SS, cast iron or Silgranite laundry sink?
We're redoing our laundry room, which includes replacing the old, very stained utility sink. It's cheap (not sure what it's made up) and too stained to clean up and reuse so I'm on the hunt for a new sink.
I could do another cheap sink in here and when it's too stained again, replace it with a new cheap sink. That's what neighbors have done. They've replaced the original sink twice in 17 years. But I'd rather not go this route. In other words, I'd rather buy a decent, durable sink once, not a cheap sink 2 or 3 times over.
We use this sink to clean painting supplies: interior latex for me (although I'm close to done with painting projects, at least for several years), craft paints for hubby's RC airplane hobby, giving the cat's litter box a diluted bleach soak periodically and typical laundry room stuff. Don't use it often for soaking clothes (can't even remember the last time I needed to do that). It does not need to be super deep - 10"-12" is plenty deep for our needs.
I've looked at SS sinks, Silgranite and cast iron sinks but I'm not sure which way to go. This will be a drop in sink in a laminate counter (Wilsonart Oiled Soapstone). For that reason, I like the SS and Silgranite better because of the lower profile sink edge but I'm not as familiar with those materials as I am with cast iron.
Any advice? I've searched old threads here but didn't see an answer for my situation.