Stainless steel is one of the most versatile materials we have. It is fire and heat resistant, corrosion resistant, durable, high-impact resistant, and has long-term value. And it seems to reinforce basically any outdoor structure that is being built to last. But don’t underestimate this material; it’s also prevalent in indoor appliances.
One of the most common uses of stainless steel is in wall cladding as an extra measure of protection against the elements in residences and professional buildings. It is also used in swimming pool accessories, like diving boards and starting platforms, because of its corrosion resistance. Perhaps the most innovative use of stainless steel is in cable ties, which serve as multi-purpose fixer-uppers in all climes.
Crowns in dentistry are generally also stainless steel. It is one of the most hygienic materials, due to its durable nature and resistance to rust. This type of steel is also most common in automobile engines and parts, because it requires nearly no maintenance.
Stainless steel is really common in some of our nation’s most famous landmarks. The Chrysler building, Petronas Twin Towers, and Jin Mao Gateway Arch are all constructed of stainless steel. Many public features, outdoor and indoor, utilize this steel in some way because of its lasting power and fire resistance. Hospital beds, benches, movable chairs, bed-side tables, furniture in restaurants and offices, and railings are often made of stainless steel.
And it’s all over your kitchen. Everything from coffee makers to forks to sinks and washing machines are generally made of stainless steel because it lasts, is super sanitary, and is easy to clean.
Florida Pipe & Steel is keeping up on all of the latest innovations that steel makes possible. Call today and let us know if we missed anything!