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Caring for your new stainless steel sheets

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-29-2012

Buying the product is one trial, but looking after it once it has been installed is another one. The wrong products can take the shine off a beautiful stainless steel item, and another risk is that the metal can be affected by sitting water or excessive soaking. With so much effort going into picking, ordering and installing stainless steel sheets, it is worth taking a few extra minutes to learn how to correctly care for them.

The right way to clean stainless steel sheets

Once in place, stainless steel sheets may not seem easy to clean, but there are a few industry tips. The main one is to avoid excessive soaking of the steel, as this can cause rust and other undesirable effects to occur. When cleaning, a small amount of white vinegar can be used to bring up a nice shine on the steel without corroding it or impairing the shine.

Using stainless steel backsplash sheets in the heart of the house

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-28-2012

Any homeowner knows that the kitchen is the heart of the house. In the event of a party or social event, people will always congregate around the kitchen area to chat, have a snack or get a drink, so it is important to make sure that this part of the house looks its best and gets visitors talking. Using stainless steel backsplash sheets can help to do this.

Fitting stainless steel backsplash sheets in the kitchen

Stainless steel backsplash sheets are easy to fit, and look brilliant in the home. The steel can be bought in a number of finishes to suit the look of the existing kitchen appliances and is both decorative and also protective. A common use for the steel sheets is as a work surface on kitchen units and even the tops of fridges and washing machines. They will certainly become a talking point for any guest, and will ensure that many more gravitate towards the kitchen.

Uses for stainless steel sheeting

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-27-2012

There are many uses for stainless steel sheeting, both in the home and for the business. The metal is extremely flexible in its uses, and is both attractive and functional. The most common use within the home is around the sink or cooker area as a backsplash, but it can also be used for car and truck parts, as kickplates for doors or even to protect corners on walls and stairs.

Picking the right stainless steel sheeting

Buying stainless steel sheeting is easy, as there are many suppliers who are able to supply custom sizes to those who need it. There are all different types of metal on offer, from galvanized steel to stainless steel, and this can be cut to size to fit any project. Most companies will offer custom cutting of the sheets within the price, and can offer advice on what to buy and how to use it correctly.

How to locate stainless steel sheets for sale

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-24-2012

Finding stainless steel sheets for sale is not as difficult as it once was. There are many stores that offer sheets, both in specific sizes and custom sizes, and the prices are competitive meaning that customers will get a good deal if they shop around. With most online stores offering excellent customer service, those who aren’t sure what type of steel they need for their next project have plenty of help on hand, and many stores have employees with plenty of years’ experience in the construction industry so they can be trusted.

Stores offer more than just stainless steel sheets for sale

Most of these stores offer more than just stainless steel sheets for sale. Companies that use state of the art machinery may also offer other services, such as sheet cutting for bespoke shapes and sizes, metal punching, pipe manufacture and welding. Many stores are a one stop shop for all stainless steel needs.

From the stainless steel fabricators to the home

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-23-2012

Stainless steel fabricators work hard to make sure that they can produce the finest pieces of metal that will look good in any home. The sheets produced can be used to plate appliances in the kitchen, work surfaces and even outdoor structures, and give a brilliant, easy to clean surface. Another popular use for the metal is on barbeque grills and even cars.

Getting custom sizes with stainless steel fabricators

Getting the metal cut to the right size can be a hassle, so it is worth ordering it from stainless steel fabricators who can do it on site. With advancements in technology, this is becoming easier and cheaper all the time, and many of the reputable stainless steel manufacturers offer custom sizes to those ordering above a certain quantity of the metal. Prices are very competitive within the industry, meaning that quality of service does not have to be sacrificed in order to get the lowest price.

Buying from stainless steel distributors

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-22-2012

Finding the right stainless steel distributors for the job is all about looking at the quality of metal provided. Some distributors may cut costs in their production of stainless steel sheets and this might mean a less than perfect quality in the final product. Others will package the sheets incorrectly meaning that they sustain damage during shipment that make them unusable. None of these scenarios are desirable for those looking to use the sheets for their aesthetic qualities.

Good qualities in stainless steel distributors

Qualities to look for in a distributor include their ability to offer a high quality product at a competitive price and their experience in the business. Some of the best stainless steel distributors will have been in business for a long time and will know the industry inside out. Most decent suppliers will have a general support line in which they can offer valuable advice on shopping for the right materials from the right place.

Where to buy stainless steel

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-21-2012

The important thing to remember when buying stainless steel is that it needs to be well packaged and covered so that there are no imperfections to the finish of the metal. Most stainless steel will be used to cover walls and units, and will be the first thing people see when they walk into the room. If there are any marks or scratches on the metal, this will be amplified when it is mounted. It is always important to buy stainless steel from somewhere that will take care in dispatching it.

Buy stainless steel from a reputable manufacturer

Only when buying stainless steel from a reputable manufacturer can a person be sure that they will receive top quality steel sheets which live up to their expectations. Those looking to get superb quality metal should buy stainless steel from a company that has been in business for many years, with plenty of experience in the metal industry.

Using a stainless steel backsplash to protect the kitchen walls

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-20-2012

Cooking can be messy, with grease and food items staining work surfaces and threatening the clean aesthetics of the room. The most effective way to combat the problems caused by this is to use a stainless steel backsplash. This serves as a guard between the cooking surface and the wall behind the backsplash, and can also add another dimension to the appearance of the kitchen.

Installing a stainless steel backsplash

Installing a stainless steel backsplash is easy. It can be affixed to the wall using adhesive, mounted with nails or in a variety of other ways depending on the look that is desired. Because the sheet will also serve as an attractive feature in the kitchen, most will ship with a protective film on them which will prevent any scratches from marring the look of the sheet before it is in place. The finish on the stainless steel has the wow factor, which will make the kitchen stand out.

Uses for stainless steel sheets

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-17-2012

Stainless steel sheets are used in all kinds of areas, such as decorating the home, and using in the workplace to create resistant worktops. Some steel plates are also used for personal projects or for covering old, used surfaces and walls. Not only does stainless steel have a brilliant finish, but it also provides a durable surface to work on.

Different types of stainless steel sheets

The main difference in stainless steel sheets is the thickness and finish. Thicker sheets are often used in protective environments. They can be used as door kick plates, workplace surfacing and even on the grills of trucks. Thinner sheets have more flexibility so they can be cut and molded into kitchen surfaces and cooking sheets. Choosing the right finish is about picking the look that is needed, whether this is in a mirrored sheet or a brushed finish. Selecting a good finish is important as this will set the look of the wall or unit that the stainless steel is being mounted on.

Uses for stainless steel sheet metal

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-16-2012

Stainless steel has many uses, from building materials to making hardy utensils and kitchen fittings. One of the reasons it is so popular is due to its strength, appearance and durability when wet. Unlike wood and certain other materials, stainless steel sheet metal does not easily oxidize, meaning that it will not warp or rust. It is also flexible enough to be molded into different shapes.

Stainless steel sheet metal in the kitchen

Stainless steel is a long lasting material, so it can be used in the kitchen and trusted for many years. This makes it an excellent material for backsplashes, grills and work surfaces, and it can be wiped clean time and time again. As well as its physical uses, stainless steel sheet metal looks great when installed in the home as it has a sleek finish and creates a modern look within any room.