Copper sinks are interesting and unusual and not often seen in kitchens or bathrooms. The biggest fear is usually that the sink will turn green over time. However, as it turns out, this is just a misconception. Although it’s true that contact with trace minerals left by water can cause copper to turn green, regular maintenance doesn’t let that happen.
Copper has a natural way of protecting itself from the minerals by getting a patina. In addition, this material is resistant to corrosion and will never rust which makes it particularly attractive.
Cleaning a copper farmhouse sink, for example, is easy. You just have to rinse it after each use and occasionally use some dish soap.
With time, the sink will start to get a patina or a living finish. If you want to prevent this from happening, you have to wipe the sink dry after each use and apply normal wax at least once every 15 to 20 days.
Avoid using harsh cleansers and rough scrubbing sponges and brushes. Other things such as lemons, pineapples or mustard can damage the finish as well although it repairs itself naturally in a few days.
Copper farmhouse sinks stand out and yet integrating them into a kitchen is not that difficult. For example, a vintage décor provides the perfect setting for such an interesting and eye-catching feature.
Combine a copper sink with other copper elements such as pendant lights to obtain a cohesive look. This works out great if the kitchen is infused with industrial details or has a rustic overall décor.
Compared to a stainless steel sink, one made of copper is a lot warmer and doesn’t give out a cold look that can cause the space to feel uninviting. Similarly, farmhouse sinks have that vintage or rustic appeal that influences the design is pretty much the same way.
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