Below this text you will see an image of a recent Anthra-Zinc project. We have more projects using this metal material at the bottom of the page.
What is Anthra Zinc? & What Are The Benefits?
Anthra-Zinc is one of the top surface finishes for architects all over the world. This beautiful metal is like Quartz-Zinc in many ways but has been around much longer. VM Zinc have been producing this material since 1978 and Quartz-Zinc since 1993. You can check this link to see all the VM Zinc surface finishes.
One of the main differences between the two is the colour. Quartz is grey with Anthra a much darker black. Both surface finishes come from Natural Zinc and go through the same process to get their colour. This process involves immersing Natural Zinc in a solution which alters the structure of the metal.
The result for Anthra-Zinc is a stone-like black colour which has a grainy composition. Most architects that opt for this metal do so because of the velvet look.
Some confuse the look as another finish but that is not the case. The process changes the surface of the metal at the chemical level. The result is the black finish that can blend in with other materials such as slate.
Surface Can Become Lighter In Colour
Unlike Quartz, Anthracite Zinc can become lighter with exposure to the weather. This also depends on the type of installation. White marks can appear on the surface which you can avoid with a regular rinse. Any scratches on the surface will disappear at the natural grey patina develops.
VM Zinc tend to cover Anthra in a protective film to prevent scratches. This film is also useful to prevent fingerprints and other contamination.
When it comes to installation, Anthra-Zinc has the ability to blend in with most materials. These include wood, timber, glass, stone and other construction materials.
The images below are other recent projects we have completed with Anthra-Zinc.