STAINLESS STEEL RAILINGS
STAINLESS STEEL RAILINGS FROM GRECO
GRECO Stainless Steel Railings offer an affordable, durable, versatile and contemporary or traditional look for both commercial or residential projects. GRECO can offer standard stainless steel components and railing systems or custom designs to create a unique and one-of-a-kind railing solution.
Stainless steel can be fabricated with a range of finishes, stainless steel can be brushed, polished, powder-coated, and plated easily. It resists corrosion very well and has the capability to maintain its luster for a long time, and maintenance requirements are low.
Stainless steel (like steel) is stronger and more durable than other metals and therefore allows for leaner designs to be employed in railings. The major advantage of stainless steel over steel is that it is more resistant to corrosion.
STAINLESS STEEL RAILINGS BY GRECO
Stainless Steel Features & Benefits
• Stronger than aluminum
• Extremely durable with high fatigue performance
• Corrosion resistant
• 100% recyclable
• Easy maintenance
• Design diversity with multiple railing designs
• Contemporary look
Stainless Steel Finishes
GRECO offers the right finish for the project. The process to finish stainless steel is typically a Mill finish, a Polished finish, or some other type of Special finishing process. Mill finishes are produced by passing the stainless steel through a roll or die. They are often the least expensive option and range from dull to mirror-like.
Polished finishes are produced by mechanically abrading the surface of the stainless steel with a series of abrasives. The grit size used depends on how rough the initial surface finish of the stainless steel being polished is. This process creates surface finishes that range from dull to satin, to highly polished.
Architects and owners can work with GRECO’s design team to specify the right finish for the project, insuring the perfect look and performance.
#6 Polish – Fine Brush Finish
3 MOST COMMON STAINLESS STEEL FINISHES
1. #4 Polish Brush Finish
2. #6 Polish Fine Brush Finish
3. #8 Polish Mirror Finish
Stainless Steel Grades
All stainless steel is not created equal. It’s important to understand the type of stainless steel grades that are available and what type should be specified based on the application. GRECO will work with your design team to determine the best stainless steel grade for the application and location.
Stainless steel comes in five distinct families of alloys, each of which offers particular benefits. The different grades are generally categorized based on their alloying elements, which is what determines the chemical structure and mechanical properties.
The austenitic alloy family is the 300 series and is the most common alloy found in architectural products and applications and they account for more than 70% of all stainless-steel production. The most common alloys or stainless steel grades are 301, a lower alloy grade that offers high strength and ductility, 304, a general-purpose grade, and the most common stainless steel on the market and 316, which has superior corrosion resistance and is thus found in many marine applications.
There are two other Stainless Steel grades that are outside of the austenitic family and used in architectural applications. 430 is The most common alloy outside of the austenitic family and is part of the Ferritic alloy family and is primarily found in interior architectural applications.
2205 Combines many of the beneficial properties of both ferritic and austenitic steels, 2205 is the most widely used duplex stainless steel grade. Its high chromium and molybdenum content give the stainless steel excellent corrosion resistance. And is a great choice when there may be a potential issue of Tea Staining which we will discuss shortly.