There’s no denying that a copper tub or copper sink greatly enhances the look of a room. A copper farmhouse sink, for instance, can greatly improve the look of your kitchen and a stunning copper tub can transform your master bathroom into a luxurious retreat. If you plan on purchasing a copper sink or copper tub, here are a few care and maintenance tips to consider.
Many people mistakenly believe that copper is extremely difficult to maintain, but that actually is not the case. While many chemicals and abrasive scrubbers can damage ceramic, stainless steel and porcelain, raw copper is very durable. That being said, most of our sinks have a patina finish fired into the sink, which can be removed by chemicals and harsh scrubbing pads. The easiest and best way to clean your copper sink or tub is to simply use dish soap and a soft sponge. You don’t need to worry about using antibacterial soaps or cleaners, because copper is natural antimicrobial.
Once you clean out your sink, dry it with a clean cloth. This will prevent any water spots and protect the patina. This is especially important if you live in an area with hard water. Hard water can damage many different materials, so it is important to dry the sink or tub to avoid creating water spots.
This is about all you really need to do to keep your copper tub or copper sink clean, but it can also be a good idea to apply a high-quality wax to the sink from time to time.
Another important tip concerns acids and copper. Foods such as lemons, limes and vinegar are highly acidic and can damage your copper sink. This doesn’t mean that a bit of lemon juice will immediately ruin the copper; it simply means that when your copper sink comes in contact with acidic liquids, you need to give it a good rinse as soon as possible and perhaps clean it with dish soap and a sponge to protect the beautiful patina finish color.
At Copper Sinks Online, we offer a huge variety of exquisite, hand-crafted copper sinks as well as unique copper tubs. You can find everything from copper farmhouse sinks and other copper kitchen sinks to copper vessel sinks and much more. If you don’t see exactly what you like or need, our artisans can craft the perfect sink or tub for you.