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Reports from KBIS: What’s new in sinks.

Reports from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2009 tell of a shift towards design trends that show cleaner and simpler lines that not only look good but are easy to maintain.

Case in point: A fundamental shift in sink and drain design.

Look! Kim and Aggie would be proud. No seams for bacteria to hide.

Affluence Seamless Sink is putting a spotlight on the drain opening of the kitchen sink.
The problem with drains is that they become dirty, pit, or rust over time with use.

The affluence seamless sink is seamless and easy to keep clean. No more unsightly plumbers putty, silicone, or seams, just pure smooth stainless steel. No more seams to collect water and debris that breed bacteria and germs. Affluence looks nice over time, since the downturn is a smooth transition and all parts are made of 100% solid 304 stainless steel.

Be sure to see the video at to see the garbage disposal installation.

18 gauge sink. Sink and strainer are made out of 304 stainless steel. The disposal splash guard is removable for easy cleaning.

Seamless beauty.
For more information, visit Affluence Seamless Sink.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

3 thoughts on “Reports from KBIS: What’s new in sinks.

  1. Thank you for your comment. It is a legitimate question warranting a fact check. I checked in with Affluence Seamless Sinks for a response. The sink bottom slopes about 1/4 inch per foot. Comparing this to residential building codes, the 1/4″ slope per foot toward the drain is the recommended slope per code for drains as also seen in shower installations. Quality control checks every sink with water to be sure it drains properly. Anonymous brings up a legitimate concern; it is a tight fit. But no sink leaves the factory if it puddles. If it fails their test they mark the bottom “display only – do not install” and use them as salesman samples. The sinks pass all building code standards across USA and Canada and are UPC certified. It is a revolutionary design that will, no doubt, bring criticism from the big manufacturers who didn’t think of it first.


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