Stainless steel is one of the best materials to use in landscape architecture. Designers are choosing this over other ferrous metals, aluminum, copper, and bronze for practical and aesthetic reasons.
Benefits of Using Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is extremely versatile for exterior uses. It is also lightweight and easy to transport. Furthermore, the metal offers a unique combination of aesthetic and mechanical benefits.
The material is available in a wide variety of standard and special shapes. Some of these include:
stainless steel tees
stainless steel angles and flat bars
stainless steel I channels and beams
hollow rectangular sections
These can be either rolled or laser fused profiles to produce an accurate finished product with clean lines and square edges. Our special profiles are available in finishes such as brushed, highly polished, or coated to accommodate any designer’s unique vision.
Does not Corrode or Rust
Stainless steel is the product of choice because it will not rust or develop a patina. The alloy in our special shapes and special profiles contains a natural coating that prevents oxidation. This metal does not succumb to the effects of damage due to exposure to pollutants, water, heat, or most chemicals. In fact, it will last a very long time when exposed to the elements.
Strong and Durable
Furthermore, it is a very high strength material, making it perfect for use in landscape structures, such as framing for shade. It is also very ductile. The material behaves well when exposed to tensile stresses, allowing for longer open spans.
Steel is one of the most recycled material in the construction industry. This is such a plus when it comes to sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment. In fact, at Stainless Structurals we repurpose any waste material that is produced in the manufacturing process.
Uses for Stainless Steel in Landscape Architecture
Stainless steel is great because it can be embedded in concrete or the ground without the worry of it pitting or corroding. This is part of the reason designers like working with it for exterior projects. It also maintains its finish properties quite well with little maintenance, other than periodic cleaning or polishing.
There are many uses for exposed stainless steel in landscape design. Some of these include:
hand rails and guard rails
water fountains and other water features
framing for pergolas and awnings
bollard style light fixture housings
patio furniture, such as tables and benches
We provide special profiles and sections for many landscape design solutions. Custom shapes and sizes are also available. Please contact us today for additional information about our products, manufacturing processes, and global services.