Stainless steel is a somewhat recent addition to radiator manufacture and it's application caught on in popularity primarily as kitchen radiators, although with this material being used so frequently around the home a stainless steel radiator can compliment many living spaces. Due to it's stunning finish and easy clean properties, stainless steel radiators have proven to be a firm contender in modern radiator styling.
Generally these radiators are much more expensive than Steel or Aluminium radiators. They can be available in a polished or brushed finish and match modern interiors.
Stainless steel does not stain, corrode or rust as easily as ordinary steel (it "stains less"), but it is not stain-proof. Stainless Steel conducts heat 15% better than chrome plated mild steel. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. In fact, an average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material, 25% originating from end-of-life products and 35% coming from manufacturing processes. There are over 150 grades of stainless steel, of which fifteen are most common.
Stainless Steel designer radiators come in many designs.
Stainless steel as we know it today has been in existence for around 100 years although the exact person to be credited with ‘inventing’ stainless steel is the subject of much debate. Without delving too deep into this argument, much credit has to go to Monnartz and Borschers; two Germans who made the link between increased chromium content and higher resistance to corrosion.
What Makes Stainless Steel?
It is this resistance to corrosion that has made stainless steel a very popular material for use in the manufacturing of radiators. To qualify as ‘stainless steel’, this iron-based metal need to contain a minimum of 10.5% chromium, although many grades of stainless steel contain significantly more than this. The chromium forms a thin protective layer that stops oxygen reacting with the steel to cause rust. When combined with other metals like nickel, the steel becomes even more corrosion resistant. Contrary to popular belief however, stainless steel is not completely corrosion-proof, but it’s resistance levels are far higher than other metals and it will only corrode in very extreme circumstances.
Stainless Steel Popular For Radiators
The most popular type of stainless steel used to manufacture radiators is known as 304 (or 18/8) type steel. This contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel, making it highly resistant to corrosion. The stainless steel radiators on our site are made with 304 grade steel, making them incredibly durable – an important feature to note when buying a radiator for your home.
In addition to its anti-corrosive properties, radiators are often made out of stainless steel because of its ease to weld and the fact that it’s 100% recyclable. It is estimated that approximately 65% of all new stainless steel products are made with recycled steel, which makes it a very eco-friendly metal for use in the home. It is also very tolerant of both extremely low and incredibly high temperatures, making it perfect for use in the manufacturing of radiators.
Low Maintenance Radiators
A fantastic feature of stainless steel is that it actually responds really well to frequent cleaning, a fact not lost on builders of hospitals and laboratories, who favour stainless steel precisely because of this reason. It is not a metal that will decay or break down if cleaned on a regular basis, rather it actually increases its resistance to corrosion. Warm water, a mild detergent and a sponge will be enough to keep your stainless steel radiator shiny and clean, resulting in a radiator that will look new for years to come.
So if you are in the market for a new radiator for your home, then you can be comfortable in the knowledge that stainless steel provides you with a durable, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-maintain option. Jas Boutique Radiators has an excellent range of stainless steel radiators at great prices and with next day delivery.
Stainless steel radiator pro's
Stainless Steel is one of the most expensive grade stainless material available in the market due to high content of chrome and nickel in the content. Here are the advantages of the stainless steel radiators
no risk of corrosion
high level of visual effect and quality of the material
high level of durability and strength of material
no risk of peeling, flaking, discoloration or other surface quality problems
welded joints are as strong as the main body, due to the TIG welding technology and testing and screening.
it is not just the strength of the welding joints, it is also the visual quality of the joints.
easy to maintain, any minor scratches, dirt, prints, marks of usage that effects the appearance of the product can be eliminated using the correct products. You can bring back the original surface quality of the product (only brushed matt models) by using these. In short you will have a guaranteed 20 years of good looking, leak free radiator.
touching and feeling the stainless steel product gives you positive energy – makes you feel good.
you can use with any heating systems, closed circuit or open heating systems
it is always fashionable and contemporary.