Buy stainless steel sheet metal and stainless steel plate online via our easy to use website, or by calling our dedicated customer services team on 01937 534318. We are proud to stock huge quantities, all available for a quick delivery.What Is Stainless Steel Sheet?
Stainless steel is the term given to a group of steel alloys that are made from 18% chromium and 8% nickel, plus iron ore and silicon. The steel is then rolled into sheets of different thicknesses up to 3mm thick. Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, and can be kept clean easily, especially when it has been polished. The smooth surface of polished stainless steel sheet means that it has no cracks or crevices where dirt and bacteria hide, making it extremely hygienic. Stainless steel is also extremely tough and durable, and has excellent heat resistant properties.What is Stainless Steel Sheet used for?
Stainless steel sheet is often used in environments that are subject to water and moisture, and where cleanliness and hygiene are important. One of the most common areas in which stainless steel sheet us used, is in commercial kitchens. Here it us used to cover worksurfaces, counter tops and walls as a splashback, as well storage cupboards and shelves. Cooker hobs are also made from stainless steel, as the material is resistant to effects of heat, and can be cleaned easily. For similar reasons it is used in laboratories, where durability, resistance to heat and corrosion are essential, and where aseptic, sanitary conditions need to be maintained. Stainless steel sheet is also used to make water storage tanks, silos to store grain, and transportation tankers. Because of its clean, smooth, modern look, it is also used as a decorative finishWhat different grades are supplied?
Metals4U provides stainless steel sheet in two different grades. 304 grade is the most widely used of all stainless steels, and is seen throughout industrial, commercial, and domestic settings, and has excellent formability. 316 grade stainless steel has a slightly higher nickel content and also contains molybdenum, making it even more resistant to corrosion in aggressive environments than 304 grade. For this reason it is sometimes known as marine-grade stainless steel, as it can last for a very long time in salt-water conditions and is highly suitable for coastal applications. As a result it can be slightly more expensive than 304 grade.What different finishes of stainless steel sheet do metal4U supply?
We supply stainless sheet in a dull polished finish, and in a circular polished finish. Our dull polished sheet has a smooth, clean, non-reflective surface, which is commonly used in commercial kitchens and as splashbacks. Our circular polished sheet has a stunning, distinctive swirl pattern, often used in the catering industry, and as decorative facias and dashboards on vintage and custom cars.
Metals4u also supply bright-polished stainless steel sheet in the form of our Unbreakable Mirror
, which is a bright-polished sheet of stainless steel made from grade 430. All our stainless steel sheet materials are supplied with a protective film to the finished side, which can easily be peeled off after installation or fabrication. The reverse side is supplied unfinished. All our materials are carefully packaged before transport in order to reduce damage in transit.Ordering Stainless Steel Sheet from metals4U
All our sheet materials, from mild steel, aluminium, brass, and copper, can be custom-cut to your desired size on our guillotine. Just enter the length and width you require into the Custom Size boxes, and this works out the price for you. Then click the quantity you require, add to basket, and checkout in the usual way.
You can also purchase standard sizes if you wish. And you can always call our friendly customer services team who will be pleased to take your order over the phone.
All our stainless steel sheets are supplied with unfinished edges. If you would like to ensure smooth edges to your splashback, please speak with our customer services team about our deburring service.