Copper Sinks and Faucets

Timeless Beauty of Copper Sinks

Copper is among the oldest of metal construction materials, first used in basins over 10,000 years ago. The three main manufacturing countries for copper sinks are Mexico, India and the USA.

 

There are different types of finishes for copper sinks: dark smoke and Rio Grande are richer, deeper colors, and café natural and matte copper tend to be lighter. If you prefer, a nickel finish will give your sink a look reminiscent of stainless steel.

If cared for properly, over time, your copper basin’s finish will change due to the chemicals in the air in your home and other environmental influences. Many think that this is when a copper piece really starts to take on a life of its own.

Caring for Copper Sinks

First and foremost, soap and water clean a copper surface just fine. In fact, avoid harsh cleaning chemicals altogether, as they can discolor your sink. (It would be a shame, after installing it and getting everything perfect!)

Avoid copper cleaners. These tend to be rough, and the abrasiveness can damage the surface. Again, we suggest soap and water.

Another potential pitfall to watch out for is hard water and the accompanying calcium buildup. The best way to combat hard water stains is to towel dry your copper surface after each use. Wax, for example, Renaissance Wax, also guards against hard water and will keep your sink looking like new, if that’s your goal.

Acidic Foods

Foods that are acidic ruin sinks if they’re left sitting on the surface. Whether it’s oranges, lemons, vinegar, pineapple or tomatoes, they’ll turn the copper shiny from the acid. If you do leave citrus out, soap and water will help clean over time.

Ask us more about lacquers, finishes—or contact us with ANY questions you may have about copper sinks. Our design team is here for you.

 

About Excell Granite

Excell is Tampa Bay’s largest supplier, fabricator and installer of Granite, Marble, Onyx, Travertine, and Quartzite. Supplied by their own quarries in Brazil, and others around the world, Excell has been providing quality natural stone for countertops, flooring and wall covering at the lowest prices since 1970.

Contact Us

Excell Marble and Granite, Inc.
1921 5th Ave South
St. Petersburg, FL, 33712 

(727) 551-9798
(727) 641-9700

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