Sinks. Friday , October 13th , 2017 - 14:22:06 PM
Copper artisans abound throughout the world, however the artisans that have gained a reputation for making sinks has been primarily centered in India, Mexico and the US. Most of the shops making \"hand crafted\" copper sinks are small and the methods used to construct sinks goes back centuries. The term \"hand hammered\" has recently become synonymous with Mexican sinks. This term refers to the original ancient techniques that artisans have been using for centuries in this area. Copper sheets are literally hammered into shape and hand finished.
I am a fan of copper sinks. I think they are rugged yet elegant - especially as they age. The rich highlights and undertones of the patina process are constantly evolving. A copper finish is a \"living finish\" and never really stops changing in color. That being said, the evolution of a copper finish is gradual, and as it ages it becomes even more handsome. You can greatly reduce this change with the use of wax or even a lacquer product, but personally I like to let the copper evolve. Most often this process results in a mellow brownish weathered copper patina. I like to refer to it as the basins soul.
Stainless steel kitchen sinks are very common these days. Not only can you find them for a great price, but the durability and ease of cleaning is above and beyond what most other types of kitchen sinks can offer. Stainless sinks are difficult to stain, and most of them do not dent or scratch easily either, making them a simple choice for many kitchens. Add to that the popularity of stainless steel appliances and the fashion trend of a \"commercial look\" and it is easy to see why stainless kitchen sinks are everywhere, but if you are not careful that high end look can become a high end eyesore.
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