A casual observation of most homes reveals the traditional stainless steel sinks which we have come to appreciate. These have served us well. Their distinct metallic appearance makes them unique and fashionable. If well maintained they can even be beautiful. Cleaning a stainless steel sink is easy with water and cleaning detergent. But while this is the case, steel does harbor bacteria and can become unhygienic if proper cleaning measures are not taken.
Stainless steel sinks were mass-installed in homes and apartments mainly because of their low maintenance costs. They were also cheap to install. Nowadays, with the stiff competition in the buyer’s market in real estate, more people are opting to remodel using innovative techniques. Due to this, the glorious days of the stainless steels sink may be nearing an end. Copper sinks are now in. They have become wildly popular due to their many benefits and advantages.
They are handmade and thus popularly known among the interior design enthusiasts as a work of art. Copper sink are truly magnificent to be able to defy time for as days turns to years and years to decades, they can withstand the aging process. By turning to a golden brown color, they will simply look more beautiful and elegant giving that attractive and ageless decor.
A well crafted copper sink that can attract many homemakers in the West and throughout the world, starts from the hands of many Mexican people. These copper sinks are made from a previous cut copper plate tediously hammered to form the sink. The desired shape of the sink is achieved by a primitive, continuous process of heating and hammering while heating the copper plate, similar to used in weapon production in medieval times.
The process whereby copper attains its distinct golden color is termed “pagination”. This also gives protection to the copper sink against unwanted elements. In addition, it is heated then left to cool until a golden brown color is realized. This process of rapid heating and then rapid cooling also serves to strengthen the compounds.
Copper sinks are one of the most easy to maintain home appliance since it does not need cleaning using harsh chemicals but a mere soap and water can do the job. Its base metal copper has a hostile characteristic in which bacteria and other form of germs cannot thrive or multiply in its surface.
Copper sink are virtually maintenance free and taking care of it is extremely easy. An interesting feature of the copper sink is its copper finish that never stops to transform its colors. This can all be attributed to the “patina” which slows the process of aging and even it out more.
Using copper to remodel the kitchen remodeling has become a top issue. If you want to resell the house at a significant amount, remodeling is the best way to achieve this. Copper sinks offer an innovative way of renovating the kitchen.