What does it look like?
- Pewter is a reactive metal that will develop a patina and change over time.
- Matte pewter is silver in appearance, similar to stainless steel, and will evolve and develop a darker gray color and satin sheen that sets it apart from other metals.
- Professionally patinated pewter will appear darker and more uniform than pewter given the opportunity to develop its patina naturally.
What can I expect?
- Pewter is a malleable, yet durable and non-porous material, which makes it a great countertop alternative to stone.
- Over time, your countertop will develop a unique “pattern of use.” Areas of frequent use and cleaning will appear lighter and smoother, while areas that are used less often will look darker.
- Pewter countertops are not and are not meant to represent a monolithic surface.
- Slight scratches, pinholes, and soldering marks are to be expected on your pewter countertop these slight imperfections give this artisanal metal its European look.
- Hammered pewter 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 for construction.
- Very large tops may require a mechanical, silicone-sealed field joint. No on-site welding is necessary.
- Made with 18-gauge sheets.
- Edges are available in any thickness but 1 ½" is standard.
- The filler material for welding is Pewter or special Non Lead Solder.
- Pewter is bonded to solid waterproof MDF. It is equal in height to the front edge thickness.
- Any length or layout may be produced. Non-welded butt seams may be required.
- The long-term look is distinctly European in nature, as these Counters will acquire a Patina or “Living Finish”
that changes with time.
- Pewter is a reactive metal and will change with use.
- Pewter is noted for its satin sheen and distinctive color.
- Pewter is prone to scratches but is easy to re-brush with a Scotch Brite pad.
- Modern pewter alloy contains no lead.
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