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Metal is just metal right? It's tough, often gray and used to make things with. Simple! The reality is not quite that easy. Not all metal is the same, and especially not our steel. Here at sheet metals online we aim to provide the highest quality sheet metal, perfectly machined to your specific needs and requirements.
What makes our steel different from other metals?
The product in question is our type 304 stainless steel, an alloy of iron, chromium (>18%), nickel (>8%) and carbon (<0.08%). Our type 304 steel is of food-grade standard, meaning it is approved for use in commercial kitchens where hygiene and safety is of utmost importance. Our steel also qualifies for applications in the medical industry, such as hospital countertops. You may be familiar with the “18/8” stainless steel alloy as it is often used to make cooking utensils, pots, pans or cutlery.
The grade 304 steel we use is austenitic. This is the technical term that means the metal will not hold or attract a magnet. The benefits of this mean it is a metal that can be safely used in environments with electromagnetism prevalent. Further, the strength and robust nature of our stainless steel give it the longevity you need to be able to rely on. As the name suggests, stainless steel will retain its color over time, meaning the aesthetic you aim for will last. This is thanks to the corrosion resistance that keeps the metal looking good and staying strong.
Cove bases have a special lip bent into the metal. This can aid with drainage or overspill in commercial applications where fluid needs to be controlled. It can also provide a protective function when the sharp edge of flat metal is not appropriate, but instead the folded ‘wing’ tapers away for a softer edge.
The steel comes in a number of finishes: brushes, mirrored or dulled. Each dispatch of metal sheeting comes protected with a plastic film that can be peeled off after installation. This protects the surface from any scratches or marks that may occur in a busy construction environment.
Choose from 16, 20 or 24 gauge stainless steel sheeting, select your dimensions and we do the rest. Order your top-quality stainless steel today at Sheet Metals Online.