There are many elements to an architects’ toolbox. From stone to perspex and everything in between, there is a plethora of media through which an architect can express his or her vision.
Perhaps one of the lesser known materials is stainless steel grating. While its origins may be in plumbing and drainage, its functional and aesthetic appeal extends well beyond this.
Why Stainless Steel Grating for Architectural Projects?
Stainless steel grates have many properties that are desirable for architectural projects,
Stainless steel grates are, obviously, constructed of stainless steel. Beyond the corrosion resistant nature that stainless steel is known for, it is additionally:
- Resistant to temperature extremes (high and low)
- Aesthetically appealing
- Hygienic and easy to clean
Stainless steel architectural grates enjoy all of these benefits of stainless steel, plus a few of their own. Namely, stainless steel architectural grates allow the flow of water, debris, as well as light and sound, all qualities that may be desirable in certain applications.
At Auswave Products, our heelguard wedgewire architectural grates are constructed in Australia from 304 or 316 grade stainless steel. They are chemical resistant and enjoy an excellent strength to weight ratio, making them suitable for some structural applications. Beyond our choice of premium materials, we pride ourselves on superior design and construction, to deliver a product that won’t warp, wear, or worst of all, fail, over time. All in all, our heelguard architectural grates can help ensure that your portfolio piece looks better for longer!
Stainless steel architectural grates are an attractive material. They are clean and sleek, meeting both the industrial and the chic. Furthermore, if you think it is all about straight lines, then you’d be wrong– curves can be accommodated with our custom fabrication.
Applications of Architectural Grates
Thanks to all of these properties that stainless steel grates deliver, they are the ideal material for indoor, outdoor and wet areas.
Here are just some of the ways our heelguard grates are used in architectural context:
- Entry mats
- Floor grates
- Grate lights
- Drip tray and grates
- Street furniture
- Threshold grates
- Walk bridges
- Water features
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If you are interested in discussing your project and finding out further how you can utilise our stainless steel architectural grates, do not hesitate to contact our helpful staff who are well versed in dealing in architectural projects.