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    Thinking of getting copper bathroom sinks and was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them
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    No personal experience with them. But, do have some with copper bottomed pans. I think it will be high maintenance, show water spots and stains. Do you have a maid?
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    Hard to keep clean, good for "show only" most times.


    Some people like the aged/stained look on those though.
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    They discolor very quickly, so they are a high maintenance item.

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    They can be very nice if bought in a PVD finish other wise you will be polishing to shine it unless you like the greenish, oxidized look.

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    PVD finish is even worse because as the finish deteriorates the results are very uneven. Shiny copper with green blotches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    PVD finish is even worse because as the finish deteriorates the results are very uneven. Shiny copper with green blotches.
    PVD applied right and if no abrasives are used will not tarnish ever.

    It is normally guaranteed for life.

    It is just like every thing else...some people do their jobs right others don't.

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