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Kitchen sinks and bathroom lavs are a passive lot—they don't really have working parts and don't even get much code attention. But we expect a great deal of them: They have to hold water on command, beat up under a surprising amount of weight and physical abuse, withstand minor chemical and stain attacks, scrub easily, and still gleam like new for many years. There are many sinks for your customers to choose from, and the choices are not getting any easier. The traditional sinks come in more shapes and colors than ever before, and there are some new materials on the block as well. Sinks and bathroom lavs can be divided into three general categories by finish: metal, china/stoneware/ ceramic,