Why Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is hygienic, easy to clean, durable and the first choice of the professionals’. Whether traditional or contemporary, Stainless Steel will feel at home. And is without doubt the best all-round material for kitchens and bathrooms.

Beware of imitations! Not everything shiny is Stainless Steel. Technically Stainless Steel is the name given to steel containing a minimum of 11% chromium. Most Stainless Steel also contains nickel to further increase corrosion resistance. The Stainless Steel used by Metal Tiles Ltd contains 18% chromium and 8% Nickel, giving a far better corrosion resistance that won’t rust, tarnish or discolour.

To tell the difference between Real Stainless Steel and imitation is not always strait forward. Look out for obverse wording, like metallic often not even metal. Stainless Steel Effect and Stainless Steel Finish, both inferring they are merely a finish applied to the surface and are Not Real Stainless Steel. A good tip when shopping for Stainless Steel is to carry a small magnet. Stainless Steel is less magnetic than ordinary steels. Higher grades of Stainless Steel have very little or no magnetism. Do remember! Not all metals are magnetic and aluminium is often confused with Stainless Steel but is not as hard wearing or as corrosion resistance.

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