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The many sides to stainless steel sheeting

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-28-2012

Metal can look bland from first glance. It is something that is seen every day and is used in a range of applications from home items to automotive parts, appliances and machinery. Although it can look very boring, it has a whole range of uses that can turn it into decorative pieces, stainless steel sheeting for kitchens, worktops and even tools. With a good plan and an excellent fabricator, a person can make a piece of steel into almost anything they want.

Some stainless steel sheeting ideas

Many parts of the home get worn through the years. Walls, doors and floors can show marks as people move through the room and create friction. Using stainless steel sheeting as plates on these spaces can cover up existing damage and protect it from further marks, and for those who are not fond of the plain finish, there are many options for textures and colors that can add some excitement to it.

Finding the right skills in stainless steel fabricators

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-26-2012

Not everyone working in the construction business will have the necessary tools and machines to finish the job on their own. In these cases, it is best to find stainless steel fabricators who can cut the piece into shape for the customer, saving them time and money. These services are common with most distributors, but it is not always something that is offered, so it is something that should be asked about when enquiring at the beginning.

What can stainless steel fabricators help with?

Whether the job requires cutting a backsplash down to size or molding a whole front panel for a motorbike or appliance, there is a service that can help. They can take a design and create it from scratch, using state of the art equipment and extensive fabrication experience. With the right stainless steel fabricators, a person can turn a flat piece of steel into something beautiful.

Stainless steel sheeting in the home

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-22-2012

There are hundreds of different materials in any building, from brick and wood to plastics and glass, but one of the most used materials is stainless steel sheeting. These can be cut and molded to any shape and are often found in the form of kitchen utensils, cooking equipment, appliance parts, lighting and electrical fixtures, entertainment systems and even outside in the garden. When galvanized it does not rust, keeps its shape and looks appealing to the eye at the same time.

The uses for stainless steel sheeting

Stainless steel sheeting is often bought whole from distributors and then cut down to size. When left as a sheet it makes an excellent backsplash for a kitchen or cover for worn-down worktops or appliance fronts. When corrugated it can be used to cover carports or reinforce the roof, and it can even make a great looking garden feature. The possibilities are endless with stainless steel.

The importance of good stainless steel distributors

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-21-2012

For construction workers, knowing where to get high-grade, good quality stainless steel is important. This is a metal that will be used constantly in home constructions, extensions and office buildings, and a cheap metal will not last long under the pressure of daily use. It is important to find stainless steel distributors who take this metal as seriously as the person buying it from them.

Using the internet to find stainless steel distributors

There are many directories featuring information about stainless steel distributors. One of the things that are now possible is searching out other peoples’ recommendations on the internet to get an idea of the quality of the products from any one supplier. This is recommended for anyone who is switching to a new distributor and needs to ensure the best quality before putting the stainless steel in place. It also helps to see which companies have more experience in the business and are known for providing better services.

Replace tiles with stainless steel backsplash sheets

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-20-2012

The kitchen is one of the most used areas in the house and without adequate protection it can soon become messy and hard to clean. Some designers prefer to use tiles to protect a space as these are very cheap, but they soon find that these crack and need re-grouting, making them more expensive to maintain. One of the lowest maintenance materials to use is stainless steel backsplash sheets.

The uses of stainless steel backsplash sheets

Because of the qualities of the metal, stainless steel backsplash sheets are completely water tight. Higher grade sheets are able to resist rust and other imperfections caused by the reaction of water on the surface, and this means that the sheets are also good for using on the sink area and worktops. It is not unusual for this material to also be used in the oven, for the faucets and also on appliances. It is a popular material for making the kitchen cleaner, more organized and easier to maintain.

Rely on stainless steel fabricators to reduce the workload costs

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-19-2012

Unlike wood or plastic, stainless steel metal can be harder to work with. It is a material that can differ greatly in thickness, making it almost impossible to cut with regular handheld tools, and it can be expensive to buy in and maintain the machinery needed to perform this task. The most cost-effective method of getting steel cut down to size is to use stainless steel fabricators each time.

The accuracy of stainless steel fabricators

Stainless steel fabricators have all the equipment needed to get this job right. They have machines capable of position accuracy of +/- 0.004 and repeatability of +/- 0.002 so that customers can be sure that they are getting exactly what they asked for. Customers can even send a sketch with their plans on and know that their stainless steel fabricators are going to be able to make this happen for them.

Choosing quality stainless steel sheets for sale

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-18-2012

It is easy to locate stainless steel sheets for sale online – the hard part is knowing what kind of quality they will be when they turn up. For this reason, people looking to buy high-quality, long lasting steel do their research thoroughly before making a purchase from a new supplier, and know what is important in a distributor that will make the job easier and better value.

What to know when buying stainless steel sheets for sale

The first thing to note is that not all stainless steel will actually be stainless. Poorly treated metals will still rust over time, discolor and eventually need replacing. Avoiding this problem means getting a distributor who uses high-grade metals only. Another thing to understand is that poorly-protected sheet metal will not arrive in pristine condition. Sheets are liable to denting in transit, so any reputable company will include adequate protection to prevent this from happening. When looking for stainless steel sheets for sale, choose a retailer that has many years of experience in the industry, as this will reflect in the quality of the products sold.

Think about buying stainless steel on the internet

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-15-2012

One of the best places to buy stainless steel these days is the internet. With the economy in a fragile state, companies are doing all they can to reduce the cost of their operations and bring in more sales to cover rising prices. One way to do this is to charge more for equipment sold to customers or sell them a cheaper product, but this results in poor customer satisfaction. The other way is to move the business online, where advertising is cheaper and overheads will cost less each month. This is why those shopping online are likely to get the best deal.

How to buy stainless steel online

When looking to buy stainless steel online, the same checks should be in place to get a good product. Reading the ‘About us’ page will often shed light on their experience in the field, and online reviews will also suggest whether this is a good company to buy from.

The elegant side of stainless steel sheet metal

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-14-2012

Stainless steel sheet metal is one of the most commonly used materials in construction, especially in interiors. This is because it can be finished to many different standards to create certain looks that can change the whole ambience of a room. It is a popular metal in high-class establishments such as hotel lobbies, where the room needs to maintain a look of elegance, cleanliness and size. The mirrored finish on a piece of stainless steel can be as reflective as a glass mirror if treated correctly.

Using stainless steel sheet metal in casinos

Another use for this shiny material is in casinos. The reason that stainless steel sheet metal would be used here is for a decorative and functional purpose. Casinos like to maintain a bright, clean and glitzy appearance at all times but also require safe materials that cannot be smashed or cracked. A mirrored piece of steel works perfectly as plating around internal supports or on the walls around the room, and reflects all the lights and patterns that are present.

The brushed finish stainless steel backsplash

 :: Posted by MelW on 06-13-2012

Getting a stainless steel backsplash to look right requires choosing the right finish for the job. As much as stainless steel is a simple material, it also has various ways it can be adapted to meet the design requirements of an area. One popular finish to use on this material is the brushed finish, where the shine of the metal is dulled down to a professional looking sheen. This is a popular choice for people building kitchens and work areas as it has a very efficient and clean look.

Mirror finished stainless steel backsplashes

Another stainless steel backsplash finish is the mirrored finish. This is high in intensity, as it will reflect everything around it. A popular and wise choice for this finish is in an area that needs reflectivity without using fragile glass, such as a school or public restroom. It can also be used in hotels and high-end interiors where shine is being used to add elegance to a room.