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Antimicrobial Copper is Not a Coating

“Copper alloys are actual engineering materials. We are talking about solid metal doorknobs, bed railings and push plates.  There is a catalog of actual hospital fixtures and components that are readily available for purchase today,” said Michels. “The power of antimicrobial copper is that it continues to work. One of the tests we had to do for the EPA was to inoculate a surface eight times in a 24 hour period with a load of bacteria, and it kept reducing the bacteria – without even cleaning it in-between. It actually kept on working even though the inoculum of live bacteria was placed on top of the dead bacteria. ”

He goes on to state some frightening facts: “Right now, if you go into a hospital without an infection –for tests or a minor surgical procedure, you have a 5% chance of coming down with an HAI. If you get an HAI, you have a 5% chance of dying from it. If you become an Intensive Care Unit patient, the percentage increases to 25%. Two million people get infections in U.S. hospitals each year; 100,000 die.”

“That is the equivalent of a fully loaded jumbo jet crashing every day, all year long, with no survivors ─ not very good odds.”

Copper took the back seat when antibiotics came into being, but soon after the use of antibiotics, super bugs began to develop that required newer and stronger antibiotics – or were resistant to all antibiotics. Because of the way copper works, Michels explains that simply isn’t likely to happen. “We have yet to meet a super bug that copper can’t kill. It’s all in the way it works. It compromises cell wall integrity and all vital functions of the bug stop. Period. That’s how it kills them.”

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Customers always want to know the price per square foot for our countertops. Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast price like you might get with marble, granite, or almost any other countertop. The main reason is that there are way too many variables to set a standard price. Welding and polishing corners (and sinks) is what adds the majority of the labor to fabricating stainless and copper countertops. If your countertop is raw on three sides and turn down on the front, then we don’t have to weld anything at all; this will be the absolute least expensive countertop you can get. If you have turn downs on all four sides, then we have to weld and polish all four corners.

It wouldn’t be fair, or make sense, to charge the same price for a 24″ x 60″ counter with one turn down as a 24″ x 60″ counter with four turn downs.

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48 oz copper countertop 25″ x 110″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on front and sides, 4″ splash on back – $1487
16 Ga 304 #4 stainless steel countertop 25″ x 110″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on front and sides, 4″ splash on back – $945

48 oz copper countertop 25″ x 50″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on front and sides, 4″ splash on back – $1017
16 Ga 304 #4 stainless steel countertop 25″ x 50″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on front and sides, 4″ splash on back – $757

48 oz copper countertop 42″ x 56″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on all 4 sides – $1625
16 Ga 304 #4 stainless steel countertop 42″ x 56″ with 1 1/2″ turn downs on all 4 sides – $1225

Price to add a cut-out for a 20″ x 30″ sink – $240
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Price to add a 2″ radius corner (per corner) – $120

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We can also apply a vibration finish to the countertop – it’s a non-directional finish that helps hide scratches that appear from everyday use. This is most popular on stainless steel countertops.

While you’re at it, check out the anti-microbial properties of copper countertops, and another article on the health benefits of copper countertops.

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*These prices are current as of 8/22/16; they are for budgeting purposes only and do not constitute a quote or a contract. Prices are subject to change.

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