Copper Sinks Ever Changing Life

Copper Sinks Ever Changing Life

Copper sinks offer kitchens and bathrooms an elegant look that works for both rustic and modern décor. Like other sink materials, copper shows wear over time, but the way it wears and its integrity are quite unique. Below is an explanation of what to expect when you have this type of amenity in your home.

Normal Wear

Many people fear that their copper sinks will go from a rich, metallic tone to a dull, mossy color. This is due to the metal creating its own protective layer called patina. Patina moves through different colors as the copper is exposed to outside elements through the years. First, it will appear brown and only deepen over the years. 

For indoor copper sinks, however, the changing hue is not an issue. Instead, you may see light and dark spots that develop with use and exposure to cleaners, food, and inside environmental factors. Because of copper’s special properties, these discolored areas also change from light to dark and dark to light, giving your sink a “living” quality that eventually balances out its hue.

copper sinksCopper sinks are durable and even if scratched, the color change will dissipate after some time. It can right itself after being exposed to acidic foods and drinks, as well as harsh cleaners, making it resilient against extreme use and products. This self-healing quality and variations in color make this a top choice for those seeking a rustic sink style for their home.

Best Care

Because copper eventually repairs itself, there is little required to keep it in great shape. Regular soap and water are all you need for cleaning, and using a mild cleanser such as this will help the metal fix blemishes more quickly.

Avoid adding protective coats before the copper has time to create a new patina to fix dings and imperfections. Avoid any abrasive scrubbing as this will remove the top layer and not allow give the patina a chance to even out in color. Maintaining a coat of wax once in awhile ensures the "sheen" on your sink.

 

With an extensive inventory of sinks, hardware, faucets, and more for kitchens and bathrooms, Rustic Sinks is the top purveyor of everything you need to complete your décor, the online store offers their top-quality products nationwide, making it easy to find the perfect copper sink, farmhouse sink, or clawfoot tub for your space. Shop online or call (855) 553-7305 to speak with a customer service representative today.




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