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Why Choose Stainless Steel Backsplash

 :: Posted by MelW on 04-24-2014

Stainless steel backsplashes are becoming increasingly popular. Because of the material’s durability, flexibility, and design variability, it is a great choice for kitchen surfaces, including countertops, refrigerators, stovetops, and backsplashes. It is even used for cups and plates.

Here are a few reasons why it is the perfect material to choose for your backsplash:

  • Whether you choose stainless steel tiles or stainless steel sheet metal to create your backsplash, it will have the same ultra-modern, chic look. Stainless makes your kitchen look modern, clean, and new. Tiles and sheets are available in traditional shiny or matte, giving you options for your final look.
  • Since stainless steel is corrosion resistant, no amount of hot oil, spilled sauce, steam, or other food items and moisture will harm it. You can simply wipe it down with a cloth or a simple cleaner, and your backsplash is sparkling like new. It won’t rust, lose its color, or shine or corrode in any way, no matter how long you keep it up in your kitchen. This makes it the perfect durable option for a high use area like the back of your stove.
  • Stainless is also fire and heat resistant, making it ideal for placing behind your stove. Even if a stovetop fire should occur, the steel will protect your wall and will not be harmed itself.

Stainless steel is cheaper and much more commonly available than many other materials, meaning you can select the backsplash of your dreams without having to break the bank.

Protecting Yourself from Shoddy Stainless Steel BBQ Grills and Cookware

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-20-2014

You might not realize it when you go to buy items like stainless steel BBQ grills or stainless steel cookware, but it can be risky to trust a label that advertises their product as stainless steel. The reason is because some companies exaggerate the quality of the stainless steel in their products. Remember that you want high quality stainless steel for everything, from stainless steel grills to pans, because great stainless steel sheet metal offers strong corrosion resistance and it’s easy to clean.

How can you determine whether a particular stainless steel item is worth the money? If you’ve already bought it and have it at home, there are some tests you can try to see if the stainless steel is up to the quality that was promised. One is called the vinegar test, used for pans. You pour a few tablespoons of white wine vinegar into the pan. After a couple minutes, taste the vinegar you poured in the pan. If it tastes metallic, the stainless steel is not very good quality. If it tastes like vinegar, then you’ve got a pan made from quality stainless steel sheet. If you’re not sure, compare the taste of the vinegar from the pan, to the vinegar from the bottle.

Of course, this test doesn’t necessarily apply to every stainless steel product you want to buy, and it’s hard to use in the store. That’s why your best bet is to do some thorough research before you buy any stainless steel product. Find customer feedback and reviews, look up the history of the brand, and get a sense of the company’s reputation. This ensures you can find great stainless steel products.

Tips for Installing a Stainless Steel Backsplash

 :: Posted by MelW on 12-05-2013

Stainless steel kitchen appliances have exploded in popularity, over the past few decades, and now it’s one of the most often chosen materials out there. People love it because it’s durable, it stays clean, it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, and, of course, it often looks really nice. Whether you get your stainless steel backsplash as-is, or you intend to make it yourself from a stainless steel backsplash panel, the process of installing it isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are some tips for getting it done right.

First, you’re going to turn off every breaker that supplies electricity to the switches and outlets in the kitchen, but with special attention paid to the switches and outlets near the backsplash area. If there’s an existing backsplash, you’ll have to remove it. Either way, when the wall is visible, give it a good clean. This ensures that there’s no dust or dirt to interfere with the stainless backsplash installation.

After that dries, it’s time to install the backsplash. You typically do this by following the instructions provided on your adhesive of choice, such as mounting tape or silicone. You’ll tilt the sheet toward the wall until the entire piece is against it, perfectly aligned. Tape it in place temporarily, and then push on it with both hands to ensure the adhesive is working evenly on the new backsplash. You can remove any temporary mounting or adhesives and enjoy your new beautiful, easy to maintain stainless steel backsplash.

The Pros and Cons of a Stainless Steel Backsplash

 :: Posted by MelW on 10-17-2013

The Pros and Cons of a Stainless Steel Backsplash

What do you think of when you hear the word backsplash? Maybe you picture an elaborate ceramic tile pattern, a mirror, or perhaps just a painted surface. However, one option that many overlook is the stainless steel backsplash, which has a lot of benefits to offer the savvy homeowner. Perhaps the most compelling perk of a stainless steel backsplash is the fact that it doesn’t wear or stain easily. Any kitchen surface or appliance benefits from being durable and resistant to elements like water and dirt, but it’s particularly crucial for the backsplash, as that’s where you prepare everything from messy pasta to sizzling bacon.

In general, stainless steel kitchen appliances are preferable, because they look great, without the maintenance requirements of other surfaces. However, stainless steel is still subjective as an aesthetic look, so you have to make sure it’s right for your kitchen. It can also be pricier than alternative options, but you tend to get what you pay for, so the real question is whether you feel the distinct benefits of a stainless steel backsplash outweigh the costs. Ultimately, the stainless backsplash benefits from attributes like being heat-resistant, easy to clean and maintain, and long-lasting, which makes it a great choice for just about any kitchen.

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect for the Kitchen

 :: Posted by MelW on 10-01-2013

For a number of years now, stainless steel has been the go-to choice for kitchen appliances, as well as kitchen counters, backsplashes, and more. Believe it or not, this is more than just a passing trend. Even if stainless steel becomes passé tomorrow, it will still be used in countless homes, because it’s a great material for the kitchen. One of the main reasons for this can be found in the name of “stainless” steel. The fact that you can simply wipe off things like wine, pizza sauce, or melted chocolate from your stainless steel backsplash or counter, and never have to worry about a stain, is a huge boon. Similarly, many people enjoy the professional look of stainless steel kitchen appliances.

Of course, there are other benefits that go beyond aesthetic appeal. Kitchens can be messy, but a stainless steel kitchen can be cleaned up quickly and easily. You don’t have to work hard to clean up after a big kitchen project, which saves you time and gives you the freedom to prepare food and drink without worrying so much about cleanup. Along the same lines, you don’t have to take a lot of time trying to maintain stainless steel. Consider granite countertops and the recommendation that you regularly seal them so that they don’t degrade. For stainless steel, you might occasionally clean and polish them, but they possess a great longevity that isn’t dependent on frequent maintenance. These are some of the biggest reasons why it’s worth looking into stainless steel for your kitchen.

Why Choose a Stainless Steel Backsplash?

 :: Posted by MelW on 09-03-2013

Why Choose a Stainless Steel Backsplash?

In the kitchens of most homes, there’s usually a bit of space behind the sink, oven, or stove. This area is used for the backsplash, which is an additional surface that protects your kitchen’s wall from the effects of water, steam, dirt, and other elements. Its primary purpose is to keep your wall from suffering structural damage, but it also has a decorative purpose. Many people enjoy the look of an attractive backsplash, as it breaks up the monotony of a wall and can reflect their personal tastes. A multi-colored tile backsplash mimics a sort of tapestry style, and does a good job of protecting the structure, but it’s an expensive way to go. There’s an alternative, which is the stainless steel backsplash.

One reason stainless steel is a good choice is that, despite being more affordable, it still gives you the same opportunities for customization. You can choose different textures, styles, and colors for your stainless backsplash, giving your kitchen a sleek modern look that makes a bold statement. It’s also a great way to cut down on the amount of kitchen work you have to do, because cleaning stainless steel has always been easier than trying to clean other surfaces. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about stains on your stainless steel, which is a nice perk. Whether you want a cost-effective material, an item that’s easier to maintain, or you just appreciate the look of stainless steel, the stainless steel backsplash is a solid choice for your kitchen.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Hoods

 :: Posted by MelW on 08-29-2013

A stainless steel kitchen hood is a must-have for any kitchen. Functional and beautiful, stainless steel hoods are great as a decorative element. Today, modern stainless steel kitchen appliances take up less space and are often sold in combination with another appliance, such as a microwave hood combo. In addition to the design, the materials used to make kitchen hoods are important, as well. This particular type of steel has become popular because of the inherited tributes of the material used to make it, along with its polished finish and clean, modern look. Used to design many contemporary kitchens, stainless steel hoods are valued for their simplicity and minimalism, and are advantageous when used with other types of decor.

Stainless steel hoods give your kitchen a subtle, industrial appearance, especially when paired with other similar-styled elements, like stainless steel  appliances. This gives the space an overall cohesive look.

Shop Starland Metals for the best deals on stainless steel backsplash sheets, stainless steel backsplash tiles, and other metal products, to complete your kitchen design.

A Word About Stainless Steel Mosaic Tiles

 :: Posted by MelW on 08-06-2013

From previous posts we’ve learned that stainless steel mosaics can be fabricated to create different patterns and designs. We also know that mosaics as a stainless steel backsplash tile give your kitchen a very contemporary look and feel, and come highly recommended by professional interior designers. Stainless steel is also very durable material: it outlasts many other common materials used to decorate the home.

Maintenance of mosaics as a stainless steel tile backsplash requires some know-how in order to get the most out of your tiles. Stainless steel emits heat and cold well, so if you live in a very hot or very cold region, the stainless steel mosaic tiles act as a conductor of energy, becoming either very hot or very cold to the touch. Stainless steel mosaics should be installed on flat wall surfaces, as uneven surfaces can cause dents and scratches. Mosaic tiles are made for walls only, not floors. Try to avoid getting any acidic foods, such as tomato juice, lemon juice, soybeans, or baking soda, on your tiles, because they do leave marks on the steel, thereby staining it. Stainless steel mosaics are the perfect way to enhance the beauty of your stainless steel kitchen.

Starland Metals has been in the business of top-quality metal manufacturing and parts fabrication for many years.

Removing Scratches From Your Stainless Steel

 :: Posted by MelW on 07-09-2013

Many modern homes today include at least one or two stainless steel appliances. Stainless steel is a popular material — from the stainless steel kitchen sink and oven, to the stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher: it’s simply stunning. It’s an alloy with a mixture of specific materials. Stainless steel scrap is melted and blended with metals such as chromium or nickel, heated, pressurized and treated to give it the defining characteristics that make it stainless steel. Manufacturers use it for things like silverware and large industrial projects. It doesn’t rust easily and is heat-resistant and completely soluble. While it has some great properties, be careful not to scratch the metal. There are products you can use to wash your stainless steel backsplash or appliances. Its surface can be wiped down with plain water, a vinegar and water blend, or a special cleanser to keep the metal’s luster.

What happens when your appliance’s supple sheen gets a scratch? Depending upon the grade of steel and finish, cleansers like Comet and Revere Stainless Steel and Copper Cleaner are non-abrasive and gently buff steel. For deeper scratches, sanding with wet sandpaper is useful. Check with the manufacturer to see which kind works best in your steel. For heavily scratched surfaces, try a scratch removal kit like Scratch-B-Gone. To get the best results in removing your scratches, remember to rub or buff the scratch with the grain of the metal.

Starland Metals have been in the business of top-quality metal manufacturing and parts fabrication since 1988.

Give the Gift of Stainless Steel Backsplash

 :: Posted by MelW on 02-07-2013

The best gifts are the ones that add value to someone’s life. Stainless steel backsplash can help add value to a friend or family member’s life because it will help improve their home’s appearance. There is something about having stainless steel in a home that helps modernize a home. The best thing about stainless steel backsplash is that it goes with just about every home’s style.

Custom Cut Your Stainless Steel Backsplash Order

If you need to make a custom cut stainless steel backsplash order then get into contact with us at your earliest convenience. We are going to need to know the specifications to make a custom cut, and we would like to address any concerns you might have regarding your order. Note that if are unfamiliar with placing a stainless steel backsplash custom cut order we will guide you through the process. Our goal is to ensure our customers are fully satisfied with all purchases they make, which is why we do not mind taking a little extra time to cater towards specific needs.