BLANCO has manufactured millions of SILGRANIT® sinks for over 25 years and is the worldwide leader in total unit sales based on unique material patents. In 1981, BLANCO was the first company worldwide to launch sinks made of composite materials. Since then, BLANCO has continued to develop and perfect the material, always aiming at offering our customers the superior quality and product selection. BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks are engineered in Germany and Made in Germany, and Canada with a manufacturing facility located in Toronto, ON.
Frequently asked questions
- Why BLANCO SILGRANIT® Sinks?
- Can you explain the features of BLANCO's SILGRANIT® sinks?
BLANCO SILGRANIT® is a unique patented material developed by BLANCO that combines 80 percent natural granite stone with a premium acrylic resin formula for strength and durability. SILGRANIT® sinks are scratch, stain, acid and heat resistant, withstanding up to 280 degrees Celsius, hotter than a pot straight from the stove. This durability in combination with the sink’s unique texture and natural beauty has made it the leading coloured sink of choice in the Canadian market. Now, SILGRANIT® is available in seven finishes — Anthracite, Cinder, Café, Truffle, Biscotti, White and the new finish, Metallic Gray. BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks are engineered in Germany and Made in Germany, and Canada with a manufacturing facility located in Toronto, ON.
- Is the material heat resistant?
Yes, SILGRANIT® is heat resistant up to 280° C / 536° F.
- Is the material safe for use with food?
Yes, SILGRANIT® is perfectly safe for contact with food and completely hygienic.
- How do I clean the surface of my SILGRANIT® sink?
SILGRANIT® is extremely easy to clean. Please see our care and cleaning instructions here .
- Do sinks made of SILGRANIT® discolour over time?
No. BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks are cast in a single pouring, and so is coloured through completely. Normal household use does not cause any discernible changes in colour. The colour will not fade in direct sunlight.
- Is SILGRANIT® patented and certified?
Yes, BLANCO holds seven exclusive patents for SILGRANIT®, which makes this material the only one of its kind in the world.
- Why is the underside of my SILGRANIT® sink rough?
Each and every SILGRANIT® sink’s underside does have some roughness and texture which may be interpreted as cracks. This is a natural part of our patented formulation and production process. The texture you are seeing on the backside is a result of the curing process of the material after casting. It does not in any way deter from the strength of the product, but rather allows for the perfect combination of interior surface hardness and overall strength. This ensures that the maximum amount of granite is at the usable surface. It is this process that makes our sinks the MOST durable and the most hygienic surface available in the market today.