Copper is another popular choice of sink material. Most copper sinks are 'hand hammered' which means they are fabricated by and old world tradition which involves an artisan hammering a single sheet of copper into a desired shape. These sinks are usually created by small fabrication shops in Mexico and India where copper is plentiful.All BathroomVesselSinks.com copper sinks are made with 18 guage copper or thicker.
The wonderfully unique feature of these fixtures is that they have a 'living weathered finish'. Copper is a material that is constantly reacting to its environment. Factors such as moisture, temperature and water solids content all play a role in what these sinks will eventually end up looking like. This phenomenon is typically known as the patina. Some will appreciate the natural evolving patina of copper sinks where others want to keep their sink looking like it was when they originally purchased it. For this we recommend applying a natural wax such as carnauba wax to the surface of the sink to prevent changes in the finish.
Copper has a unique antibacterial advantage, it is actually more sanitary that any other sink material, bacteria is only shown to live for a few hours on a copper sink vs. days on a typical stainless steel or stone basin.
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