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Franke - 100 Years of quality
Franke Kitchen Systems is the world's leading provider of intelligent systems for domestic kitchens.
Started over 100 years ago in 1911 (see more on Franke's history), their uncompromising quality and attention to detail has led to Franke becoming a world leader not only in kitchens, but also Beverage, Food Service, Coffee and Washroom systems.
Today, Franke's innovative design and approach is at the forefront of some of the leading technological advances as the company continues to go from strength to strength, now with 70 subsidiaries and employing 11,000 people in 40 countries across the globe.
Franke’s vision for the future is to continue to grow and take advantage of new technology as it becomes available.
Every Franke steel sink is made from premium quality, surgical grade, stainless steel (18/10) for maximum durability. 18/10 stainless steel contains 18% chromium which gives the sink its incredible shine and 10% nickel which provides rust resistance. Franke are so confident that their kitchen sinks will stand the test of time that they offer a 50 year warranty. For many people their Franke sink will last them for the rest of their lives.
Franke sinks are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and come in a range of finishes. Whether you desire a traditional Belfast ceramic sink, with one or two bowls, a stunning corner sink which will capitalise on space in even the most awkward of kitchens, or a traditional stainless steel sink in any number of styles, the Franke range is certain to have the perfect item for you.
The one thing that you notice when you buy a Franke sink, is the stunning attention to detail. The quality of the product is such, that you can identify a Franke sink even without the label. Franke produce sinks not only in the traditional materials of stainless steel and ceramics, but also stunning Fragranite and breath-taking glass.
Fragranite is an excellent solution for your kitchen when you do not want a stainless steel sink. Fragranite comes in a range of colours and is temperature resistant to 280 °C. Franke’s DuraKleen® Plus technology means that even the toughest of stains such as beetroot, red wine and iodine, which would normally permanently mark other granite sinks, are easily washed away. Once again, Fragranite sinks are backed by Franke’s outstanding 50 year warranty.
Advances by the Franke research department have now led to the development of a new sink material, Tectonite. Tectonite has an ultra-smooth surface and is specially formulated to repel dirt and water. In years to come, it is anticipated that this will become increasingly popular in homes around the world.
Franke Taps have a five year guarantee on finish and a one year guarantee on parts. Almost every tap in the range is available in both chrome and silk steel finishes, and their instantly recognisable style is a talking point for any kitchen.
Franke take advantage of every available adaptation in design to make the once simple kitchen tap more user-friendly. Their versatile range includes Filterflow taps with advanced ceramic cartridges for filtered water. Taps with pull out nozzles for the cleaning of food and pots, and taps with swivel nozzles for easy direction of water jets.
The Minerva range, in particular, is well worth a mention. This boiling water tap supplies instant hot water, saving valuable time in a busy kitchen. As with the other taps in the range, it’s sleek, stylish design compliments any kitchen, whether it be an ultra-modern, state-of-the-art kitchen or a traditional kitchen full of rustic charm. Also available is the Minerva 3-in-1 tap which supplies hot, cold and boiling water.
Every Franke product contains the benefit of 100 years of manufacturing expertise. Bringing their timeless style and durable pieces into your home guarantees you peace of mind that you have invested in a product which will last for many years to come. As Franke themselves say on their website, ‘when it comes to kitchen design, don’t follow trends – create your own.’
If you would like to know more or have questions about Franke sink or kitchen taps, please email, use live chat or call 01384 220032, and we will be happy to help.
Franke Sink Materials
We are often asked about the different sink materials Franke uses so we have added a guide to help you choose.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Franke manufacture sinks using only premium quality chrome nickel steel (18/10 Stainless Steel). Thoroughly resistant to staining, chipping, rust and corrosion, plus being exceptionally hygienic, Franke stainless steel sinks will look good and give you many years of great service. In addition, stainless steel is completely recyclable making it the most eco friendly sink option.
The stainless steel sink range has the widest variety of styles, designs and sizes to choose from, so whether you are loking for an inset or undermount, small or large bowl, you will find it made in stainless steel. - See the Franke Stainless Steel Sink Range
Ceramic sinks are often thought of as traditional but due to the highly durable and hygienic qualities a ceramic sink has, you can find many contemporary sink designs manufactured in ceramic.
Made from kiln-fired porcelain for quality and strength, Ceramic Franke sinks then have layers of glaze applied to give you a very smooth, high-gloss, finish for durability and hygiene. This finish means your sink will look as good as the day you bought it, despite the harshest of treatment. - See the Franke Ceramic Sink Range
Fragranite was pioneered by Franke and contains 80% granite to form a unique material that is highly resistant to burns, dents chips and stains. Despite this toughness, Fragranite sinks have a subtle sheen and are warm to the touch unlike stainless steel and ceramic sinks. Also, Fragranite enables colour to be added to the sink, so you have a sink that matches the rest of kitchen.
A recent addition to Franke's Fragranite sinks is Sanitized®. Sanitized® helps to keep the sink surface hygienic and protected from bacteria and microbe growth while the sink is being used inbetween normal cleaning. Tests have proven that Fragranite treated with Sanitized® reduces bacteria and microbe growth by 99%. - See the Franke Fragranite Sink Range
A development of Fragranite is Tectonite, a giant leap in synthetic materials. Exceptional resistance to heat, shock and impact, coupled with unique design freedom makes new Tectonite sinks the ultimate choice for hardworking, stylish kitchens.
Tectonite sinks also have a very smooth surface, reducing the ability of water, limescale and dirt to stick to the surface making them easier to clean and more hygienic. Ask to feel a Tectonite sink and you will see this for yourself. Plus with Tectonite you keep the benefit of colour to match your kitchen design. - See the Franke Tectonite Range