Bronze Construction Details
What does it look like?
- Bronze is a rustic, durable and reactive metal.
- Golden in color, matte bronze will develop a dark brown patina.
- Professionally patinated bronze will appear darker and more uniform than bronze given the opportunity to develop its patina naturally.
What can I expect?
- Over time, your countertop will develop a unique “pattern of use.” Areas of frequent use and cleaning will appear lighter and smoother than areas that are used less frequently, which will look darker.
- Bronze countertops are not and are not meant to represent a monolithic surface. An artisanal metal, bronze countertops may show slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks that add to its country charm.
- It is these imperfections and variations that give bronze countertops their charm; no two bronze countertops will look exactly alike.
- Hammered bronze will have a wavy, undulated surface and will not be machine flat.
- Depending on the size and shape of your countertop, a non-welded butt seam may be required.
- Very large tops may require a mechanical, silicone-sealed field joint. No on-site welding is necessary.
- Made with 14-gauge sheets (approximately 1/16" thick).
- Edges are available in any thickness but 1 1/2" is a standard.
- The proper filler material for welding is bronze (not silver or lead alloy solder).
- Sub structure is solid waterproof MDF. It is equal in height to the front edge thickness.
- Any length or layout may be produced. Non-welded field joints may be required.
- For very large tops a mechanical, interlock, silicone sealed field joint is provided. No welding is done on site.
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