Copper Bathtubs


4/25/2012

Perhaps one of the most attractive and durable metals is copper making it a prime candidate to use in the manufacturing of a bath tub. A copper bath tub will no doubt make a bold statement in your bathroom as they have been for hundreds of years.

Copper bathtubs are manufactured in number of different country such as China and Mexico. They are made by heating the copper then hammering it into shape then fitting it over the bathtub. Copper bathtubs look great in any bathroom regardless if you have a traditional bathroom or a modern bathroom however they are more at home in a antique style bathroom.

What makes a copper bathtub look great is not only the finish of copper the numerous shapes and styles available make for a stunning appearance of this type of bath tub. Aside from looking great copper is a clean material and is resistant to having bacteria and mold growing on its surface making cleaning much easier.

Copper is also a very strong material to use and is resistant to cracks. Should a copper bathtub get scratched, the scratches will usually fade in time. This occurs by aging as the  scratches will gradually become dimmer and will eventually disappear. The caring of a copper bathtub is easy considering you need only to wipe it down with a soft cloth which is all that is needed to keep the bathtub looking great. As stated previously, since the color of the copper will change in time, you will  not need to keep the surface shiny. Although some owners prefer to keep thier bathtub shiney we belive it is better to allow the bathtub to fade and developed its own natural patina.

When purchasing a copper bathtub it is important to remember it should be made from 100% copper and not a copper alloy. Bathtubs made from copper alloys are less costly however they will not developed the same natural patina a 100% copper bathtub will and will be less attractive.`

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