First, let's dispel a common, long held belief... a myth... about copper.
Most of us grew up in an age of shiny copper bottomed pots and pans that had to be scrubbed and polished on a regular basis. As a result, we're conditioned to believe that copper is a high maintenance item.
But actually, quite the opposite is true... Unless you're dealing with highly polished copper products, it's simply a myth that copper requires a lot of care. If you love the look of a warm, natural, golden brown patina, you'll be delighted to know that copper products don't require any maintenance! Yes, you read that right... NO maintenance!
The truth is... pure copper takes care of itself.
Mother Nature has given copper a seemingly magical quality known as a "Living Finish"'. This very unique characteristic sets copper apart from most other metals and is the primary reason why a copper product becomes more beautiful with age.
When left untreated, copper interacts with its environment and naturally deepens in color and tone over time. It begins its journey with a pinkish, salmon-like hue and very gradually darkens in color as it passes through a progression of russet browns until it finally stabilizes at a deep, rich tone.
The speed at which it changes color and the final depth of tone for each product will differ, influenced by the amount and type of use it receives and by the prevailing weather patterns in your particular geographical location.
The truth is copper products age gracefully and become even more beautiful with every passing day!
Your copper product will not scratch any more easily than any other fixture made in another material. However, should you happen to scratch the surface and end up with a bright, shiny, streak somewhere, you won't need to take any steps to 'fix' it. Because of copper's "Living Finish" properties, your copper product will quite literally 'heal' itself.
Simply go about your normal daily routine and within a very short period of time you'll notice the scratch begins to darken and slowly blend back in with the original patina. What a great testament to copper's natural ability to right, or 'heal' itself. You've got to admit, that's pretty cool!
Another of copper's amazing properties supports the fact that copper products don't require any maintenance. And, that is... Copper is naturally antimicrobial!
Recent studies have shown that bacteria only live for hours on copper, as compared to living for days on stainless steel and longer still on all other types of kitchen and bath surfaces.
99% of the following bacteria are killed within two hours of contact : Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli O157:H7."
On occasion, we have playfully stated that our copper products could very well be the archeological treasures of some future civilization.
But when you consider that a museum at the University of Pennsylvania displays a (pure) copper frying pan that has been dated to be more than 5000 years old, our playful statement may not be too far from the truth!
With just minimum care and assuming it's made of high grade materials, your copper product could very well last for centuries too, and be used and enjoyed by your grandchildren's, children's, children... and beyond.
The truth is... copper products are more than just beautiful and practical. They're extremely resilient, cannot be destroyed and will last for generations!
You will be absolutely thrilled with a high quality copper product. It will fill your home with love, beauty and joy... make you the envy of your friends and neighbors... and dramatically set you, and your home, apart from the ordinary.
Our superior copper products will always be attractive, durable, hygienic (antimicrobial), resistant and easy to care for. What's more, they will age gracefully, last for lifetimes and become even more beautiful through the years.
Nothing feels more wonderful than to be surrounded by beauty, especially in your very own home. Your copper product will give you this experience every single day of the year. The truth is...
You will LOVE living with copper!
To be the pioneer in offering a healthy & luxurious lifestyle aided by copper.
To build a legacy of architectural finesse by advocating the beneficial and aesthetic attributes of copper, through exclusive design philosophy.
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