Stainless steel is renowned for its corrosion resistance, strength and formability. It is not a porous material, nor does it contain cracks to harbour dirt, grime or bacteria, making it the preferred material for use in health centres and restaurants. It is extremely resilient to natural food acids, ensuring that it will not discolour the surface or affect the taste of food.
Stainless steel has become increasingly popular in designer homes with many opting to have stainless steel bench tops with integrated splash backs, custom integrated sinks and drainer sections, as well as a complete outdoor kitchen. The ability to form sinks and splash backs as one piece eliminates the need for unsightly silicone seals and improves hygiene levels.
It is a versatile material that can be used in both internal and external applications without being affected by the elements of temperature and humidity, however the grade of stainless steel selected must be appropriate for its installed conditions.