Copper Sinks Naturally Popular
Want a natural aesthetic in your next bathroom, kitchen or bar renovation? How about trading in that ceramic or stainless steel sink for the warmth of a copper one?
Shawn Gusz of The Copper Sinks Store shared his know-how with me recently. “We have noticed a higher demand for copper sinks over the past couple of years,” said Gusz. It’s been influenced by the recent trend in bathroom and kitchen renovation, and “natural” or “green design”. Copper is a 100% natural material, and provides that aesthetic.”
Like other options, copper sinks are available for bathrooms, kitchens and bars. Bathroom sinks are the most popular, because they cost less than the kitchen ones. You may need to budget elsewhere; the cost for a copper sink can run as much as twice the more common ceramic and stainless steel options, and even a bit more than some art-glass vessels.
Some of the most popular sinks are the smart, canoe-shaped vessel sinks for the bathroom . The Copper Sinks Store offers these in Antique Dark, Antique Light, and Satin Nickel finishes.
I asked Shawn how the copper holds up to frequent use. He said it is “just as durable as a stainless steel sink. Copper can scratch, but since it’s a solid material, the scratch is usually not visible.”
About the finish Shawn adds, “Copper develops a patina, which means the color of it changes as it reacts to the air and water. If left untreated it will turn a dark green.” Prevent this by “applying a copper cleaner or copper wax every 3-4 months.”
Installation is the same as for a standard-material sinks; no specialized knowledge is needed.
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