Advantages to Using Stainless Steel for Commercial and Home Kitchens

Posted on October 17, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Find out about the many benefits to using stainless steel for commercial and home kitchens.

Have you ever observed media coverage on infamous international hotels and restaurants?  I am referring to the type of coverage that gives you a tour of the beautifully designed facilities and shows why specific materials are chosen.  It provides the audience with an inside glimpse of the workings behind these successful, masterful businesses.  They discuss hygienic and cost-effective decisions being the driving force behind why particular metals are used, especially stainless steel.  Today I am going to share with you a brief summary of this coverage as it relates to the advantages of using stainless steel for commercial and home usage.

Stainless steel is a resilient, 100% recyclable, hygienic material making it a popular choice for commercial and home kitchens alike.  It has a universal appeal that works with modern, sleek-looking kitchens while providing a non-contamination working zone.  Utensils, appliances, flat surfaces and backsplashes ensuring longevity and corrosion-resistant traits are produced from stainless steel.  This prevents food contamination from occurring while keeping everything aesthetically appealing.  It is easy to clean and requires little to no maintenance and/or upkeep costs.  These advantages alone make it an ideal choice for commercial and home kitchens.  It is why these benefits are frequently mentioned in hotel and restaurant media coverage today.

To find out more about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloys, call National Specialty Alloys today!

Brass versus Stainless Steel: Which to Choose for Your Bathroom Makeover?

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is an ideal choice for residential and commercial bathroom designs.

When designing your home or commercial bathroom there are certain factors that determine what material works best for the locale.  For instance, you need to think about the level of humidity, heat, water and other environmental settings that take a toll on your hardware and aesthetic touches.  If you choose the wrong material then these materials deteriorate and loose its luster due to the existing area conditions.  This entry is to help you make the right decision for your next bathroom project.

Brass is one of these materials referred to above that erode and lose aesthetic appeal after being exposed to humidity.  The humidity triggers a corrosion and aging process to begin; most sealants present will give way overtime too.   This causes the brass to turn into a gunk-growing, greenish shade.  Brass companies claim that polish helps but this is only a temporary fix for it returns back to its ruined state.  On the other hand, stainless steel does not falter, erode or rust under humidity and other extreme weather conditions keeping maintenance, replacement and other upkeep costs down.

Stainless steel does not fade.  Its visual appearance stays fresh, and its physical durability exhibits a longevity other materials cannot muster.  It is easy to clean and has proven itself to be extremely hygienic.  It is a common material utilized in the food processing, hospital and pharmaceutical industries due to its corrosion and rust-resistant traits.  It is also a very versatile metal suitable for a wide array of design preferences completing your bathroom look seamlessly.

To find out more about the benefits to using nickel alloys and stainless steel for your bathroom design, call National Specialty Alloys today!

Why Home Makeovers are Not Declining in this Troubled Economy

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

home-appliance-kitchen-makeover-stainless-steelMoney is tough and the most hit by this decreasing downfall are homeowners and the real estate business.  Homes are going into foreclosure and many homeowners are filing for bankruptcy but there is a resurgence occurring amongst home remodels; these remodels improve the value of a home, make you stand out over the “for sale” competition, save you money on utility bills and decrease upkeep and replacement costs.  Let me explain.

Many homeowners are examining their living spaces and bank accounts.  Some are coming to the conclusion that the home has to go to stay financially afloat but how can they compete with other homes on the market?  By taking an objective look at the home, it is easy to find what would bring you the most return and distinguish itself from the rivalry.  The only problem for some homeowners is that they become too emotionally attached to the home making them oblivious to the problematic areas.  Instead of doing this first task alone, recruit some friends and/or a professional who can honestly evaluate your home against the completion while providing you with constructive criticism. Once this is achieved listen to the feedback and unveil what can be done to receive the most return on your investment.  Generally, this involves two rooms in the house, the kitchen and the bathroom.

To keep your bathroom and kitchen hygienic there is one material that works for both areas, stainless steel. It is durable, long-lasting, simple to clean and provides a fresh aesthetic appeal.  The advantages to working with this material are it also decreases any upkeep and replacement costs due to its longevity and corrosion-resistant traits.  Furthermore, it is a cost-effective material that is customizable to order.  The sizes, dimensions, brush finishes can be produced to your desire.

To find out more about the advantages to working with nickel alloys and stainless steel for your next home or commercial makeover project, call National Specialty Alloys today!

Mirrored Stainless Steel Adds Design, Beauty and Durability to Your Next Project

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Mirrored stainless steel is an ideal choice for home and commerical projects.

There are many different design directions to go when choosing stainless steel.  You can choose colored, matted or brushed steel.  You can choose whatever size desired and have it fabricated into whatever shape you need to complete the look of your next project.  But why not add another layer of aesthetic appeal by choosing mirrored steel?  The seamless look of mirrored steel makes it a widely popular choice amongst building designers and architects today.

When walking into a commercial space with mirrored steel notice how some onlookers tend to stop, look and drool.  It has a flawless finish due to the zero lines present on the material.  It is a highly reflective surface that does not tarnish, peel or crack making it weather resistant and durable to hold up under a range of conditions.  This is why many building designers and architects love to work with this metal.

Traditional mirrors are not always a safe option for certain locations such as schools, hospitals and dance studios.  By making the switch to a mirrored stainless steel you are preventing potential accidents from occurring while complying with building safety requirements.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars call one of our specialists today.  He/she will guide you through a selection of stainless steel and nickel alloy products to ensure you receive the perfect option matching your project budget, time constraint and needs.  Call us now!

Why Stainless Steel is the Perfect Sustainable Material Choice for Builders and Architects

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is an ideal sustainable material for your next project.

There are many reasons why stainless steel is an ideal choice for architects and engineers.  It is an environmentally friendly material that is visually pleasing, purposeful and adaptable to various industries, sizes and shapes.  Modern design seems to be relying upon it more than traditional materials for these reasons.  It can display different details and architectural looks while still delivering high quality, durable and corrosion-resistant traits.

2 Advantages to Choosing Stainless Steel

Reusable

If someone must tear down the material and rebuild over it without saving a building and/or project then the architect does not fret about the affects it has on the environment.  Stainless steel can be dissolved using specific methods.  Once this is completed, the material can be reused, reduced and recycled into something new ensuring the metal is not wasted or left to remain without purpose polluting the land.

Conserves Energy

Some building materials need to be treated before it is able to conserve energy.  For instance, if you do not use stainless steel material to transfer and preserve the coolness of an air conditioning then the results can be unpredictable.  Save yourself the headache.  Stainless steel comes with a highly solar reflective index value that does not need to be applied and reapplied.  It is a characteristic embedded into the metal meaning you do not have to waste time, money and material on reapplying and replacing it to ensure energy conservation.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloys call National Specialty Alloys today.

Why You Should Use Stainless Steel Sinks in Your House

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel sinks work in medical labs and in your home kitchen.

We can all learn something from university science departments and the medical field regarding hygiene and cleanliness.  Both continue to master the ability of maintaining clean, medically safe environments in a simple, easy manner by placing stainless steel sinks throughout.

By having these sinks in accessible areas, companies are stopping the spread of toxic chemicals and germs.  It is effortless to carry germs from your work to home but with stainless steel sinks the flow of spreading negative harmful substances is reduced significantly.  So why wouldn’t you adapt the same philosophy to your own home by using these sinks in your kitchen design?

When cooking in a kitchen, you have similar concerns as many pharmaceutical, science and health departments.  You need to prohibit the spread of food contamination of any sort.  Preserving your family’s health is a priority that is not taken lightly.  Resolve this issue with these sinks.  They are rust resistant, durable and are easy to clean.  If any leftover food items spread then you can stop contamination simply by wiping down the sink.  This also saves you time from having to spend on cleaning the sink and kitchen and more time to spend with the family, especially after serving a large family dinner.  The last thing you want to do after cooking, serving and eating is spend further exhausting energy cleaning up.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy bars give us a call today!

How to Transform Your Kitchen with Stainless Steel

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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A stainless steel kitchen island is just one way you could use this metal to enhance your kitchen look and value.

Have you ever toured a home that was at the top of your buying list until you walked into the kitchen?  What a deflated feeling that is.  Many times this happens to buyers and the homes with the least impressive kitchens tend to be the ones crossed off their potential new home list.

Pay Attention to Your Kitchen

Does your kitchen stand out?  It should be the best looking room in the entire house.  It is one of the most important rooms so the attention and money spent in it needs to be substantial.  It truly is the heart of the home that brings in the most monetary value.  It can transform an old, dingy looking 1980s kitchen into a modern era just by updating the hardware and cabinets.  Using stainless steel is one way to do this.

By changing cabinets from wood to steel you update the home instantly and buyers notice.  It emits an impression of elegance, sleekness and richness while remaining cost effective, easy to clean and environmentally friendly.  It is a metal that is 100% recyclable making it appealing to home buyers, builders and contractors.  It also does not rot or fade away like wood.  The replacement and maintenance costs are low saving you money.

This material does not have to solely be preserved for the indoors.  It works great for outside living spaces too.

To find out more about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloy bars, call National Specialty Alloys today.

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

Posted on January 4, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Adding a stainless steel sink is a stylish choice for your home kitchen.   It always makes me feel like I’m in a top-notch chef’s kitchen when I see one in someone’s home.  It looks great, won’t crack and is durable.  But how do you keep it looking fresh and new after years of use?  Here are some tips on how to clean a stainless steel sink.

Use Mild Products

Skip the toxic cleaning products.  Switch to baking soda or white vinegar.   Baking soda eliminates odors and removes any stuck on grime.  White vinegar removes stains while polishing the stainless steel at the same time.  These two are household items you may already own. It is a no fuss, cost-effective, hassle free way to keep your sink looking pristine.

Implement Preventive Measures

The key to keeping your new kitchen sink clean is to employ preventive measures into the mix.   For instance, do not leave any metal canned products or cast iron for long periods of time in the sink.  This leads to staining.  Remember to never cut directly on a stainless steel surface.  If you are going to clean it then go with the grain.  This makes the material shine like new.  If you live in an area where hard water is a problem then wipe the sink dry after each use.

Stainless steel is not just used for kitchen sinks.  It is also an ideal material choice for processing plants, high pressure machinery, condensers, heat exchanger tubes and more.

To find out more about customized stainless steel and nickel alloy bars for your next home or commercial project call one of our experts today.

 

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