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How does it look with use?

We hear this question daily and we have a wide variety of answers because it is all based on how you use it and where it is installed. An outdoor kitchen near an ocean will look a lot different than a climate-controlled, heavily used restaurant bar. Either way, be prepared for a dynamic finish that changes frequently.

 

Typical Residential Kitchen

 
Be ready for spots to appear on the brass within the first few weeks of use. Usually the first marks will occur near work areas such as the sink or cooktop. As spots form, they will eventually overlap and form a mottled dark brown look. Frequency of cleanings, minerals in the water and type of use will all play a role in how it looks in your kitchen. All of the countertops on this page began with our Non-directional Matte finish.
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Restaurant or Bar

 
With heavy use and frequent cleanings, a week or two of use will make the bar top look like it has been there for decades. People can't resist touching it since it is smooth like stone yet looks classy. The best part is that brass is non-porous.
 
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Exterior Use

 
If used near an ocean where it will be in salty air, expect a greenish coating to oxidize on the surface of the brass. This is brass's way of protecting itself. With heavy use and frequent cleaning, as in most hospitality settings, this coating is not likely to form. In dryer air, the brass surface will age with class and natural beauty.