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Malleability. Because zinc is relatively soft, it's easy to have the edges molded into interesting shapes and edge treatments. It can also be hammered or otherwise textured to add visual depth and interest.
Versatility. Zinc works well in any area of the kitchen, from islands and breakfast bars to prep surfaces.
Ease of maintenance. A quick swab-down with water and a gentle dish soap keeps zinc clean.
Tricky installation. As with other metal countertops, zinc can be difficult for the average homeowner to install. It must be fastened to a substrate, and technical skill and experience are required to ensure a smooth surface and prevent seams from showing.
Cost. If you're on a tight budget, zinc can blow it to bits. Zinc starts at around $100 to $120 per square foot. If you're determined to incorporate it, try limiting it to a small section of counter space such as an island.
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