Standard Finishes

We offer 3 Standard Finishes and 8 Made To Order (MTO) finishes.

Each of our pieces are unique and one of a kind; this uniqueness also applies to the three (3) beautiful standard finishes we produce. We can make any sink in any of our Standard Finishes or MTO Finishes.

Our Standard Finishes are:

  • CAFE VIEJO (CV) 
  • NATURAL (NA)
  • FUEGO (FU) 

CAFE VIEJO 

Our most popular finish is the CAFE VIEJO (CV). It is primarily medium- dark brown with black hues and occasionally will show very small areas of deep burgundy. It is a warm finish with a lot of character. This finish is very consistent and repetitive and even though each sink is unique you will receive a sink very similar to the pictures shown in our on line store. It's a strong finish and will last for years to come. The Café Viejo finish matches very well with the common Oil Rubbed Bronze finish found in Faucets & Drains, making it a more popular finish.

When ordering two or more sinks that will be installed in the same place, we prefer to order them directly from our suppliers so that the sinks are manufactured from the same batch of copper and by the same artistic hands of our experienced artisans; this way we can ensure a very close cosmetic appearance. 

Some sink examples in our Cafe Viejo finish - CV :

All of our sinks are 100% hand hammered but we can also custom produce sinks with a smooth finish or a combination of both methods. We recommend the hammering technique since it adds strength and rigidity to the piece. Hammered surfaces are stronger than Smooth surfaces.

NATURAL

Our Natural finish is the most rustic and versatile copper sink finish. It is truly unique with tones of orange, yellow, black, medium brown, light brown and occasionally reddish tones. This is our most varied finish due to the natural process (wood fire) used to create it. Based on the climate conditions of temperature and humidity at the time that the sink is made, some sinks will have more of a mix of colors, saturation & contrast than others. We can’t duplicate exactly the same finish showed in the pictures of our web site for the reasons previously explained. In order to highlight the dark colors of the Natural finish (Browns and black) it is recommended to use Oil Rubbed Bronze or Tumble Bronze finishes for the matching Faucets & Drains. Antiqued Copper finishes also work and make an interesting contrast with our Natural Finish.

Please review the attached swatches to understand the variability of our Natural finish. This lack of consistency is the beauty and uniqueness of this finish.

Some sink examples in our Natural finish - NA :

When ordering two or more sinks that will be installed in the same place (Especially the Natural finish), we prefer to order them directly from our suppliers so the sinks are manufactured from the same batch of copper, same artisan and under the same weather conditions.

FUEGO

Our exclusive Fuego finish has golden and copper tones. The saturation of the golden and/or copper colors can vary from light to deeper tones. This finish is created using a torch-fired process where the heat is applied to the sink in circular motions and/or linear patterns. Even though each piece is unique and one of a kind, the cosmetic look of this finish is fairly consistent and repetitive. When ordering two or more sinks that will be installed in the same place, we prefer to order them directly from our suppliers so the sinks are manufactured from the same batch of copper and by the same artistic hands of our experienced artisans; this way we can ensure a very close cosmetic appearance.
Matching Faucets & Drains for the Fuego Finish are  Antiqued Copper or Venetian Bronze.

Our Fuego Finish can be order with Linear (recommended for rectangular or square shapes) or Circular patterns (recommended for round or oval shapes) as shown on the pictures below:

 Some sink examples in our Fuego finish (FU) with circular pattern :