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For information on the types of backings our tiles contain, please visit our Tile Backing Types page.
304 #4 Brushed Finish Stainless Steel

Our stainless steel tiles are manufactured from 304 stainless steel, which contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel.  This type of stainless steel is not magnetic, it withstands rusting (see below), it is resistant to food processing environments (except for possibly high temperature conditions involving high acid and chloride contacts), it resists organic chemicals, dyestuffs and a wide variety of inorganic chemicals.

Not All Stainless Steel is the Same

As Derrick Riches explains in The Truth about Stainless Steel, "What you need to know is that there is magnetic (400) and non-magnetic (300) stainless steel. 400 series stainless steel is not as durable or corrosion (rust) resistant as 300 series. If you want durability in your stainless steel ... put a magnet on it. If the magnet sticks, don't buy it."

400 series stainless steel is a lesser grade and quality stainless steel than 304. The cost is also significantly less.

For additional information on the grades and properties of stainless steel, please visit http://www.ssina.com, which is a very informative site, the content of which is provided by The Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), a voluntary trade association.

Corrosion Resistance
Generally resists corrosion in the atmosphere and in water environments, most acids, alkaline solutions and some chlorine bearing environments.

Hygienic
Extremely easy to clean with biodegradable soap and water

Impact Resistant
Provides high toughness

Brass Finish Brass

Our stainless steel tiles with a brass finish have a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. The PVD coating is applied to 304 stainless steel, which serves as the base metal. They are resistant to:

  • Corrosion; chemically stable
  • Acids
  • Oxidation, will not fade, tarnish, crack, or peel under normal conditions, indoors or outdoors.
  • Wear from normal usage
  • Color fading
  • Vandalism, marker pens and paints are easily removed
  • Tarnishing, oxidation, discoloration, peeling or cracking in harsh sunlight, salt, humidity, and city environments.

Brass
PVD - coated stainless shows no change after 1000 hours of salt spray. Brass shown after just 176 hours of salt spray test.

Copper Tiles Copper

Our copper tiles are manufactured from #4 brushed finish copper. The beautiful copper finish can be maintained with copper cleaner, which can be purchased at any hardware store.

Smoked Gray Finish  

Our stainless steel tiles with a smoked gray finish have a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating. The PVD coating is applied to 304 stainless steel, which serves as the base metal. They are resistant to:

  • Corrosion; chemically stable
  • Acids
  • Oxidation, will not fade, tarnish, crack, or peel under normal conditions, indoors or outdoors.
  • Wear from normal usage
  • Color fading
  • Vandalism, marker pens and paints are easily removed
  • Tarnishing, oxidation, discoloration, peeling or cracking in harsh sunlight, salt, humidity, and city environments.

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