Be aware that all of our switchplates are handcrafted. Each switchplate will have its own unique characteristics - no two switchplates are identical. Thus there will be color, size, and design variations compared to the photo shown. Our copper switchplates are living finishes and do not have protective coatings. They will change with time and use.
Any liquid coming in contact with your switchplate can affect the finish, Tierrayfuego.com does not warrant the finish after installation.
Definitely not your typical mass marketed bathroom fixtures, our recycled copper switchplates are handmade created by skilled coppersmiths artisans. The crafts people heat and soften the metal over an open forge, using an anvil and hammer to slowly and methodically transform the recycled material into a perfectly formed switchplate.
When you use a Mexican copper switchplate in your bathroom or any room design, you are actively participating in the green building design movement by utilizing recycled copper, collected by the artisans who make the switchplates. Their skills, diligence, and hard work transforms construction copper, electrical wires, and pipes that might otherwise end up in landfills into elegant decorative elements for home bathroom decor.
Some finishes such as the Antique are achieved by accelerating the aging process which results in a distinctive patina color. The finish of a natural copper sink is naturally reddish in color and will vary from one switchplate to another. The switchplate may present dark spots or streaks due to the nature of the copper itself and the final look of the switchplate depends on the copper sheet it is made from. The color of the copper will gradually change with time, and it will take on a warm medium patina as it ages.