FSW1005 LUXURY 30-INCH SOLID FIRECLAY FARMHOUSE SINK IN WHITE, STAINLESS STEEL ACCS, FLUTED FRONT
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Luxury 30" x 20" compression-molded SOLID fireclay farmhouse kitchen sink. Single bowl, modern design with 1/2" radius interior corners, straight sidewalls, fluted-front apron, 7/8" material thickness, and glossy glaze. Classic stainless steel "checkboard" (pattern) sink grid, basket strainer-drain, and disposal flange included
EXTERIOR: 29-3/4”W x 19-7/8”L x 9-7/8”H
INTERIOR: 27-3/4”W x 17-1/2”L x 8-3/4”D
The mainstay of our line, Fossil Blu’s 30-inch-class fireclay farmhouse sinks are the most versatile sink-size we offer. Large enough to handle a busy kitchen, while small enough to sit on 30” sink-base cabinets (common in smaller kitchens), this sink is a go-to for both remodels and new build-outs alike. True to the sizing of turn-of-the-century farm sinks, the 29-3/4” x 9-7/8” size of the apron (sink-front) means you will be getting the classic farmhouse sink look, while the tighter-radius corners lend to an updated appeal. And with 17-1/2” of interior front-to-back space, you will be amazed with the workspace this sink affords. See specification sheet (below) for spec data and dimensional line art. As a natural product, minor variances in dimensions may occur. QA tolerances are held at +/- 2%.
SINK MATERIAL: Fine & ultra-fine fireclay
MANUFACTURING: Compression-molded, low-fired
Fossil Blu fireclay farmhouse sinks feature authentic SOLID fine and ultra-fine fireclay. Authentic fireclay is a semi-rare natural white clay containing higher concentrations of fine-grained quartz (silica) than typical ceramic (kaolin) clays. When the silica-based glaze is applied (learn more about our glaze below) and then fired at extremely high temperatures, the silica of both the quartz and glaze fuse together, creating a single structure. This “single structure” is what separates fireclay from typical/inexpensive ceramic products, which are fired at lower temperatures, exhibit little fusing, and are thin and/or hollow structures. This is also why genuine fireclay sinks, such as Fossil Blu, are more expensive than inauthentic “fireclay” sinks found in the marketplace.
We source our fireclay base material from mines following reduced-input/output (more sustainable) mining practices in Italy, France and Israel. Once at our factory (in Turkey), the clay is mixed with just water, then compression molded via a 50,000-pound hydraulic press. This high-pressure process not only forms the sink, but removes any trapped air, resulting in a solid structure that will not bubble during kilning. The sink is then low-fired (mild heat) for two days to dry before heading to the glazing room for finishing.
FINISH DETAILS: Ultra-thick, silica-based glaze
COLOR: Appliance White
APPLICATION: Robotically applied, high-fired
This sink features Fossil Blu’s legendary silica-based glaze, which is robotically applied, allowing for up to twice the glaze thickness compared to hand-sprayed glazing techniques. Fired (kilned) at over 2200-degrees Fahrenheit, the glaze fuses with the fireclay substrate to create a permanent enamel. This high-gloss enamel has a very high hardness rating, which means it is non-porous and nearly indestructible. Standard household cleaners and mild abrasives (including bleach and Bar-Keeper’s Friend) are safe to use in moderation. Our white finish is similar to Appliance White (sometimes called Smoke White). RGB value averages are as follows: R: 235, G: 235, B: 237. The consistent RGB values of our finish means the white color has neither a warm nor cool tint. The high RGB values means the white is near perfect white (RGB each at 255).
SINK FRONT: Fluted
APRON DIMENSIONS: 29-3/4" x 9-7/8""
APRON THICKNESS: 7/8””
APRON WRAP: Full length, left & right sides
CORNER RADIUS: 1/2” left & right, 1/4” top & bottom
When farm sinks were popularized as mud room accessories – on the English farm – this is what they looked like. A wide, vertically grooved (fluted) imprint, matching the wainscotting and carved wood furniture of the times, decorates the front. Its bold look is softened by its gentle edges and supple appearance to the front, characteristic of the natural fireclay material underneath. At 1-1/8” thickness, it presents as an authentic rendition of the early farm sink. The left and right sides of the sink are fully finished, allowing for any install depth. We generally recommend 1-1/2” to 2” of the sink to be exposed on the left and right sides.
ACCESSORY MATERIAL: 304 Stainless Steel
ACCESSORY FINISH: Brushed, raw stainless steel
GRID INCLUDED: Checkerboard pattern, custom-fitted
DRAIN INCLUDED: 3.5” basket strainer drain and assembly
DISPOSAL FLANGE INCLUDED: 3.5” disposal flange and stopper
Included with this sink are three accessories: One (1) custom-fitted sink grid, one (1) basket strainer drain, and one (1) garbage-disposal flange. Each of these three feature the neutral tones of stainless steel, which, when paired with stainless steel appliances, makes for a look that can fit into virtually any architectural design, stylistic theme, and/or color theme. Stainless steel, by its nature, is neither warm nor cool in hue; a true grayscale color. We do not alter this color with any coatings; it is raw stainless steel, which we brush to soften its sheen.
These accessories are provided for your peace of mind. The removable grid protects your sink bottom from metal-transfer marks and improves drainage. The basket strainer drain is provided for those not installing a garbage disposal, while the disposal flange is provided for those who are installing a disposal.
NUMBER OF BASINS: 1
NUMBER OF DRAINS HOLES: 1
DRAIN HOLE LOCATION: Center
DRAINAGE SLOPE: 4°
INTERIOR CORNER RADIUS: 1/2””
With straight sidewalls, tight ½” radius corners, and no center divide, our single bowl sinks provide a best-in-class sink surface from which to work. So, if you have a busy kitchen with large pots and/or many dishes, then a single bowl is the sink for you. You’ll love the roominess it affords.
Fossil Blu fireclay sinks feature a very durable silica-based glaze. Silica is one of the hardest substances on earth, and is the base element of quartz, crystal, glass and more. Given this hardness, your sink will never stain, can handle boiling water being poured into it, will never pit or craze (spiderweb-like cracks in the finish), and aside from major events involving heavy weight, will never crack, chip, or break.
Of course, the best thing you could do to maintain your sink would be to dry it after every use, but we recognize this is unrealistic for busy households. Good news is that whatever daily soap and/or cleaner you normally use is the same cleaner you can keep right on using in your Fossil Blu sink. And should you ever see hard-water mineral buildups or other such deposits, semi-abrasive chemical cleaners such as Comet or Bar Keepers Friend are also fine to use in moderation. Nylon scouring pads such as Scotch-Brite pads and sponges are great options and will not hurt the finish.
We do not recommend steel wool or other heavy abrasives as, while they won’t hurt the sink, over time they will dull the sheen. Do not use semi-abrasive chemical cleaners on metal finishes, including the drain, grid, faucet or any other metal hardware as these finishes are not as durable as our silica glaze.
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 29-3/4”W x 19-7/8”L x 9-7/8”H>
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 27-3/4”W x 17-1/2”L x 8-3/4”D
MINIMUM CABINET SIZE: 30" Opening
BASIN SPLIT: Single Basin
MATERIAL: High-Silica Genuine Fireclay
MATERIAL THICKNESS: 7/8" (solid)
FINISH: White, Robotically-Applied Glossy Silica Glaze
INSTALLATION TYPE: Undermount, Exposed Apron
APRON DESIGN: Fluted, Glossy
INTERIOR CORNERS: Modern 1/2" Radius
PRE-DRILLED FAUCET HOLES: None
STYLE: Modern Farmhouse
WEIGHT: 88.5 lbs.
DRAIN OPENING: 3.5" Round
DRAIN INCLUDED: Yes
FLANGE INCLUDED: Yes
GRID INCLUDED: Yes
WARRANTY: Limited Lifetime
Fossil Blu is a family-owned, American company with operations and CUSTOMER SERVICE based in the U.S. Our products are designed here and manufactured by generational artisans in Israel, Turkey, India, Mexico and Poland. We intentionally do not (and will not) source our products to factories in a country known for cheap products. We’re proud of our reputation as a quality, customer-centric company which provides best-in-class products for the North American market. From our family to yours, thank you for considering Fossil Blu.
Our fireclay is sourced from quarries across France, Italy and Isreal...
Cheap and inferior "fireclay" sinks are usually just hollow-core ceramic products. When you buy Fossil Blu, you're buying authenticity and long-term durability. Our SOLID dual-layer fine and ultra-fine base material makes for an incredibly resilient sink.
A sink is only as good as it's surface, and we take no shortcuts here. Our proprietary silica-based glaze is the best in the industry; It's easy to clean, very durable, and highly resistant to scuffs/scratches. All Fossil Blu fireclay sinks are offered in Glossy white. 33" single-bowl sinks (our most popular) are also available in Matte Black and Matte Gray.
Some sinks angle inwards towards the base. We've engineered our sinks with 90-degree corners (+/- 2%) and straight sidewalls for easier installation, clean separations (between sink and cabinets) and the perfect rectangular form.
Fossil Blu fireclay sinks are designed with tighter corners and straighter sidewalls for a definitively up-to-date appearance. Combine this with luxurious accessories and a bold rectangular front apron, and your sink becomes the centerpiece of your remodeled kitchen.
By trimming down the wall thickness, increasing overall front-to-back width, and flattening out curves, Fossil Blu farmhouse sinks boast some of the largest interior work-space measurements in the industry.
Six Accessory Finishes
Available in six finishes, only Fossil Blu allows you to match your sink hardware to the color plans of your kitchen. Choose from Antique Copper (pairs well with Oil Rubbed Bronze), Matte Black, Matte Gold (similar to Matte Brass or "Champagne Bronze"), Polished Nickel, Polished Rose Gold, or our classic Stainless Steel in a checkerboard pattern.