Interesting facts about stainless steel
A man named Harry Brearley was said to have invented stainless steel in 1913 but in the early years it was mostly just used for cutlery.
Stainless steel is not a very good conductor of electricity.
It is 100% recyclable
It can remove smells from your hands and you can even buy stainless steel soap bars!
Why choose stainless steel?
Stainless steel has good corrosion resistance in a wide variety of environments.
Although it is not maintenance free it is maintenance friendly and it just needs cleaning periodically and usually soap and water is fine to use for routine cleaning. For grease marks organic solvents can help and for sticky finger marks just use glass cleaner. Where discolouration has occurred you can buy stainless steel cleaner which you just spray on and wipe with a soft cloth.
Stainless steel is a good alternative to the traditional look of wrought iron as it gives a modern, sleek, clean look to a property and allows an unobscured view from your patio or garden. Often we use toughened glass panels with our stainless steel balustrading and these provide some UV protection too.
What type of stainless steel should I choose?
There are 2 main grades of stainless steel which are 304 and 316. Grade 304 is generally used indoors for example on a stair panel. Grade 316 is commonly referred to as marine grade as it is used outdoors and manufactured to withstand the elements better. Here at Sykes Bespoke Steel we use marine grade 316 as a matter of course because of the superior quality it offers. Here are some examples of the stainless steel work we have done:-
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