Garrison recently sent us designers a website showcasing zinc as a countertop material, a trend that has become more prevalent over the past few years. Used for both commercial and residential applications, zinc is a reactive material that will show patina and change with age. Often referred to as a “living” metal, this material ages to a dull pewter-like color, separating it from other similar options like stainless steel.
Due to the natural state of this material, it’s our job as the designer to educate our clients on the changes that will take place over time. Needless to say it’s not for everyone.
What is Zinc?
What we love about incorporating zinc into spaces, especially kitchens and baths, is how natural the material is. We enjoy its dull concrete grey tones and almost iridescent sheen, as well as the natural patina created over time.
Zinc countertops have been featured in numerous bars and seafood restaurants, and fit perfectly for residential kitchen countertops as well.
Commercial Applications for Zinc Countertops
Residential Applications for Zinc Countertops
What do you think of zinc as a countertop material?