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The parent company of CopperRestaurantTables.com, Cottaquilla Copper LLC, has been in business for 8 years and has conveyed its copper expertise. CopperRestaurantTables.com provides to our customers not only quality copper restaurant tables but top personalized service from beginning to end. When you call for information, you talk with us, not just a sales person. Because we are in the copper shops regularly, we can reply to questions about our copper products with highly detailed answers. Every product we sell is unique, made specifically for each customer. We personally review every product that leaves our shop for quality and beauty and if it doesn’t meet our standards or customer design requests, it is sent back to the shop floor for adjustments. We are as proud of our service as of the quality of our products.
Here’s what you get when you buy a copper product from CopperRestaurantTables.com: Personal service from beginning to end. Guarantees that our products and service will be top quality. A beautiful copper product that has been handcrafted by a master artisan. Reassurance that any product damaged in shipping will be replaced at no cost. We sell only quality hand-hammered copper products. All of our copper products are personally inspected prior to shipment for quality and beauty. Every product is very professionally packed to insure a safe arrival. The element copper is a completely natural material. It has been used for making jewelry, weapons, tools, and vessels for over 5,000 years. Our products are made of 98% -99% (1% zinc and trace amounts of iron) pure recycled copper in the Mexican state of Michoacán, where coppersmiths have worked this precious and useful metal for over 500 years. We do not use 100% pure copper because that would be needlessly expensive, and because 100% pure copper will not take a patina in the same way recycled copper will. We have had our recycled copper professionally analyzed for content by Luvak, Inc. of Boylston, MA. The results indicate that the recycled copper we use is 98%-99% pure with trace amounts of iron and 1.78% zinc. Upon request we will furnish the report to any concerned customer.
Our products are hand-hammered by individual artisans from a sheet of recycled copper that has been melted and rolled in local foundries. The process combines pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern techniques to produce a product that is completely unique in color and hammer pattern. The hammered pattern of our products both long lasting beauty and strength to each product. Though the tops are hammered, they are still sufficiently smooth to be used for all restaurant applications. In fact, one can even write, with a pencil, on a single sheet of paper laid upon one of our tables! The beauty of unpolished copper in a sink or other copper product is unsurpassed. Its colors are rich, profound, and varied. Climate, heat, and type of wood used in firing influence the natural resulting colors of our products. The colors of natural copper change overtime, as the “patina” ages. Our artisans do not use ‘liver of sulfur’, selenium dioxide or lacquer to produce or retard the patina of their products.
The AntiMicrobial Qualities of Raw Copper
Plain copper is a surface that can kill germs rapidly.
If used without wax or lacquer, copper has an inherent aversion to growth of some kinds of bacteria (see: antibacterial qualities of copper). Although the specific mix of recycled copper we use cannot be certified to be antibacterial, since it always has minor variation, hundreds of other very similar blends have all been shown to be highly antibacterial. Copper’s antibacterial properties kill certain dangerous bacteria, namely Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, E. Coli O157:H7, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”) much more rapidly than do stainless steel or porcelain surfaces when cleaned regularly. The Copper Development Association has recently clarified that only copper products that are free of any sealant retain their antibacterial qualities (see: CDA clarification). This is why Copper Restaurant Tables gives its customers a choice in finishes. If this quality is essential to you, you can choose a product that is free of wax, the only finish we use on our products. The continuous reduction of bacterial contamination and the residual self-sanitizing activity abilities of copper were discovered using the sanitizer efficacy testing method which have been recognized by the E.P.A. Similar results were found during trials by the Medical University of South Carolina for the US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC). Copper products are easy to maintain and last a lifetime.