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Can decorative stainless steel sheets be 1250mm wide?

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Linda Wong

As one of the co-founders of Vigorss, I have been deeply involved in the decorative stainless steel sheet industry for over ten years, gaining extensive knowledge of product craftsmanship. I enjoy approaching issues from the customer's perspective, so the blog posts can address many customer pain points. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest topics for the next posts.

Decorative stainless steel sheets stand out as versatile materials for both indoor and outdoor applications, offering an array of design possibilities through various surface treatments and finishes. But when it comes to selecting the right dimensions for your project, especially the width, there are a few things to consider to ensure the material meets your design requirements.

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What are Decorative Stainless Steel Sheets?

Decorative stainless steel sheets are premium metal panels that come in different designs and finishes. Their adaptability makes them perfect for a wide range of uses, from architectural features to home decor. The ability to customize these sheets allows for a precise match with the intended application, ensuring that the final product not only meets functional requirements but also contributes to the aesthetic value of the project.

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Basic Surface Finishes

Such as mirror polishing or brushed finishes, the width of the sheet plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. A wider sheet allows for larger uninterrupted surfaces that showcase the treatment’s effect more prominently.

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Further Surface Processing

Furthermore, for further surface processing like vibration, sandblasting, embossing, stamping, etching, or PVD coloring, varying widths offer flexibility in design possibilities. Different techniques may require specific sheet widths to achieve desired patterns or textures effectively. For instance, embossing on a narrower sheet might create a more concentrated pattern compared to a wider one where the design is spread out.

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  • Wide stainless steel sheets allow for seamless integration of intricate designs.
  • Narrower sheets are suitable for creating detailed and precise patterns with certain surface processing techniques.

Understanding Standard Dimension

Alright, so when it comes to the standard dimensions of decorative stainless steel sheets, it’s important to know that they usually come in specific sizes to fit different projects. For instance, you might find them in 4 feet by 8 feet sheets commonly used for interior design and architectural applications. This size is pretty handy for a lot of cool DIY projects and professional installations!

Standard Width

The standard width options include 1000mm, 1219mm, and a maximum of 1500mm. These dimensions cater to different design needs and installation requirements. Furthermore, the width can be customized to meet specific project requirements, provided that the order quantity meets the customization threshold.

Standard Length

Decorative stainless steel sheets usually come in standard lengths like 2000mm, 2438mm, 3000mm, 3048mm, and up to a maximum of 4000mm for easy transportation. Standard lengths are determined based on the widths, where 2000mm corresponds to 1000mm width, 2438mm corresponds to 1219mm, 3000mm corresponds to 1500mm, and 3048mm corresponds to 1219mm. Compared to customizing width, it is easier to customize the length when the order quantity exceeds 10 pieces.

Thickness Range

The thickness of decorative stainless steel sheets ranges from 0.5mm to 3.0mm for most variants. However, PVD colored sheets usually have a maximum thickness of 2.0 mm due to handling constraints during the PVD coloring process where heavy sheets cannot be easily moved into the machine chamber by hand.

Is 1250mm width available?

How are Mill Finish Stainless Steel Sheets Made?

Mill finish stainless steel sheets are produced through several key processes at steel mills. The stainless steel goes through cold rolling to achieve the desired thickness and shape. Following this, annealing is done to soften the material and enhance its ductility. Next, pickling removes any scale or impurities on the surface. Finally, a light temper pass using polished rolls further refines the sheet’s surface finish, known as 2B or mill finish.

2B Stainless Steel Sheet Production Process

This production process results in sheets with a width range of 1240-1270mm with rough edges and rolling pressed lines from the polished rollers in the above final step. To achieve a standard width of 1219mm with smooth edges for further surface work, approximately 10-25mm is trimmed from both sides of the sheets. This trimming removes all the pressed lines.

1250mm Width with Rough Edges and Rolling Lines

Hence, a width of 1250mm falls within the 1240-1270mm range, which also has rough edges and visible rolling lines on one side or two sides of the sheets. The lines pressed into the stainless steel sheets are pretty deep, making it tough to polish them off using machines or by hand.

If you need a 1250mm width without pressed lines for your local market or project, find the solution below.

Cutting from Wider Sheets

1500mm is another standard width of stainless steel sheets with smooth edges. So, if you want a 1250mm width without those pressed lines, you can achieve this by cutting it from a 1500mm wide stainless steel sheet with smooth edges. However, this results in much higher cost compared to the 1219mm width. If your project is not large or if a 1250mm width is not essential, we suggest considering the 1219mm width as it has a smaller MOQ and a more competitive price.

Applications

Interior and Exterior Decoration

Decorative stainless steel sheets are widely used in both interior and exterior decoration projects. In interior design, they can be seen as ceilings, countertops, backsplashes, or accent walls. The versatility of these sheets allows them to be used for furniture accents like table tops or cabinet fronts, adding a modern touch to any space.

  • Pros:
    • Versatile for various applications
    • Modern and sleek aesthetic
    • Durable and long-lasting material
  • Cons:
    • Can be more expensive than other materials
    • Susceptible to scratching if not maintained properly

For exterior applications, decorative stainless steel sheets are commonly used in architectural elements such as facades on buildings, cladding details or sculptures. They provide a contemporary look while offering durability against harsh weather conditions.

When utilized outdoors, these sheets can create a striking visual impact with their reflective surface under natural light. Whether it’s enhancing the facade of a commercial building or adding flair to residential exteriors, the width of decorative stainless steel sheets plays a crucial role in achieving the desired design outcome.

Final Remarks

So, now you know all about the decorative stainless steel sheets, including their standard dimensions, availability in 1250mm width, and various applications. These sheets are not just about adding a touch of elegance but also about durability and versatility. Whether you’re considering them for Interior/exterior decor or the architectural design elements, the options are endless.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I customize the width of decorative stainless steel sheets?

Yes, we Vigorss can offer customization options for the width of decorative stainless steel sheets. You can just tell us the specific sizing requirements to match your project needs accurately.

Are 1250mm width decorative stainless steel sheets commonly available?

Yes, 1250mm width is a common size offered by many manufacturers. But most of them won’t tell you they have rough edges and rolling pressed lines. Contact Vigorss for the solution.

What are some common applications of decorative stainless steel sheets?

Decorative stainless steel sheets find versatile applications in interior design, architecture, furniture manufacturing, automotive industry (trim parts), signage production (company logos), and kitchen appliances due to their modern aesthetics and functional properties.

How do I maintain the appearance of decorative stainless steel sheets?

To keep your decorative stainless steel sheets looking pristine, regularly clean them with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the surface finish. Periodic polishing can help restore shine and remove minor scratches.

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