Stainless steel is a material that has been used in interior designs for decades. Architects and Interior Designers are using more Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) as a design element.
Interior Design Applications for Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is most commonly found in commercial kitchens, sterile medical facilities, and transportation hubs. It has also found its way into retail, hospitality, and residential interior designs.
Stainless is an extremely flexible material in terms of design options. In addition to the customization and fusing of components, stainless surfaces can be highly polished. So we can get either an elegantly reflective finish or brush the steel for a soft satin finish. Our standard blasted and pickled finish is also a favorite of designers. There are many ways to incorporate stainless steel sections and shapes into you interior design project. Here are some common applications.
Handrails and guard rails
Elevator interior rails
Interior glass partition framing
Floating stair components, including structural support beams & stringers
Tables and seating
Reflective wall and ceiling surfaces
Exposed structural framing elements
Advantages of Using Stainless Steel
– Durable and Hygienic
Stainless steel has a natural coating that prevents oxidation. Therefore, the material is non-corrosive. Nonetheless, stainless is easy to clean and does not succumb to damage from exposure to water, or chemical cleaning agents. Because it is so easy to clean, and it does not absorb bacteria, experts consider stainless a very hygienic material.
Using stainless steel components in your interiors means that you are being environmentally responsible. This is because steel is a nearly a hundred percent recyclable material. So much of the stainless you use may be repurposed. We are also able to recycle the waste produced in the manufacturing processes of our shapes and sections.
Stainless steel is by nature exceptionally high in strength. Furthermore, it is also a highly ductile material. For interiors designers, these two properties mean your spaces can be more open and free of too many structural columns. Stainless steel structural components can also withstand large loads and span long distances without cracking. Nonetheless, they are able to handle tensile stresses better than other framing materials. This is also a good quality for things like handrails and benches that will be subjected to different live loads at varying locations.
Our Company for your Interior Designs
Stainless Structurals provides standard and custom solutions for any component profile needed for a particular interior design or architectural project. We have several technologies for producing our stainless structural elements. So we can accommodate a wide selection of applications. Some of these include:
Laser Fused Sections
Hot Rolled Sections
Cold Drawn Shapes
Cold Rolled Shapes
Please contact us today for more information about our capabilities and our worldwide services.