Cleaning considerations to keep your sink shining

They may have become a stylish statement in recent years, but the sink remains one of the unsung heroes of our daily lives, quietly handling the dirtier aspects of our kitchens and laundry.

From the rugged resilience of stainless steel, the sleek elegance of Arqstone and  the timeless practicality of ceramic, these materials offer a unique set of qualities that make it a vital component in the heart of our homes.

They are designed to handle the toughest of conditions, however, it is important that our sinks are cleaned properly – that’s why it’s essential to use the right products to ensure your sink will continue to look its best for many years to come.

Let’s delve into the distinct characteristics of each of Seima’s sink materials, uncovering the secrets to keeping them looking their best for years to come. 

Stainless Steel

There is a reason why stainless steel is the primary choice for commercial kitchen sinks and why homeowners consistently turned to it as a tough and heavy-duty option in their kitchen and laundry. 

The hard nonporous surface is easy to care for and maintains durability, it’s budget friendly and resistant to scratches, ultraviolet rays, chemicals, heat and limescale. 

While stainless steel sinks can simply be cleaned with water and soap, a range of special cleaners are also available.

A vinegar spray, mixed with water at a ratio of 1:10 is also a highly effective option. 

One of the challenges of stainless steel can be discolouration, which occurs when your sink is exposed to direct heat or harsh chemicals, often used in our laundry. 

Ensuring you wash your sink regularly and rinse after using  chemicals, should keep any discolouration at bay.


Few areas of our home face  as much dirt and grime as our laundry and kitchen, and you need a tough cleaning option to deal with all manner of incidents and the messy problems hidden away for another day. 

Arqstone, an engineered quartz material, is ready to rise to the challenge with style. 

As seen in Seima’s sleek monotone Arqstone Oros range, this unique material does not compromise on either form or function, and has been engineered for strength and durability while offering a range of designs.  

Its smooth texture is heat, scratch and stain resistant, making it quick and easy to clean, no matter what gets thrown its way. 

While soap or an all-purpose cleaner – plus a quick rinse of water – will be enough for a regular clean, there are some stains which may require a little more elbow grease. 

Hardier than some other surfaces, Arqstone stands up against more thorough cleaning options. For stubborn marks, a mild abrasive cleaning product such as Jif or Gumption and gentle nylon brush will do all the hard work for you. 


It is the trusted go-to for bathroom’s for a reason. The classic ceramic sink has had a renaissance as of late, as the practicality of this material has combined with clean designs, colour and shape to create a striking addition to any modern kitchen or laundry.

This perfect balance has been struck by Seima’s Odessa collection, which includes carefully crafted fireclay ceramic kitchen and laundry sinks that are timeless, versatile and resilient against the most challenging conditions. 

When it comes to hygiene, the non-porous nature of the sink makes maintenance and cleaning a breeze and a simple task. 

While an all-purpose cleaner will do the job, baking soda with a homemade white distilled vinegar solution and a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil can be a fantastic solution for anyone looking for a more natural approach to break down any dirt or soap buildup.

The right solution for the right sink

Each sink material not only defines the functionality of our kitchens but also plays a crucial role in the aesthetics of our spaces.

However, owning a sink is not just about admiring its durability and style now; we must also consider what we can do to keep it in pristine condition for years to come. 

Whether it’s a special stainless steel cleaner, a natural approach with vinegar and essential oils, or gentle solutions for more delicate surfaces, it is important to research and choose the right cleaning products that suit your sink material. 

By carefully selecting the cleaning option, you’re not only ensuring its longevity but also maintaining the style and functionality that made you fall in love with it in the first place. 

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