Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource firstly outlines mill and mechanically polished (brushed) stainless steel finishes to EN 10088 Part 2. Patterned finishes, widely used in architectural applications and useful for reducing distortion, are also described. Bead blasted, electroplolished and coloured finishes are also covered. Surface roughness values are shown for mill and polished surfaces. The care required during the fabrication and installation of stainless steel parts and the maintenance methods are discussed. Finally case studies demonstrating good grade and finish selection are described.