Polished pewter has a vibrant silvery hue and is low maintenance when left over time to naturally patina. Pewter, like zinc, is a living finish and will develop a luxurious, muted gray or charcoal patina over time. Alternatively, pewter counters can also be maintained up to a mirror-like finish with regular polishing.
Bronze has a wide variety of finish options ranging from a polished golden bronze to a rich antiqued brown, offering endless possibilities in sculptural and architectural details. As with all specialty metals, bronze will develop its own patina and use patterns which add to the character and charm of the finish.
The beauty of brass lies in its lighter, more yellow hues. This results in a bright glow that radiates warmth. As with all specialty metals, brass can be left to develop its own patina and use patterns, which add to the character and charm of the finish.
Copper has rich, warm tones with a bright metallic luster. Starting with a reddish color in nature, copper left to oxidize will green over time, just as you would see with its traditional use in shingles and fountains. Alternatively, our copper counters can be polished to maintain their original pristine state.
La Bastille’s sheet zinc products utilize sheet material adhered to a plywood backer. Along the seams and the edges, hundreds of tiny brass nail heads are individually hammered by hand in a uniform fashion to create a beautiful decorative feature. The result is a clean, hand-finished surface that is unique and versatile.