Stainless steel – a modern material for indoor and outdoor use
Stainless steel is the number one choice if you are looking for a material with high strength and resistance to corrosion and acid attack. With its elegant appearance it is ideal for visible structures and is indispensable in product design, furniture making and architecture. Whether for private use, in institutions or factories, stainless steel is the ideal sustainable material for indoor and outdoor applications.
Temperature- and weathering-resistant
Stainless steel displays outstanding resistance to cold and heat. V2A (1.4301) is approved for temperatures up to 550°C, making it ideal for the home and garden.
Stainless steel’s smooth and tough surface remains intact for decades. No coating is necessary to protect the surface and retain its acid resistance. It doesn’t chip and doesn’t become brittle, so bacteria and mould have nowhere to take root. Stainless steel is used wherever hygiene is paramount: in medical equipment, in food manufacturing and preparation.
Are you looking to give your kitchen cabinets a facelift? Or do you need a handrail for the stairs in your new home? Consider stainless steel. 304 is easy to work with. It requires higher forming forces than other materials but all common fabricating methods can be used, from welding, punching and stamping to drilling and saw cutting.
Durable and low-maintenance
Using stainless steel in construction is a worthwhile investment in the long term. No other material is so robust and easy to clean. When you choose stainless steel as a construction material you have very little maintenance costs because stainless steel is generally resistant to normal weathering effects. Its corrosion resistance remains intact. Cleaning and care is easy. With the right care you can ensure your stainless steel building components last a long time. materials4me has put together some fast, simple, low-cost tips for cleaning and caring for stainless steel so that you can enjoy your building project for many years to come.