Copper is man’s oldest metal and forms many of our most familiar objects. This material is even showing up in the form of kitchen sinks. Copper sinks make a statement of quality, comfort and beauty. There are two main styles of copper sinks: under counter mount and drop-in mount, and the farmhouse or apron front sink.
Copper sinks come in either smooth or hammered finishes. Smooth copper sinks take on a contemporary look while the hammered sink is more natural and has a hand-crafted appearance which works well with rustic, country, and traditional style kitchens. Although smooth surface copper sinks will show finger prints and scratches more than the hammered ones, copper sinks in general are very durable. Copper sinks can also be damaged by hot pots and pans due to its low melting point. They require polishing and waxing regularly to maintain a bright finish.
One of the main attractions of copper sinks is in how they age. Over time, copper sinks create a beautiful patina look. They are also more antimicrobial than stainless steel due to the natural density of copper. They come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors which will give your kitchen a custom look.