Copper Construction Details
About Copper Countertops
- Made with 14-gauge sheets (approximately 1/16” thick).
- Available in any thickness but 1 ½” is standard.
- The proper filler material for welding is copper (not silver or lead alloy solder).
- Brooks Custom bonds copper to solid, waterproof MDF, this is equal in height to the front edge thickness
- Any length or layout is possible. However, very long or very wide works may require non-welded butt seams.
- For very large tops, we use a mechanical, interlocked, silicone sealed field joint. Our technicians do not weld on-site.
- Copper is a reactive metal. It will oxidize and change with daily use.
What does it look like?
- Copper is a classic, rustic material best known for its durability and anti-bacterial properties.
- Like most rustic metals, copper will develop a patina over time. Professionally patinated copper will be darker and will appear more uniform in color than copper given the opportunity to develop its patina naturally.
- Both matte and patinated copper has a "living finish" and will continue to evolve through the lifetime of the countertop.
What can I expect?
- Over time, your countertop will acquire a unique “pattern of use.” Areas used most frequently will appear lighter and smoother than areas that see less use, which will appear darker.
- Copper countertops do not and are not meant to represent a monolithic surface. As such, you can expect to see slight imperfections in the countertop surface.
- Because copper is an artisanal metal, they will show slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks that add to its country charm.
- Hammered copper surfaces are not machined flat. Because of this, the surface will be wavy and undulated.
- This level of the charm makes each and every copper countertop unique, and no two will look exactly alike.
- Depending on the size and shape of your countertop, it may require a non-welded butt seam.
- Very large tops may require a mechanical, silicone-sealed field joint. No on-site welding is necessary.
Send all pricing inquiries to email@example.com. We will be happy to look over your questions and help you understand this artisanal material.