
Finish erodes in six months
This is a gorgeous sink and I was initially thrilled with it, however in less than six months, the sink surface in the bottom of the sink was completely eroded and porous and would stain readily. I used no abrasives on it, only the spray Clorox kitchen cleaner. Apparently even mild bleach is enough to erode the surface. I just had to pay someone to come out and respray the entire sink. That shouldn't happen in such a short time. Evidently, the known brand name sinks have a more durable finish that will hold up better. In addition, the lower front lip of this sink started to rust even though it was not exposed to any water. When I had the sink resurfaced he took care of that. But I should not have had to have the sink resurfaced at all.
The ease of installation is only 2 stars because it's very heavy and needs several people. Otherwise it was not hard to install.
Vintage Tub and Tile was good to work with, however an email I sent them about this went unanswered.
October 16, 2009
Clarion Farmhouse Drainboard Sink by Strom Plumbin
I love the sink , but wish the basin was larger. Was hard to find a faucet that would fit. We basically built the kitchen around this sink. Special cabinets,tile work and granite. I am not sorry we did it is a great look. Also wish it was made in USA if I had know it was made in China I would not have bought it.
September 9, 2008