Zinc Table Tops
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 a 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.
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 used for many zinc table 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, soldering corners and other areas uses less energy than welding.
Recycling - When your zinc table has reached its end of life, recycling is easy. 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.