Best Granite Composite Sink Reviews
And Buyer's Guide: 2019 Edition

Best Granite Composite Sink Reviews & Buyer’s Guide: 2019 Edition

Welcome to our 2019 granite composite sinks review roundup and buyer’s guide.

The first section collects reviews of our favorite granite kitchen sinks from this year.

The second part is a concise buyer’s guide. This section contains general information about granite sinks and will help you decide if granite composite is right for you.

Granite Composite Sinks Reviews (2019)

Below, you’ll find a table with a breakdown of our picks for the best granite sinks, including actual customer ratings.

Most of the kitchen sinks shown below come in a variety of different colors. If you like the design of a sink but not the color, be sure to see what other options are available!

1. Blanco Diamond Super Single Bowl

Blanco Diamond Super Single bowl granite composite sink

374 Reviews $312.99

Blanco’s Diamond Super Single Bowl kitchen sinks are made with Silgranit II. This material is a proprietary blend of granite sand and a heavy-duty composite binder.

This material offers the beauty and toughness of solid granite at a much more affordable price point. Plus, Silgranit is far easier to clean and maintain than natural stone–Blanco claims “40% greater cleanability” than other materials.

The granite composite used by Blanco is non-porous and highly stain resistant. It’s also unaffected affected by acidic foods (like wine) that can react with some other materials.

Granite composite is also incredibly tough and durable. With a heat resistance of 536° F, you can go straight from your oven or stove into the sink. Plus, many users reviews report years of use without nicks, chips, or scratches.

  • Dimensions: 33.5″ x 22″ x 9.5″
  • Minimum cabinet size: 36″
  • Dual mount design (works as a drop-in or undermount sink)
  • Drain not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

2. Kraus Quarza 60/40 Double Bowl

Kraus KGD-442BLACK Quarza Granite Composite Sink

221 Reviews from $198.95

Even though Kraus doesn’t yet have the name recognition of a giant like Blanco, they still produce some of the best granite sinks on the market.

The Kraus Quarza’s elegant, flowing lines are perfect for homeowners seeking a slightly more organic look in their granite kitchen sink.

The Quarza’s 60/40 split bowl design with a low divider combines the benefits of single and double bowl sinks.

The big bowl is great larger dishes like pans and baking sheets. The small bowl serves as a rinse basin or place to stash smaller items like utensils. The low divider makes it easier to transfer items from bowl to bowl–especially useful for large pots full of water.

  • Dimensions: 33″ x 22″ x 10.75″
  • Minimum cabinet size: 36″
  • Dual-mount design (undermount or drop-in installation)
  • Drains not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

3. Elkay Quartz Classic Double Bowl Granite Composite Sink

Elkay Quartz Classic ELGU3322GY0 Granite Kitchen Sink

47 Reviews from $190.89

Like the name implies, the Elkay Quartz Classic Double Bowl is made of a quartz composite rather than a granite composite. Quartz composite and granite composite are more alike than different and have similar levels of durability and ease of maintenance.

The Elkay Quartz Classic features a contemporary double bowl design. It’s ideal for homeowners who like to have separate basins for washing and rinsing.

Like granite composite, quartz is also highly resistant to stains, chips, and scratches.

Quartz has a heat resistance of up to 535° F. This means you can go straight from the stove or oven into your sink without worrying about damage.

The Quartz Classic composite kitchen sink comes in eight modern colors like Bisque, Greystone, and Mocha. Elkay’s color offerings are distinct but understated, so you’ll be sure to find a color that works with any kitchen.

  • Dimensions 33″ X 18-1/2″ X 9-1/2″
  • Minimum cabinet size: 36″
  • Undermount installation
  • Drains not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

4. Elkay Quartz Classic Single Bowl

Elkay Quartz Classic Single Bowl Undermount ELGU2522GY0 Granite Sink

107 Reviews $256.96

The Elkay Quartz Classic Single Bowl is a smaller, single bowl version of the quartz composite model covered above.

It offers all the same benefits as its double bowl counterpart in a more compact package. This is a perfect sink for situations where counter space is limited.

One benefit to quartz and granite composites is the relatively low levels of noise. Compared to stainless steel sinks, composite kitchen sinks tend to be much quieter.

Available in a large selection of modern color options.

  • Dimensions: 24-5/8″ x 18-1/2″ x 9-1/2″
  • Minimum counter size required: 30″
  • Dual-mount design (undermount or top-mount installation)
  • Drain not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

5. Blanco Precis Super Single Bowl Granite Composite Sink

Blanco Precis Super Single Bowl Granite Composite Sink

230 Reviews from $322.99

The Blanco Super Single Bowl undermount kitchen sink is part of their elegant Precis collection.

This granite composite sink combines classic styling with the utility of a single basin. If you like having lots of room to work, this is one of the best granite composite kitchen sinks around.

Blanco’s proprietary Silgranit granite composite material contains 80% real granite sand mixed with a high-strength binder. Silgranit sinks have the hardness and heat resistance of granite without its drawbacks like chipping, cracking, and staining.

Silgranit is also designed to be quiet, non-porous, and very easy to clean.

As you can probably tell by now, granite composite is one of the best kitchen materials on the market!

  • Dimensions: 32″ x 19″ x 9.5″
  • Minimum cabinet size: 36″
  • Undermount design
  • Drain not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

6. Blanco Performa Cascade

Blanco Performa Silgranit II Cascade Kitchen Sink

77 Reviews from $444.30

Blanco’s Performa Cascade granite composite sink combines the space of a single bowl sink and the utility of a double bowl.

A small raised ledge drains into the larger basin. This provides the perfect place to rinse fruits and veggies, drain pasta, and clean utensils. It’s a unique concept that many reviewers enjoyed.

Like all of Blanco’s Silgranit sinks, the Performa Cascade composite sink is highly resistant to stains, acidic foods, and heat. The patented material is designed to fight the growth of bacteria and other microbes, making it a very hygienic choice.

  • Dimensions: 32″ x 19″ x 10″ (small basin 7.75″ deep)
  • Minimum cabinet size required: 36″
  • Undermount installation
  • Drain not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

7. Blanco Diamond Silgranit Low Divide Double Bowl

Blanco Diamond Silgranit Low Divide Double Bowl Granite Composite Kitchen Sink

98 Reviews $373.65

Rounding out the list is yet another innovative design from Blanco.

The Blanco Diamond features a 60/40 basin split and a low divider to make transferring heavier dishes easier.

This sink has all the great features you’d expect from Silgranit, like high resistance to heat and an easy-to-clean finish.

It’s also an acid-resistant sink, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration or reactions with acidic foods.

  • Dimensions: 19″ x 32″ x 9.5″
  • Minimum cabinet size: 36″
  • Undermount installation
  • Drains not included
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Granite Composite Sink Buyer’s Guide

Granite sinks are becoming more and more popular, but is it the right choice for you?

In this section, we’ll go over the basics of granite composite sinks and answer some common questions.

What are Granite Composite Sinks Made Out Of?

Granite composite sinks are made by mixing fine granite sand with an acrylic resin bonding agent. Most manufacturers use a mix of 80% granite particles and 20% bonding agent.

This process produces a material with many of the same qualities of granite while offering better durability and easier maintenance. Granite sinks are also much relatively affordable.

Blanco granite composite kitchen sink
Blanco 519450 Precis Cascade in Anthracite

Some kitchen sink manufacturers produce granite composite sinks under trade names like Blanco’s Silgranit or Franke’s Fragranite.

Granite is the most common materials used in composite sinks, although you will also find composite sinks made from quartz. This article focuses on granite sinks, but much of the information applies to quartz sinks as well.

Appearance of Granite Composite Sinks

Unlike natural granite, granite composite sinks have a very uniform color and still retain the warmth and charm of real stone.

Granite composite kitchen sinks have a beautiful “sandy” look that works well with many decors. Most composite sinks will have a lightly textured matte finish.

Granite composite sink close-up collage

Unlike natural stone, manufacturers can control the color of granite composite sinks. This makes it possible to offer a wide range of unique colors.

For example, Blanco’s Silgranit sinks are currently offered in eight unique color choices. We’ve highlighted our favorites below.

Blanco Silgranit granite composite color samples
Blanco Silgranit color samples

You can play around more with Blanco’s composite sink colors using their exclusive design tool.

Granite Composite Durability

Granite composite sinks are incredibly tough and offer excellent resistance to scratching, scuffing, and impacts. The uniformity of the material also means it won’t chip like real stone.

Blanco Precis single bowl granite composite kitchen sink
Blanco Precis Super Single Bowl in Anthracite

Granite composite has excellent heat resistance. Most manufacturers rate their granite sinks to just over 530 °F (about 276 °C).

Small chips and cracks may occur from heavy impacts. In many cases, light damage can be repaired with an epoxy filler tinted to match the sink.

Granite composite is a very tough material, but it might be worth investing in a stainless steel bottom grid for extra protection.

Maintenance and Cleaning Granite Composite Sinks

Unlike solid granite, granite composite is nonporous, making it easier to clean and maintain.

Most stains and messes can be cleaned using gentle cleaners and soft scouring pads or microfiber cloths. Don’t use steel wool and wire brushes.

Elkay quartz composite sink
Elkay Quartz Luxe in Charcoal

Bar Keeper’s Friend and Soft Scrub are recommended by several manufacturers as strong but safe cleaners for granite composite sinks.

Wiping the sink dry after every use will help avoid stains or mineral buildup.

Many granite kitchen sinks will also benefit from an occasional application of mineral oil. This is especially helpful with darker color sinks when it comes to maintaining deep blacks and browns.

While composite sink maintenance is fairly straightforward, some cleaners can mar the surface of granite composite sinks. Always be sure to carefully read the manufacturer’s care and cleaning instructions that are included with your sink.

Granite Sink Cost

Most granite sinks will range in price from $200 to $400. This is relatively affordable compared to other premium sinks options like cast iron or fireclay.

Of course, cost can vary greatly depending on size, mounting style, and basin configuration. Undermount and apron front (farmhouse) sinks will tend to be more expensive.

KitchenRemodelGuides.com has an excellent article on composite sink prices.

Granite Composite Sink Noise

Granite composite has great sound-absorbing properties. Compared to other kitchen sink materials, granite sinks are very quiet.

Running water and placing dishes in the sink will create significantly less noise than a stainless steel sink.

Granite Sink Installation

Installing a granite composite sink isn’t particularly difficult. However, keep in mind that they’re a lot heavier than stainless steel. Granite sinks may require additional structural support below your counter.

If you’re not sure if your counter can handle the additional weight of a composite sink, it’s best to hire a contractor for the job.

Granite Composite Pros and Cons

Granite sinks will work beautifully in most kitchens. Still, there are a few things to consider before making a decision.

Pros

  • Relatively affordable
  • Non-porous and stain resistant
  • Durable
  • Low noise
  • Heat resistant

Cons

  • Heavier than stainless steel
  • Somewhat higher maintenance than stainless steel
  • More prone to mineral buildup


The Best Granite Composite Sink Brands

In general, it’s hard to go wrong with the major granite kitchen sink brands like Blanco, Elkay, and Kraus.

These are all good, well-established brands that offer a solid long term value. Most of the sinks made by these companies are highly rated when it comes to durability, appearance, and ease of maintenance.

The models highlighted in this article are simply examples of the best granite kitchen sinks on the market. If you find a granite sink from one of these brands that isn’t on this list, you can still buy with confidence knowing these companies have a great all-around reputation.

Granite Sink Ideas & Pictures

Below you’ll find a gallery of granite kitchen sink ideas. Clicking any image will take you Amazon, where you’ll find more information about specs and pricing.

Blanco 441611 Valea Super Single Bowl Granite Composite Sink - Cinder
Blanco 441611 Valea Super Single Bowl in Cinder
MR Direct 848 TruGranite Black Granite Kitchen Sink
MR Direct 848 TruGranite Black
Blanco 440177 Silgranit Double Bowl Granite Kitchen Sink - Cafe Brown
Blanco 440177 Silgranit in Cafe Brown
Kraus KGD-412B single bowl granite kitchen sink
Kraus KGD-412B
Franke granite composite kitchen sink
Franke DIG61091-GRA in Graphite
Franke DIG62D91-GRA Primo in Graphite - Granite Composite Sink
Franke DIG62D91-GRA Primo in Graphite
Blanco granite composite kitchen sink
Blanco Precis Super Single Bowl in Anthracite
Blanco Modex Granite Sink
Blanco Modex Kitchen Sink
Blanco Silgranit Composite Sink
Blanco Silgranit Double Bowl
Blanco Precis Granite Composite Kitchen Sink
Blanco 519450 Precis Cascade in Anthracite