Stainless steel’s resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance, and familiar lustre make it an ideal material for many applications.
The two most common grades of stainless steel are:
304 alloy – economical choice for most environments but is not chlorine resistant.
316 alloy- food and marine grade ideal for coastal and poolside applications.
Both 304 and 316 alloys are available in a number of finishes including:
2B – Mill Finish (Cold Rolled) – dull grey and slightly reflective.
No. 4 – Brushed finish – mechanically polished to a directional finish
No. 8 – Mirrored -Mechanically Polished to a bright non-directional finish