Rustically stylish and elegant, Copper kitchen sinks are increasingly being used to increase the glamor quotient of kitchens.. Besides their beautiful golden brown color, their texture and (in some cases) coarse finish is what makes these copper kitchen sinks quite attractive.
Do copper kitchen sinks make a good choice?
Copper kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles, textures, shapes and sizes. Some are factory finished while many are handmade as well. The handmade finish is almost like adding a great piece of craftsmanship to your kitchen! In addition, it will not rust or corrode. So you can be sure that water or moisture will not spoil it. It is antimicrobial and does not allow fungus or mold to develop easily.
However, copper kitchen sinks tend to develop a ‘patina’ – a greenish tint due to oxidation. This can be difficult to clean (rubbing the surface with half a cut lemon and a pinch of salt) considering the high use of a sink. Scratches develop easily compared to stainless steel. Hot pots or pans can cause damage to the surface. In addition, it is little expensive and high on maintenance.
Undermount copper kitchen sinks
Undermount copper kitchen sinks are generally better to install as they not only sit well under the base of the upper platform, but also give a great finish to the whole look of the kitchen. Any water spills on the counter can be easily swept up in the sink while keeping the entire counter clean and dry. Undermount copper kitchen sinks are generally lighter in weight, but certainly require careful installation to avoid falling or leaking. The clamping or epoxy must be firm and tight to prevent the caulking from pulling. It is best to consult with your hardware store if you go DIY. Otherwise, a plumber can do the best.
Hammered copper kitchen sinks
Hammered copper kitchen sinks are a beauty – they add a rustic charm to your kitchen, just like in old-era homes. It is a complete work of art (in terms of the rigorous process followed to make one piece). Hammered copper kitchen sinks are made by a traditional kiln process that ensures the matte finish and golden brown color. Hammered copper kitchen sinks are available in circular, rectangular and oval shapes along with freestanding or undermount mounting options.
Farmhouse copper kitchen sinks
Farmhouse copper kitchen sinks are large, huge and spacious. Generally rectangular in shape, they are available in single or double bowl capacities. Beautifully crafted farmhouse kitchen sinks provide a rare combination of capacity, size, convenience and style – all in one. Antimicrobial copper ensures a clean surface despite daily wear and tear. Farmhouse kitchen sinks have an advantage of appearance, which allows them to be undermount with its front exposed. This adds style and makes your copper farmhouse kitchen sink a showpiece rather than just another sink.
Brass apron sinks
Copper apron sinks are just another name for farmhouse kitchen sinks. With their country side looks and great capabilities, they are a deal to steal. Copper apron sinks are available with intricate and delicate designs on the front (the front that is exposed) to enhance the look of your kitchen. They are available in thick rims to keep water from spilling. So you can easily combine powerful functionality and royal style with one of these copper apron sinks.
Although the price of copper kitchen sinks is certainly higher than that of other sinks such as stainless steel or porcelain sinks, you can be assured of strong performance and elegant compliments for a long time that is coming Both small and large kitchens can be decorated with appropriately sized copper kitchen sinks, which not only provide functionality but also improve the overall appearance of your favorite corner in your home.