Copper is timeless, stylish, and on-trend, but it is also a fantastic heat conductor, naturally anti-bacterial, and very low maintenance. For these and so many more reasons, people have made copper their primary household metal for thousands of years.
Top 10 Benefits of Our Copper
- Heat Conductor
- Regenerating Metal
- 99.6% Recycled
- Won’t rust due to patina
- Sustainably made
- Ages beautifully
- Environmentally friendly
- Safe for families
A Brief History of Copper
Over the last 10,000 years, copper has been coveted by peasants and kings alike. Its beautiful luster was a source of inspiration for many artists, while its antibacterial qualities helped the ancient East-Indian doctors fashion the world’s first surgical tools. From Middle Easterners using copper for its pigments to Native Americans for their hunting tools, to Renaissance artists shaping it into beautiful sculptures, and American innovators creating the first circuit boards, copper is timeless. Its ten-thousand year human history boasts everything from mirror crafting in ancient Egypt to the production of bells that hang in church steeples to this day. Christopher Columbus even traveled the world in ships with hulls that were copper-plated. To explore more about the history, modern applications, and scientific properties, head over to our blog.
Simply wash with warm soapy water after each use and wipe with a soft cloth, especially in hard water areas. A mild soap is recommended.
The beautiful lust of copper apply a thin coat of wax once a month and it will also promote better water runoff. We recommend Copper Sink Care Wax, a pure bee’s wax spray-on formula available here. A simple spray on/wipe off application is recommended. The Copper Sink Care Wax will not create a wax buildup, will help protect the copper surface, and will dry clear to bring out the true copper color.
Avoid letting acidic substances like citrus linger on the surface of your sink. Simply rinse the juices through with water and clean per the instructions above. The use of chemical cleaners is harmful and abrasive to the patina and rinse well if an accident occurs. Do not use vinegar, as the acid will cause discoloration.
Copper is a living metal and has an endless ability to regenerate the natural patina. Please keep this in mind should a slightly discolored spot or scratch appear. Continue with normal use of the sinks but avoid waxing the sink for a few weeks and clean the sink per the instructions above. Within a few days the patina will start to restore itself naturally.