Think about your last kitchen or bathroom renovation project. Did Stainless Steel ever come to mind? Why not? Many people are quick to judge Stainless Steel as “too industrial” or “cold”, but I feel as though these people are misinformed and unaware of the benefits this material has to offer.
For those of you who yearn for cleanliness, Stainless Steel is non-porous. What does this mean? It means it’s easy to clean and incredibly sanitary. Sure, you can leave streaks on a metal surface... if you use the wrong cleaning product. But doesn’t this apply to mirrors and windows as well?
Stainless Steel is used by medical professionals. Why? Because of how sanitary and easy to clean it is. Tools, cabinets, work tables, sinks, carts, and more are all made using Stainless Steel. But maybe now I’m giving the impression of an “industrial” material again. But wait! I’m not finished yet.
Stainless Steel is flexible... in other words, your new countertop can be shaped to fit in almost any space. Stainless Steel can be formed and pieces can be welded together and polished to create a seamless design. No seams = easy to clean (write that down). And if paired with the right design elements, such as paint and colour schemes, you can turn this “cold” material warm again.
How does Stainless Steel sound now? Sanitary, flexible, functional, AND trendy? Could it be that a material can be so versatile? But wait! I’m not done...
Stainless Steel is 100% recyclable. Yes, Stainless Steel is a GREEN material! Even your finished product can be sold (yes, SOLD) to a scrap dealer who will take it to be melted down and re-manufactured into the same sheet of metal your new countertop was made from. These mills also adhere to several environmental regulations, including air and water filtration procedures. The best part is, unlike other recycled materials, recycled Stainless Steel maintains consistent quality.
Let’s recap... Stainless Steel is sanitary, flexible, functional, recyclable, and trendy. Have I changed your mind? Don’t forget about Stainless Steel for your countertop, sink, cabinets and shelves, backsplash, laundry sink, or even your railing next time you renovate your home. The applications are endless.
Visit us online at www.ridalco.com for more Stainless Steel ideas. While you're there, check out our new online store for small, off the shelf stainless steel items, including smartphone stands and portable food prep stations.
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