One of the old materials for kitchen sinks that has become new again is stone. Depending on the type of stone used and the care it receives, this sink can last indefinitely, maybe a hundred years or more. High-end farmhouse sinks in the early 1900's were often constructed of limestone, but today the more popular options are soapstone and granite. Limestone is still a popular choice, especially among those interested in Old World style.
The other type of natural stone sometimes used for kitchen sinks is marble, though its expensive makes it less affordable than some of the other choices.
Advantages of stone kitchen sinks
There are very many advantages of stone kitchen sinks, hence their increasing popularity. Stone sinks are usually carved out of a solid piece of stone, which means no seams to pull apart or to catch crumbs and dirt in. They are heavily polished and easily to wipe clean. If properly sealed with a stone sealant, they are non-porous and will not stain. Stone is also a very hard to chip and is a non-conducting material, making it practically heatproof. Maybe the biggest advantages are that stone can be shaped to fit any number of design ideas, and the variations in natural stone which guarantees that your sink will look like no one else's.
Disadvantages of stone kitchen sinks
The biggest disadvantage to stone kitchen sinks is that if they are not sealed properly, they will not last. When stone absorbs liquids, it can crack, chip, and stain more easily, which is something you definitely don't want, especially given the cost of most stone sinks. As long as the stone is sealed properly, and maybe re-sealed after a few years of use, it should last and last and last. The other main disadvantage of using this type of material for kitchen sinks is the cost. These sinks can cost well over a thousand dollars, but if they last forever and you never have to replace them, they are well worth the price.