The newest addition to our worktop options here at deVOL, ‘Aged Copper’, a wonderfully toned material, this worktop is suitable for glamorous or very understated kitchens due to its subtle and natural ageing. It is so exciting for us to be able to offer this new material and service, as it allows our customers even more choices of unique and extremely stylish options for their new kitchen. Copper has a long history of being used for worktops and has amazing inherent antibacterial properties, although we do not recommend food preparation directly on the copper as it can taint the taste of food. We also recommend that you don’t cut directly onto copper as it is soft and will scratch.
deVOL’s copper worktops are all bespoke and made to order to ensure a completely sealed unit, fabricated from 1.5mm thick copper and then hand-welded or soldered at the corners. We also offer an option with integral copper sink, giving a fully sealed surface that is beyond beautiful. We also create a very distinctive draining section for all copper worktops used around sink areas, a tactile arrangement of tiny raised domes created from hammering the underside of the copper.
Copper naturally tarnishes over time but to speed up this process, we age the surface. The ageing is done using products that are designed for human consumption, so there are no nasty chemicals on the surface. The finish on the copper is the copper oxide itself and, as would happen naturally, the oxide will change according to what comes into contact with it, either becoming darker and more highly figured or becoming brighter and polished. The patinated surface should not be considered as a finish, rather the natural character of the copper itself. The patina will be removed if anything abrasive is used on the surface but unlike a traditional finish, the patina will return over time and the surface will reflect the way that it is used.