Copper home decor is unmistakably elegant, warm, inviting and luxurious while copper decor and copper accessories are also the healthiest choice due to copper's germ killing, antimicrobial power and copper additionally is a substantial contributor to eco-friendly green design as well. Copper decor has been around forever but is becoming increasingly fashionable today and part of a natural trend in home architecture and interior design.
Copper has traditionally been used in home design for its aesthetic qualities of warmth, elegance and unique timeless beauty. Copper and most copper alloys have warmth and elegance compared to the more institutional look of say, stainless steel. Not everyone knows about the tremendous antimicrobial, antibacterial, germicidal power of copper or about copper being a very green material. As more people become aware of these uniquely copper attributes, the demand for copper products will skyrocket. Already the copper industry has been seeing increased demand for copper products over the past eight years, with a large increase in the breadth of copper products as well as the number of copper product manufacturers which supply them. Copper is the only natural material which will kill harmful bacteria, germs, fungus, mold, contagious pathogens and deadly viruses which come in contact with the copper surface. The U.S. EPA has uniquely approved copper as a germicidal agent and numerous studies have proven copper's amazing antibacterial quality. Copper starts killing germs, bacteria, viruses immediately and they are completely eliminated within hours with tremendous health benefits throughout the home, especially kitchens and bathrooms. For example E-Coli survives on stainless steel for up to 34 days while on copper surfaces it is 90% eradicated within 90 minutes, 99.9% within 2 hours and completely within 4 hours.
Copper is also one of the greenest materials ever known to man. Copper can be recycled 100% and in fact most of the copper used today in the U.S. is recycled with 4/5 of the copper ever mined around the world still in use today. Yet, we haven't even come close to tapping into all the copper deposits around the world. Copper is also one of our most durable materials and retains its excellent corrosion resistance, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and weatherability properties throughout it's extremely long life. At the end of it's long life or present application, all the copper can be reclaimed and used again and again somewhere else. Copper besides being the greenest metal is also one of the easiest metals to work with, being very malleable and can be textured, hammered, quilted, patinated, polished, rubbed and fired, giving copper the ability to evolve into many textures, hues, designs and styles, which will fit into any style of home decor, interior design or architecture.