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How to Use Water Ripple Stainless Steel Sheets: The Ultimate Guide

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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.

Water ripple stainless steel sheets are a great way to add some visual interest to your next project. In this guide, we will discuss the many different applications for these versatile sheets and teach you how to use them properly. Whether you are looking to create a stunning ceiling or add some creative touches to your new project, water ripple stainless steel can help you do it!

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The water ripple sheet is a type of metal sheet that features a distinctive wave-like pattern. The surface is composed of a multitude of ripples in various sizes, producing an alluring texture and visually captivating appearance. It can be obtained by two types of processing, embossing or stamping.

What are water ripple stainless steel sheets?

These sheets can be crafted in either a mirror-polished or brushed finish based on the specific requirements of your project. In addition to that, they come in various colors such as gold, rose gold, champagne, black blue violet, green, blue, or even customized colors! With all these options available at your disposal you’ll have no shortage of ideas for creating beautiful effects.

In addition, the widely-used water ripples are classified as small ripple, medium ripple, and big ripple based on the size of the rippling.

The benefits of using water ripple stainless steel sheets

Water ripple stainless steel sheets have many benefits that make them an excellent choice for a variety of applications.

  • Durable: They are made of 304/316-grade original stainless steel with superior corrosion resistance and heat tolerance.
  • Non-porous with high density: This means that they won’t absorb liquids or dirt, which makes them ideal for use in areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Attractive: Their unique pattern can really make a room pop with a variety of colors to match any decor.
  • Easy to clean: You can just wipe them down with a damp cloth and they’ll look like new.
  • Serene space transparent: Water ripple sheets don’t reflect light, which makes them perfect for use in the whole space where you want a lot of natural light.

So, if you’re looking for an attractive, durable, and easy-to-clean option for your next project, water ripple stainless steel sheets are a great choice.

Vigorss Water Ripple Wall Cladding

Applications of water ripple stainless steel sheet in decoration

Water ripple stainless steel sheets have a very unique and elegant appearance, making them perfect for use in a wide range of construction and decoration applications. Here are just a few examples of how these beautiful sheets can be used:

As an accent wall covering in a lobby or reception area

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As cladding on the exterior of a building

As the embossed ceiling panels of a restaurant/bar/hotel/swimming pool

VIGORSS Water Ripple Stainless Steel Sheet

As indoor and outdoor art sculptures

Water Ripple Sculpture

As column cladding

Vigorss stamped stainless steel sheet

As front panels of cabinets

Vigorss Water Ripple Cabinet Front Panel

There are endless possibilities for using water ripple stainless steel sheets in construction and decoration. They can be used in any project that requires a creative look and aesthetic appeal. Contact Vigorss design team for more details.

How to install water ripple stainless steel sheet on the ceiling

Generally, there are three common ways to install water ripple ceiling panels – directly sticking them onto the roof, suspending them from iron frames, or folding the edges of the panels and applying structural adhesive to the back before affixing them onto wooden panels.

Installation Method One: Direct sticking onto the roof

This is the simplest and most convenient method of installation. However, if you choose this way, we recommend using a thickness of 0.5-0.8mm due to the uneven surface of the water ripple panels. Thinner panels are easier to adjust and fix during installation.

Direct sticking onto the roof
Direct sticking onto the roof

Installation Method Two: Iron Frame Hanging

This method is mostly used in large supermarkets, shopping malls, or some public places with higher requirements for flatness and stability.

Iron Frame Hanging

First, prepare the iron frame according to the size of the water ripples stainless steel sheet to be installed, then fix it on the ceiling with screws.

Secondly, use 304 special expansion screws to fix the water ripples stainless steel sheet on the iron frame; Finally, check whether each connection is firm and whether the whole water ripples stainless steel sheet is flat.

Vigorss Water Ripple Ceiling Panel Installation Manual
Vigorss Water Ripple Ceiling Panel Installation Manual

Installation Method Three: Pasted on Wooden Board

Vigorss water ripple ceiling installation
Vigorss water ripple ceiling installation

This method is much easier and suitable for small-scale decoration or some special-shaped ceilings.

The specific installation steps are as follows:

1.Fix 7-10mm thick wooden board onto the ceiling

2. Cut 3-5mm wide grooves in the corresponding position of the board according to the customized or standard size of the water ripple sheet

3. Fold four sides of water ripple sheets towards the backside 90 degrees 5-8mm wide

4. Apply enough structural adhesive to the back of the sheet

5. Paste the water ripple sheets on the wooden panels (Leave an appropriate gap between sheets as per the desired design effect)

6. Support the ceiling panels with wooden strips until the glue dries (It usually takes around 12 hours for the glue to dry completely)Remove the wooden strips and the protective films of the sheets

There you have it – three methods of installing water ripple stainless sheet on the ceiling. Choose the method that best suits your needs and get started on your project today! You are welcome to contact us for more information, like wooden grooving and sheet bent details.

How to install water ripple ceilings

Get the Complete Manual for installing water ripple ceilings

How to order water ripple stainless steel sheets

Water ripple stainless sheets are available in a variety of sizes and finishes. They can be custom ordered to fit your specific project needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind when ordering the sheets:

Decide on the size that best suits your project and calculate the quantity

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1000 / 1219 / 1500 mm Width(39″ / 48″ / 59″)or Custom-made

2438 / 3048 / 4000 mm Length(96″ / 120″ / 157″ )or Custom-made

Select the suitable thickness

The thickness of water ripple sheets can be customized according to your project requirement. Usually, the maximum thickness for small ripple is 2.0mm and 3.0mm for medium and large ripple. In general, for indoor and outdoor regular ceilings, a thickness range of 0.5-1.2mm is sufficient. If a sturdy appearance is required for outdoor installations, it is recommended to use 1.5-3.0mm.

Select the finish you prefer

There are both brushed and mirror finishes available, but most designers and architects prefer silver mirror, gold mirror, black mirror, rose gold mirror, violet mirror or blue mirror.


Choose the water ripple style According to the site effect 

The three most commonly used water ripple styles are small ripple, medium ripple, and large ripple. For a more subtle look, choose small ripple. If you want to make a bolder statement, go for medium or large ripple.

Now that you know what size, finish, style, and thickness you need, you’re ready to order your water ripple stainless steel sheets! Just contact us with your specifications and we’ll get started on your project right away. The quote will be shared within 1 hour!

Vigor Stainless Steel

Vigorss is committed to providing only the highest quality products to our customers. Our water ripple stainless sheets are one of the best on the market and are perfect for any project. In addition, We provide excellent customer service with the help of a team of designers and sales staff. We are always available to answer any questions you may have. We value our customers and the corporation is built on honesty. After ten years in business, several of our clients have shown their confidence in us by continuing to do business with us.


Water ripple sheets are a great way to add an extra touch of style to any project. With so many different sizes, finishes, styles, and thickness options available, there’s sure to be a water ripple stainless steel plate that’s perfect for your needs. We have a team of professional designers and engineers who can assist you with your project from start to finish. Contact us today for free samples today! Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or call us at 0086-13715484114.

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