Cast metal countertops have been around for thousands of years and for good reason, they’re absolutely stunning. Two of the most famous types are pewter and zinc but bronze, copper and brass and also well known metals used for countertops.
Where can you use metal countertops?
Countertops created from metal can be used in homes, restaurants, lobbies, and pretty much any interior setting. Metal countertops can be found in some of the most popular bars and restaurants in the world. For example, the famous Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone is a cast metal countertop.
Can you use them outdoors?
While some types of metal counters might be suitable for outdoor installations, cast metal tops are not because they’re not intended to hold moisture for extended periods of time. For that reason, it’s not advised to leave metal countertops outdoors uncovered.
How do you care for metal counters?
Caring for metal tops is easy. You simply clean them with non-abrasive cleaners, like mild soap and water. You should avoid leaving acid items, like lemons, directly on the surface. Make sure you use a trivet on the top for hot pots as to not burn the surface.
A complete care guide can be found here.
Are cast metal countertops expensive?
The price depends on the metal you choose, the size of the project and the shape. Special details like curves might cost you a bit more.
Overall, metal counters are typically more expensive than wood or stone but tend to have many more customization options and a unique and luxurious look. If cared for properly, metal tops can last decades.
If you’re interested in metal countertops and would like more information, La Bastille is a great place to start. We’re an industry leader and have been designing and fabricating metal tops since 2010. Please feel free to reach out with questions or for a complimentary cast metal sample.