You want to install a new kitchen. After years of loyal service, the old kitchen falls victim to the urge for other, more modern shapes, materials, and functions. Everybody is happy but alas, it does not last.
Architects are creating beautiful new homes and extensions clad with copper. Some choose their material colour from the palette offered by copper and its alloys whilst others select natural copper, knowing that the colour will change over time.
Copper is inherently antimicrobial, meaning it will rapidly and completely kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. It shares this property with many commonly-used copper alloys, including brasses and bronzes, and together these ‘antimicrobial copper’ surfaces offer exciting options for reducing contamination in the home.