Manufacturing Copper Bathtubs
We offer wholesale antique Copper bathtubs in freestanding and clawfoot styles in UK at a very discounted and at wholesale prices.
We have our own manufacturing facility & our prices are unmatched to anyone selling copper items including the copper bathtubs which is hand made from pure 16 Gauge Copper.
Copper is an essential metal that has a good deal of properties which make it useful for a variety of purposes. It is malleable and a good conductor of electricity in its raw state, the color of copper is orange-red. It is use in electrical wires, cooking utensils, kitchen and bathroom ware etc.
It is evident that the strength of the copper makes it suitable for the wide ranges of products it is used to make. Copper is usually found as copper ores combined with other chemicals. This is copper’s natural state and it is rarely that copper is found in its purest state. The manufacturing of copper is when it is separated from its ores either physically or chemically. This helps the concentration of copper to increase. Processes like smelting, refining and casting are used.
The process of making a copper sink starts as copper is melted at very high temperature and then poured into moulds. The mould gives the raw copper the shape of a sheet. This is because of the malleable property of copper. The thickness and other particulars about these sheets relate to the thickness of the product that is desired to be made. The sheets are hand hammered to give them the shape and design of the sink. This is hard work requiring process that may go on for hours, depending on the size of the sink.
When the time comes to give the copper sinks its final finish the surface of the sink is treated with a process called “Patina”. Using this method, the copper sink is given its color and durability by exposing it to heat. The artisans carefully create a particular shade to the copper sink. The entire process takes days to complete, sometimes even weeks.
Products made out of copper for kitchen and bathroom use include bathtubs, sinks and much more.
The variety of products is not limited to bathroom and kitchen accessories. With the growing demand for copper products, manufacturers are coming out with more and more copper products.