While one of the main reasons why people love copper sinks and copper bathtubs is simply because they look beautiful, there are plenty of other reasons why homeowners should consider copper when designing their kitchen or bath. Copper sinks and tubs are actually antimicrobial. Many studies have shown that the dirtiest spot in a kitchen is the sink, but with a copper sink, bacteria die off quickly in just a few hours. While you certainly still have to clean the sink, a copper sink can be much safer than a stainless steel or porcelain sink.
Porcelain sinks can crack and scratch and stainless steel can show plenty of wear and tear as the months and years pass. Rust is a common problem with certain sink materials, as well. Copper sinks, however, do not rust or crack, so these are not problems that you will face. Any wear on a copper sink also tends to look natural and adds to the ambiance of the overall design.
Copper sinks and copper tubs might look delicate, but they actually are quite strong and durable. Drop a pot into a ceramic sink and you might end up with scratches or cracks, but copper generally can take some serious impact without denting or scratching. Although copper is quite tough, many fine copper sinks do have a patina finish that can be damaged or erased by certain harsh cleaners, chemicals, and scrub brushes. So for these copper sinks and tubs, make sure to avoid harsh chemicals and clean them with mild dish soap and a soft sponge, rinse and dry.
Diversity of design is yet another reason to consider purchasing a copper sink. While there are lovely stainless, ceramic and porcelain sinks on the market, they tend to be fairly pedestrian in design. With copper, you can have ornate designs or opt for a sink with a smooth finish or a hammered finish. Copper can be customized to fit any size space, and at Copper Sinks Online, our copper specialists can create a completely unique custom design just for you.
We offer a huge variety of copper kitchen sinks, including copper farmhouse sinks. In addition, we also sell copper vessel sinks and beautiful copper tubs. Our selection is vast, but if you don’t see something that meets your needs, we can create a custom design.