An old-fashioned patina, Zinc bears a dull, slightly mottled surface that has more in common with pewter than with chrome or stainless steel. It looks seasoned even when it's new, and it has an inherent warmth that many metals lack. Zinc countertops imbue a kitchen with warmth and dignity. A mainstay of Parisian bistros, oyster bars and butler's pantries, zinc often gets overlooked in favor of trendier stainless steel or tried and true stone. Yet this classic material adds a singular character that adapts, chameleon-like, to any kitchen style and setup.
Zinc typically starts out pale grey and develops a slight blue to green cast as it darkens with time and use it’s natural tarnish can be slowed somewhat with a coat of wax now and then.
Zinc naturally resists mold, mildew and bacteria. Ideal for hygiene areas and work-surfaces.
Although zinc may react with certain substances over time, spills and splatters won't stain it in the way they might with a porous material such as marble or limestone.
Because zinc is relatively soft, it's easy to have the edges molded into interesting shapes and edge details. It can also be hammered or otherwise textured to add visual depth and interest.
Zinc works well in any area of the kitchen, from islands and breakfast bars to prep surfaces and bar tops.
A quick wipe-down with water and a gentle antibacterial cleaner keeps zinc tidy and hygienic.
Style, contemporary, decorative, durable, natural and unique gives this non-ferrous metal value to any interior space.