Elkay Quartz Luxe sinks are designed for superior strength, combining function and fashion, and standing up to tough tasks while maintaining beauty, the manufacturer explains. The material is heat proof up to 535° F, and stain and smudge resistant, giving the sinks the ability to stand up to everyday wear, Elkay adds. The nonporous quartz material is also credited to preventing the spread of bacteria, Elkay says. www.elkay.com