For decades plumbing showrooms were limited to enameled steel and cast-iron tubs. Then the Jacuzzi burst upon the scene and fiberglass and acrylic became the most common materials for the bath. But now something old has become new—copper has returned to the bathroom in the form of luxurious copper soaking tubs.
With the recent explosion of natural materials in the sink category, and a growing demand for handcrafted and custom work throughout the home, it was only a matter of time before designers and their clients began returning to bathtubs made from earthy materials as well.
At CopperSinksOnline.com, our copper artisans use time-tested techniques for creating quality, long-lasting products. We put them to work designing and creating the very best in copper soaking tubs and the SoLuna soaking tub line was born.
When considering a copper tub, shop carefully. There is a confusing array of copper sinks and tubs available. Arm yourself with some copper facts and be sure to buy from a reputable company.
Why Buy a SoLuna Copper Soaking Tub from CopperSinksOnline.com?
We have the largest selection of copper tubs and specialize in custom sizes. Our artisans work with only the highest quality copper that is 99% copper and 1% zinc for strength, and the thickest gauge material that can be hand-hammered. All our copper bathtubs are handmade by third-generation coppersmiths using heavy 14-gauge copper. We can assure our customers that our genuine, hand hammered copper bathtubs are free of lead-containing alloys. Copper of this composition naturally possesses antimicrobial properties to prevent germs and bacteria from surviving on the surface of raw, unsealed copper. SoLuna copper tubs are made of reclaimed copper which has been melted down to its natural elemental state—any impurities are removed.
If you truly want to transform your master bathroom into a luxurious sanctuary, a copper bathtub might be the perfect addition. Not only are copper bathtubs stunning visually, they add a special warmth and ambiance to any master bathroom. There are many options to choose from to match any decorating style.
Copper Soaking Tubs for the Modern Home
For a modern or contemporary home, we have several different options. We have three unique Oval Double Wall Copper Bathtubs, as well as a dramatic Rectangular Double Wall Copper Bathtub. Our Round Japanese-style Copper Soaking Tub would fit in beautifully in a modern-style bathroom or a bathroom with an Asian-influenced design.
Copper Soaking Tubs for the Traditional Home
If you have a bathroom with French country, Italian or traditional style, our copper slipper tubs would be an ideal addition. We also have a hand-hammered copper bathtub with rings on the side for a rustic touch. The design looks like something you might find in an English country estate or perhaps a Tuscan villa.
Available Copper Bathtub Finishes
We have several different finishes available for our copper bathtubs. The Dark Smoke finish resembles oil rubbed bronze and is a dark, rich finish. The Rio Grande is a unique option with light and dark variation between the wells and ridges of the hammer marks. For a lighter finish, the Café Natural is stunning and resembles beautifully aged copper.
Generally, we recommend the Café Natural, Dark Smoke and Rio Grande options for copper bathtubs; however, we do offer a light, bright Matte Copper finish. This resembles the color of a new penny, but with a silky, matte finish rather than a polished shine. Because no aging is done while the bathtub is crafted, as time passes, the Matte Copper finish will age naturally and begin to resemble the Café Natural finish. If you prefer to maintain the raw copper color, simply use a copper polish to buff away any patina that begins to develop naturally as the tub is used.
Custom Bathtubs: Sizes and Shape
If you choose you can also have a tub designed around your lifestyle. As SoLuna is a small shop, artisan made product line, rather than a mass-production factory, we have the freedom to create one of a kind custom tubs. If we don’t already carry the right size for you, our SoLuna design specialists will assist you in designing the perfect tub for your lifestyle and décor. The possibilities are endless, and a copper soaking tub will change your home for the better.
Bathtub Filler Faucets
In addition to copper bathtubs and copper bathroom sinks, you also might be interested in our faucets. For the copper bathtubs, you can select a Freestanding Tub Filler with a Hand Shower Wand or perhaps a waterfall roman tub filler faucet or another style which appeals to you. Floor mounted faucets work especially well with our copper bathtubs.
Maintaining the Beauty of Your Copper Soaking Tub
There are two guidelines to remember when living with a copper tub: avoid abrasive cleaners, and avoid dropping heavy items on the tub, as copper is a relatively malleable metal and it can dent. Rinse with a mild soap and water from time to time. For a much more in-depth discussion on copper bathtub maintenance, you might enjoy reading our Copper Maintenance Instructions.
Complete the Look with Copper Accessories
You also might want to consider some special accents such as copper mirror frames or perhaps copper lighting. Our copper accessories include electrical outlets and switch covers, as well as copper tables and even a handsome copper wastebasket. At Copper Sinks Online, all of our copper bathtubs, sinks and accessories are handcrafted using lead-free copper.
Remember Copper Soaking Tubs Age Gracefully
There’s nothing like copper for warmth, resonance and sunny personality in the bathroom. And over time the beautiful patina these tubs develop only adds to their character. The tones your tub takes on and how fast the patina develops will depend on the finish you choose to start with. Generally, a matte copper tub will mellow to a weathered penny color. If you’d like to reduce the amount of color changes your tub experiences, you can regularly apply a wax such as Renaissance Wax as a protective measure.