A Look Through The Whitehaus Factory

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Many months ago, we gave you a brief look into the Farmhaus Fireclay process with a few images of the sinks in our factory. Since our fireclay sinks are so popular, we’ve decided to give you a full look at the process that your sink goes through with images from our factory.

Fireclay is made out of a type of vitreous china that has greater amounts of quartz and feldspar in the clay material, thus making it thicker and 30% heavier than regular vitreous china. The Farmhaus Fireclay sinks are handmade and environmentally friendly. These sinks are not only attractive but very durable and stain resistant. Our patented sinks are offered in an assortment of designs, colors and sizes.

Below are pictures of our Farmhaus Fireclay sinks being created in our factory.

The fireclay process takes many days to accomplish, as all of Whitehaus fireclay sinks are handmade.

To begin with, honey-textured liquefied fireclay is poured into a two-piece porous mold. Once the excess water has been absorbed and the sink is set, the molds are opened and the sink is removed from the mold.

A pair of reversible series sinks after being removed from their molds. They set to dry slowly to prevent any cracking.

A pair of reversible series double bowl sinks after being removed from their molds, set to dry.

Double bowl fireclay sinks set to dry.

2418 Reversible series fireclay sinks being set to dry.

After removal from the molds and set to dry, the sinks are then hand finished.

A close-up shot of the hand finishing on a 3018 reversible series sink.

Hand finishing the sink to ensure it is smoothed to perfection.

Additional hand finishing to smooth out the sink.

Following the hand finishing, the sinks are then first hand sprayed with a protective glaze.

 

After the glaze is applied, the sink becomes a patina green tint, as seen here. This is helpful in ensuring the glaze is fully applied to all areas of the sink.

The sink is then set to dry, and once dry, moved over to the robotic spray.

The sink is then glazed again, but this time robotically to ensure the sink has a perfect, even, and quality finish.

After the final glazing, it will be brought to the kiln where it is fired at 2300° Fahrenheit, to fuse the glaze on to the sink. The special formulated glaze makes certain that the fireclay sink is scratch and stain resistant.

Whitehaus Collection continues to be the industry leader of Fireclay sinks. Whitehaus Collection travels the world searching for the best quality materials. Each and every one of our sinks inspected before it is carefully packed, and shipped from our warehouse. To view our entire Farmhaus Fireclay collection, or to learn more information, click here.

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