Architecture Stainless Steel

Stainlessinox decorative finishes - an architectural delight


Stainlessinox stainless steel finishes are a treat for architects, interior designers and engineers around the world. They are a sustainable alternative to wood, fabric or marble. Our wide range of finishes enhance the aesthetics of architectural interiors or exteriors unimaginably.



FINISHES AND COLORING

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  • Titanium-coating (PVD System): We offer the widest color palette worldwide, obtained by physical metal vapor deposition: the color results bright, solid and extremely resistant.
  • Etched: The chemical etching process transfers any design on the sheet’s surface; this will look opaque and slightly rough, creating a nice contrast with the non-etched areas 
  • Vibration: The surface finish of the sheets is obtained through a non-directional brushing which gives a matt effect.
  • Brushed: The finish is obtained by unidirectional brushing; the brushed effect could be more or less accentuated depending on the used grain.
  • Super Mirror: Super Mirror finish is a non-directional polishing that makes the steel sheet surface highly reflective.
  • Bead Blasted: Bead Blasting finish is produced by the impact of glass microspheres onto the steel surface; the result is a uniform surface with low reflectivity.
  • Hairline: Hairline finish is obtained by directional, gentle and sophisticated brushing.
  • Embossed: The patterned sheet is obtained by printing or lamination, done with one or double rollers to have one face or double faced patterned sheets.
  • Brush (Heavy Thickness): Brush finish is obtained by a soft brushing with light brushed effect.

Stainless Steel Selection 

 

304L vs. #316L Stainless Steel

 

For a material to be considered stainless steel, at least 10.5% of the make-up must be chromium. Additional alloys typically include nickel, titanium, aluminum, copper, nitrogen, phosphorous, selenium and molybdenum. The key difference between the 304L and the 316 is the addition of molybdenum in the #316L. It is the molybdenum that enhances corrosion resistance in environments rich in salt air and chloride – giving 316L the moniker of “marine grade” stainless steel.

 

 

304L Stainless Steel:


304L stainless steel is made up of low carbon and chromium-nickel content which makes it extremely versatile and widely used out of all the stainless steel options.

The 304L option has proven to be resistant to corrosion and oxidation and offers a variety of appearances and finishes. 304L is commonly used for the interior applications.

#316L Stainless Steel

 

#316L stainless steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless and heat-resisting steel with remarkable resistance to corrosion in comparison to other steels when exposed to the outdoor elements like sea water. As #316L contains molybdenum, it has a higher resistance to chemical attack than type 304L. The #316L option is easy to clean, weld and is highly durable. #316L tends to cost a little more. However, you could end up saving in the long run if the stainless steel is going to be used for the outdoors.

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Why PVD is preferred coating

 

  • PVD coating is harder and more corrosion resistant than coating applied by electroplating process.
  • PVD coatings do not discolor or tarnish, and have reasonably high corrosion resistance and do not suffer under UV radiation so easy.
  • More environmentally friendly than traditional coating processes such as electroplating or painting.
  • PVD coatings have excellent wear and abrasion resistance and it’s durable.
  • Can be color-matched to other finishes and materials
  • Can be specified in a wide spectrum of colors
  • Mimics more expensive materials such as bronze, brass and gold providing a cost-effective, easy-maintenance alternative
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