Pros and Cons Of Using Stainless Steel


Pros and Cons of Using Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has been incorporated into many residences and commercial buildings in the last few years. Its sleek modern look makes it a fashionable choice for many engineers.

Benefits of Using Stainless Steel

  1. Durability

Stainless steel is incredibly durable. When you have a stainless steel product, you do not have to worry about heat, water or any other types of stains.

Products made from stainless steel are heat and water-resistant and stain retardant. Stainless steel metal comes with a nonporous surface making it impossible for any form of liquid to cause damage to either its surface or its core. Given its physical characteristics, the metal does not rust which is of key interest to users that require a sanitised environment such as hospitals/catering..

  1. Easy to Clean

Any product made from stainless steel, be it a countertop or a handrail will not hold onto any liquid. For instance, a handrail or ramp made from this metal will be easy to clean allowing the client to increase efficiency when maintaining its access solutions.

  1. Stainless Steel Not Only Looks Cool, but It Is Also Cool

Handrails made from stainless will not get heated up during the warm and hot summer months. Even if you were to place a hot substance on the railings, the heat would not be conducted in other areas.

Only the area will be heated which will also cool very quickly once the heat is eliminated. This plays directly into a lot of regulatory issues that public access ways need to adhere to.

Disadvantages of Stainless Steel

  • It Can Be Scratched

Stainless steel has one major flaw in that it can be scratched. It is possible that you are exercising a lot of care when handling it, but very often you will notice a few scratches start to appear as wear and tear takes its toll. These are usually just superficial marks.

It is not possible to avert the development of scratches.

  • If Not Used Properly, It Could Get Dented

Stainless steel material is durable, long lasting and strong from a structural viewpoint. However if a heavy item is placed on it, or an item carelessly placed on the steel with a substantial thrust, you will likely cause a dent.

However this is more likely the case when thinner sheet metal is used for domestic purposes rather than handrails/gates or ramps.