Zinc countertop anyone?

halgreeneJuly 19, 2014

Hi.

I'm doing a new kitchen and I have a medium-sized counter/breakfast bar to design, and I've been leaning towards doing it in zinc. I love the look of zinc and from a casual perusal of the web it seems like it's not too fussy and ages gorgeously and would add a quite spectacular counterpoint to the rest of the kitchen which is pretty much standard cherry & granite.

Q: Does anyone have a zinc countertop and what do you think of it?

Thanks!

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Sophie Wheeler

Very $$$$. More than copper.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 8:28AM
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breezygirl

I fell in love with zinc after seeing Mtnrdredux unveiling her beautiful counter. You could search the forum for her posts. Her small stretch of zinc cost more than all of the Carrara in my large kitchen. It sure is gorgeous though!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 4:39PM
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rococogurl

The counter breezygirl is referring to is not zinc. It's pewter. Big difference.

Zinc counters are relatively soft, they will patina and dent slightly. It would be a shame to do one plain since they take wonderful edges that give them the French bistro look. This one is sooooo stylish. I have stainless counters with plain edges and clipped corners. My thought is that it's silly to spend the upcharge on zinc without the piecrust effect. Just go stainless.

A google search will turn up most of the places around the country that do zinc counters.

Here is a link that might be useful: Zinc bars

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:15PM
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plllog

Ditto Rococogurl.

I flirted with pewter, and consizered zinc. Both get very dark with use. I think zinc is supposed to be easier to polish. I don't like the way zinc makes my hands smell. :)

Metal counters are very practical.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:46PM
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alex9179

I've been in love with this idea for several years. I bookmarked this site a long time ago for when/if I take the plunge for new countertops. I don't know if this is what you're looking for but they may be able to answer some of your questions.

I'm not at all affiliated, just love the idea!

Here is a link that might be useful: Zinc sheets for DIY/Custom Zinc

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:13PM
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zeebee

(*sigh*) Lust. Extreme lust. Don't think I could get DH on board but I love the soft look.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 9:30AM
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Trebruchet

alex9179:

Great link. Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:13AM
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