General

How to place an order?

Orders are very easy to place. Place your items in the shopping cart, selecting design options, finish options, size(s) if required and quantity. That’s it! We will send you an order confirmation and immediately put your custom piece into production. We with then notify you when your item has shipped. Tracking information will be sent to you as soon as your product leaves our warehouse.

How much do the pieces weigh?

The finished weight of our product is approximately 9 pounds per square foot. The weight is not heavy like a stone or marble, and a base or fasteners that would hold a solid wood top will comfortably hold these table tops.

Lead time

Each order is fabricated as it arrives. Our lead time is 4-6  weeks from order to shipping. Let us know if you have a rush order, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your timeline.

Shipping

Shipments are sent via UPS or LTL. All shipments are fully insured for the value of the items purchased. Shipping is standard curbside only! Depending on the size and quantity of your order, you may need assistance getting your items inside your home.

Warranty

La Bastille offers a one year limited warranty. We will repair or replace, at our option, any faulty product deemed to be the result of material or manufacturing defects. Defects do not include discoloration due to the nature of zinc’s patina process, nor does it include accidental damage, inappropriate use of the surface or faulty installation.

Zinc

What is zinc?

Zinc is a chemical element which is readily found in the air, water, and soil. Zinc mineral is necessary for the functioning of more than 300 different enzymes and plays a vital role in a large number of biological processes. The human body requires zinc for proper functioning of the immune and digestive system.

Zinc’s use in architectural applications.

Zinc is extremely durable, making it a desirable material historically for both interior and exterior applications. Eighty five percent of roofs in Paris are made of zinc and were originally installed in the 1800s. Zinc sheeting was considered ideal for this application due to its availability, malleability and the beauty of its aging.Zinc is used for many design elements such as countertops, range hoods, roofing, flashing and artistic elements. Zinc’s timeless patina blends beautifully with other materials and makes a versatile accent for any design aesthetic, from traditional to rustic to contemporary.

Why zinc?

Zinc is a metal with a number of characteristics that make it an ideal choice for use in busy kitchens and restaurants. Zinc’s natural properties provide years of virtually maintenance-free use. In addition, zinc’s blue-gray and brown patina tones blends beautifully with most building materials and design aesthetics. Additionally, zinc is nonporous, anti-microbial and antibacterial. It has a smooth surface that is easy to clean and maintain.

Is zinc food safe?

Yes, quite safe. La Bastille uses the highest quality zinc in the industry. Many other companies use galvanized steel which rusts and can contain cadmium which has harmful health effects.

How will it wear?

Zinc is a living alloy. It will respond to its environment. Changes in the hue of the surface will happen naturally with use. A patina, or slight darkening, will occur over time. Table surfaces will respond to different foods and beverages, specifically anything acidic, which strips the patina and will leave slight markings which is precisely the charm of this material. The harder it is used, the more markings, and the more beautiful the piece will become. We believe that zinc should be embraced for its special characteristics and, as a rule, we do not lacquer our products.

What is a patina?

A patina is a tarnish produced by chemical processes that forms on the surface of many types of metals. When exposed to the elements, a coating of various chemical compounds, such as oxides and carbonates, form on the surface. A patina showing rich shades of browns and grays can take decades to acquire. Our products are pre-patinated so that they leave our warehouse already with shades of grays and browns which creates a warm appearance that will continue to change over time. These beautiful tones are the hallmark of zinc.

Is zinc environmentally friendly?

There are few materials which are as ecologically friendly as zinc. Zinc mining and production take a quarter of the energy needed to produce aluminum and half that required for copper. Zinc is extremely energy efficient in its extraction and processing and is 100% recyclable without the loss of its unique physical and chemical properties, significantly reducing the need for new raw materials. In fact, over 30% of today’s supply of zinc comes from the recycling process and recycling zinc demands less than 20% of the original input.

How do I clean zinc?

Keep zinc tops clean by using a little mild soap and water. There are no special cleaners needed on a regular basis; simply wiping down the surface daily will suffice.

Special precautions
  • Do not use bleach or ammonia products or products containing bleach on ammonia on zinc.
  • Do not place anything over 200 degrees on the surface. Zinc is a soft metal and hot pots and pans will leave a mark. Use a trivet if something is coming from the oven or stove.We recommend coasters for glasses.
  • Wipe up water spills just as you would with a wood top.
  • Do not cut directly on the surface.
How are the zinc items made?

All of our products are hand-crafted by our artisans in our Savannah, Georgia shop. Each piece is hand cast and hand finished by our team of experienced artisans. Many hours of time and care go into every individual project. Our team takes great pride in providing top quality fabrication and finishes. Each La Bastille product will have its own unique characteristics and markings. This makes each piece a one-of-a-kind, like a work of art, rather than an ordinary machined item of furniture off the shelf.

Range Hoods

Why do I need a range hood?

The primary purpose of kitchen ventilation is to reduce cooking smells, heat and condensation by extracting them outside. Another important purpose of a range hood is to trap grease to prevent it from being deposited all over your kitchen. They also offer a decorative feature to your kitchen. The hood is placed over your cooktop and can be over an island or attached to a wall, typically in between cabinetry. If you are looking for an island range hood, we can customize one to fit your needs.

What is a Wall Mounted Range Hood?

This type of vent hood is directly affixed to the wall and may have a decorative chimney, or soffit, to line up with the top of your cabinets or to “disappear” into your ceiling. It may have an internal or remote blower, and it may duct straight out the back, be ducted straight up, or up and then horizontally.

How do I choose the correct size range hood?

Ideally, range hood liner is recommended to overlap the cooktop by 3 to 6 inches on either side. For example, if your cooktop size is 30”, the ideal size would be a 36” or 42” hood.

What brand of liner/blower does La Bastille use?

We only use Vent-A-Hood BHPSLD – Premier Magic Lung® Wall Mounted Liner Inserts. These are top of the line inserts. Because the Magic Lung® blower uses centrifugal filtration rather than conventional baffle or mesh filters, the Magic Lung® blower can handle cooking equipment with higher cubic feet per minute (CFM) requirements and can deliver equivalent CFM much more quietly and efficiently than other filtration systems.

At what height do I install the range hood?

We recommend allowing 27-30” between the bottom of hood and your cooking surface. Less than 27” from the cooktop will be too hot, and more than 30” from the cooktop will decrease the efficiency of your hood. Adjust your hood anywhere within the 27-30” range to bring it to the desired eye level. The average height is 28” above the cooking surface.

How do I install the Range Hood? Ducting?

The range hood should be installed by a minimum of two people.  If the backsplash area is not finished, it is helpful to temporarily attach a ledger to the wall to support the weight of the hood from the bottom.  Locate the structure in the wall behind your hood. You MUST hit structure, and you cannot hang the hood with anchors in drywall.  Once you confirm the exact location of the hood, drive cabinet screws through the ¾” backplate into studs that you have located in the wall.  You can screw anywhere through the backplate, as long as you are able to attach it firmly and structurally. A minimum of 4 screws is recommended.  Once the hood body is secure, you can route the ducting and the insert the liner into the cavity. Our design accommodates top or back ducting. Once the duct is installed, attach the appropriate knockout clamp for the electrical connection.  Once the ducting and electrical connections are made, use the pre-drilled holes to attach the liner inside the hood body with the included hardware. Once everything is fastened, attach the stainless trim pieces supplied with your kit to the inside of the liner by snapping them in place.  Test to ensure that the fan and the lights are working properly.

What if I don't see the size I need?

We will fabricate range hoods in virtually any shape or size. We will work with you on all the design elements and finish options you desire. Contact us for a custom range hood quote. Our lead time is 8-12 weeks for a custom hood.

Still have questions?

Give us a call or shoot us a note.

Phone: 888.303.ZINC (9462)
Fax: 866.402.9690

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