We have over 30 years of experience in making brass countertops in America. Call us for something unique and affordable metal countertops.
The Value of Brass Countertops
Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc. Both of these natural elements are known to be antimicrobial and this trait can also occur in brass. In addition, brass is a hard material that is durable, long-lasting and develops a natural patina. As a countertop material, brass is unique in looks and will last a long time in residential kitchens, commercial bars, or just the occasionally used basement bar. Brass is also a good choice for exterior surfacing and many people are adding brass countertops to their outdoor living space.
Brass Countertop Construction
At Mio Metals, we laminate sheet brass to a wood substrate to form our brass countertops. Additionally, we have unique forming methods for edge profiles and the countertop sections bolt together to create a full kitchen countertop. Seams are present - just as there are seams in wood, laminate, or stone countertops - and the unique patina on brass countertops will draw more attention than the seams.
Once we create the brass countertop sections, we set and align them here in our workshop to make sure that the seams are straight, the edges line up and the entire assembly matches the measurements you provide. Once approved, we disassemble the countertop sections, wrap in 100% natural wool felt (recyclable) and pack in a custom wooden crate for shipping. Upon arrival, the brass countertop will unpack easily and the finish will begin the aging process.
Our edge details are unique to Mio Metals and have been setting the standard in the industry for years. Designed by our experienced staff of fabricators and designers, our edge details keep getting rave reviews from professionals and customers across the country. We can provide a good recommendation for your design or you can browse our edge profile page and choose the one that works best for you.
On occasion, and given some additional time, we can create a prototype of a unique edge. In fact, this is how some of our edge profiles have been developed - from client input. Be bold with your brass countertop - it will be around a long time.
While we do our best to craft a long lasting brass laminate countertop, we cannot control how it will appear once it is installed. Brass is a reactive metal so the color is often changing based on its use. We have more information on what you can expect for the appearance of brass countertops, but will cover the basics here.
We recommend a matte finish for most of our countertops - this allows the metal to react quickly, and naturally, based on your use. Often fingerprints and other marks start to show up during the installation process. Once the brass countertops are being cleaned, the local water will begin to age the brass. Other substances that cause a quick reaction include acidic foods such as tomatoes, lemons, and more. Areas of the brass countertop with a lot of use will have more of a golden look while lower traffic areas will age toward a brown color.
Brass Countertop Pricing
Again, we have an entire section devoted to pricing of our brass countertops. There are some main variables that will affect the price including whether a sink is under mount or surface mount, the amount of sections, the type of edge detail and others. We do offer quick turnarounds on estimates so if you can provide a quick sketch or elaborate drawing, use our online estimate request right now.
In addition to brass, we are also experts with zinc and copper countertops. In fact, we have entire websites devoted to these unique materials and hope you will visit them or ask about these materials as you consider your new kitchen.
Fill out an estimate request today and let us make a masterpiece for you.