Zinc Table Tops
Whether you need to outfit a cafe or make a statement in your dining room, Mio Metals table tops are unique and unforgettable. Learn about our pricing, appearance and the options for our zinc tables. Or, consider our sister websites: CopperCountertops.net or BrassCountertops.com
Our zinc tables will have an ever-changing finish and it is important that you learn about all the changes that may occur to the finish. Read on.
Zinc Table Top Pricing
Understanding what to expect with zinc as a table top surface is critical for end-users and specifiers. It is an ever-changing finish but the character is the constant. Like a well-lived leather duffle, zinc table tops gather spots, marks and other signs of use. This is where patrons and guests are interacting most with your built home, cafe or restaurant.
Water, fingertip oils, citrus, tomato-based foods, seaside air - all of these play a role in what your bar top will look like. With regular use, a matte finished table will gain a living patina within 30 days - this is the best way to let the zinc react in YOUR environment.
Patinas can be applied in our workshop so your zinc table begins with an established color, but patinas are NOT permanent - zinc is a reactive metal so let the science happen. The patinas are an additional charge and are not covered by our warranty.
Table Top Edges
This is where you can customize the tabletops. The finish may be ever-changing, but the edge profile is there to stay.
Our zinc table tops are made with 1.5" thick edges, but we can modify that if there is an edge profile that you would prefer. Most of our edges can work with a round table top, however, there are a few that do not work on a curve such as the 403 edge. Call us for more details at 888.530.7630 or fill out our Estimate Request form now!
We have a wide selection of tabletop edges - visit our Edge Profiles page for the current list.
Sustainable Table Tops
Natural resource conservation - Zinc, like most metals, can be melted down, reformed and reused over and over again endlessly. The wood substrates we use of for our zinc bar tops are FSC-certified plywood that provide a stable structure for decades, increasing the lifespan of your zinc tabletop.
Reduced energy - Zinc is a soft metal that can be cut and formed with hand or foot-operated tools. Plus, we solder our corners and other areas which uses less energy than welding. We make them easy to assemble by your local crew so our staff doesn't need to travel unnecessarily - further reducing our carbon footprint.
Recycling - When your zinc table has reached its end of life, recycling is easy. If they have our logo burned into the underside of the wood, ship them back for recycling, or we can help you find local recyclers. The metal can be separated from the wood and recycled, and the wood can be allowed to break down naturally.
Zinc Table Top Care
Wash your zinc table top with a soft cloth and mild soap or the abrasive side of a sponge and spray cleaners. Ammonia, bleach and other harsh chemcials have an adverse reaction to zinc, so use the rule of thumb: if the cleaner hurts your skin when you use it, don't use it.
Learn more about the care and cleaning of zinc bar tops here.
We mail them right to you and you receive a credit to use when you place your order. Take them to the job site and let them interact with the water on location. Use them as a coaster or set them in an active sink. Get to know what menu items leave a mark and which do not. Try to polish zinc with a metal polish. Either way, you will benefit from having an actual piece of zinc in hand.