Very discouraged about sink options: Shaw's farm sink a mistake?
I was up till 1:00 in the morning yesterday reading about sinks and getting hopelessly discouraged. I recently saw the Shaw's farm sink and liked it very much. My husband rarely voices any opinions on any of this, but he did say he hates them! So I thought that was my biggest problem there. But after reading several comments here about the farm sinks, even the Shaw's, not being indestructible like they're made out to be, I realized I have a bigger problem.
I guess there's no perfect sink material. Apparently cast iron can chip and rust, fireclay apron sinks can get damaged and be extremely difficult to remove since they're undermounted, soapstone is too dark for my kitchen, (I think, tho I'm still a little undecided), other stones aren't practical, and I don't want synthetics or stainless steel.
A further problem is my husband is adamant about having a dbl sink and they're so wide I don't know if it'd look good. (I really liked the 24" one in the showroom, it was cute!) I'm now considering crazy things like putting a 24" one and a 15" one next to each other --- I just can't think straight about it anymore.
I'm afraid that if I persuade my husband to go with a farm sink, and it gets ruined, I'll be in the doghouse.
What do you think? Is there a clearly more durable material, between fireclay and cast iron? A white undermounted cast iron sink might look OK (I'm thinking that the sink counter will be marble, so the sink should be white.) What are the pros and cons of each? I'm sorry if this has been covered before. As I said, my brain is so scrambled right now....
If anyone has pictures of undermount cast iron with white or marble counter, or of an apron-fronted double farm sink, that might help too.