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What are the applications of mirror stainless steel sheets?

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Linda Wong

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.

Mirror stainless steel sheets are used in a variety of applications. They have a beautiful reflective finish that makes them perfect for use in interior design and architecture. In this blog post, we will discuss the different applications of mirror stainless steel sheets and provide some examples of projects where they have been used successfully!

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What are stainless steel mirror sheets?

Stainless steel mirror sheets are produced by polishing the surface of the plate with abrasive liquid or Fe powder through polishing equipment, resulting in a plate that is as clear as a mirror. The polished stainless steel plate has a brilliant shine and high reflectivity, being classified as general mirror(8K), fine mirror(10K), or super mirror(12K) depending on the degree of reflection. We also refer to this type of general reflector as 8K. The raw material is cold-rolled 2B-finish stainless steel coil. It’s possible to polish one or both sides of stainless steel sheets.

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Vigorss Mirror Stainless Steel Sheet

The advantages of stainless steel mirror sheets

The advantages are many, making them a popular choice for a variety of applications.

Durable

304/316 stainless steel grades have excellent corrosion resistance in humid environments like bathrooms and kitchens.

Easily Fabricated

They can be cut, bent, punched, drilled, and welded to create a variety of shapes and sizes.

Easy to Clean

You can clean mirror stainless steel sheets with just a damp cloth. No need for harsh chemicals or special cleaners.

Aesthetically Pleasing

The bright, reflective surface of mirror stainless steel sheets adds a touch of sophistication and style to any project.

Hygienic

They are often used in food preparation and healthcare facilities as they provide a sterile surface that is resistant to bacteria and other contaminants.

Reflect light

This can make a space appear brighter and more open.

Applications of stainless steel mirror sheets in different industries

The stainless steel mirror sheet is very versatile in our lives for architectural and decorative applications. It can also be combined with other surface finishes adding color and creativity to our living space, such as PVD coating, brushing, sandblasting, etching, and stamping.

Mirror

The natural color of stainless steel gives a sense of toughness and rigidity. The mirror-polished stainless sheet is widely used in construction and architecture, where it may be found in furniture, glass mirror, wall decoration, and outdoor sculpture. Mirror sheets are available in different grades such as 304, 316, 201, and 430. The most common grade is 304, which has a minimum of 18% chromium and eight percent nickel.

Mirror Sculpture

Mirror+PVD Color Coating

Vigorss Mirror PVD Gold Signage

PVD is short for Physical Vapor Deposition. It is a process to color stainless steel by vacuum deposition of the thin film. PVD can be used on mirror-polished sheets giving the surface different colors, such as gold, rose gold, black, champagne, green, blue, violet, and copper. The color of PVD mirror sheets can be changed by changing the type of gas used in the process and the thickness of the deposited film, so it has good corrosion resistance.

PVD mirror sheets are also available in 304, 316, and 430. We strongly suggest that welding should be done before coloring. Besides, they can also be used in a variety of applications such as furniture, wall decoration, and signage.

Mirror+Brushing

VIGORSS Stainless Steel 3D Sheet
Mirror + Hairline Combination

Brushing is the process of giving the stainless steel sheet a directional finish with grit lines including hairline and satin. The brushing process uses abrasive belts of different grids to give the sheets a parallel grinding finish. This gives the sheets a grainy texture which can be combined with the mirror finish to create different effects. The applications for the mirror and brushing combining stainless steel sheets are vast, such as architectural facades, interior design features, and lift panels.

Mirror+Sandblasting

Mirror and sandblasting combination can create stunning visual effects for stainless steel sheets. This is because sandblasting can etch away the top layer of the metal to create a matte finish, while mirror polishing will leave the sheet with a high-gloss reflective surface.

The two finishes can be combined in a number of ways to create different looks. For example, you could have a band of sandblasted material running through the center of a mirror-polished sheet.

This effect is often used in interior design and elevator doors, as it can create an interesting contrast between the two finishes. It can also be used to add a touch of luxury to a space.

Vigorss Mirror Sandblasting Combination Stainless Steel Sheet

Mirror+Etching

Etching is a process in which the surface of the stainless steel is selectively corroded to create a design or pattern. This can be done using chemicals or abrasives, and the results can be quite stunning. Mirror etched stainless steel sheets are widely used in lift panels, ceilings, wall decorations, signages, architectural decorations, etc. Usually, mirror etching and PVD color coating are a good match.

Mirror+Stamping

Stamping is a process in which a die is pressed into the surface of a sheet of metal to create a design or pattern. Water ripple, 5WL, 6WL, square, and honeycomb are popular patterns. The surface of the sheet is left with a raised design that can be felt as well as seen.

Stamping combined with mirror finishing creates an exceptional product that has both the beauty of a high gloss finish and unique visual effects. The mirror water ripple patterned stainless steel sheet with or without PVD coating is especially popular for its distinctiveness and beauty. It can add a touch of elegance to any space, such as ceiling, wall decoration, and furniture.

Suggestions for using mirror stainless steel sheets

If you’re considering using mirror stainless steel sheets in your next project, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Handle carefully

First and foremost, mirror stainless steel sheets are extremely fragile. They can be scratched or damaged easily, so it’s important to handle them with care.

Not suitable for photograph

Secondly, because they’re so reflective, mirror stainless steel sheets can be difficult to photograph. If you’re planning on using them in a space that will be photographed often, you may want to consider another finish.

Require Maintenance

Finally, mirror stainless steel sheets require regular cleaning and maintenance. Fingerprints and smudges will be highly visible on the surface if the sheets are not processed by anti-fingerprint, so it’s important to clean them regularly with a wet cloth.

Despite these drawbacks, mirror stainless steel sheets offer a unique and stylish look that can add personality to any space and are the best choice of materials for the food industry. If you are considering using them in your home or business, be sure to take the time to weigh the pros and cons to decide if they are the right choice for you.

Specification and Thickness for Selection

VIGORSS-Mirror-PVD-Green-Specification

A variety of thicknesses and sizes are available to match a wide range of projects. Stainless steel mirror sheets are also available in standard widths and lengths.

Width:

1000 / 1219 / 1500mm or Custom-made

39″ / 48″ / 59″

Length:

2438 / 3048 / 4000mm or Custom-made

96″ / 120″ / 157″ 

Thickness:

0.3mm~3mm (11ga~26ga)

Supplier of stainless steel mirror sheets

If you are in the market for a reliable supplier of stainless steel mirror sheets, then VIGORSS is definitely worth considering. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we have built up a strong reputation for being able to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Plus, we offer a small MOQ, customization service, and a wide range of designs to choose from – so you’re sure to find something that meets your needs.

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Vigorss Workshops

So why not get in touch with us today and see how we can help you? We’d be more than happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free quote.

Conclusion

Overall, mirror stainless steel sheets have a wide range of applications in many different industries. From food processing to construction, these sheets can be used to create a variety of products and parts. Mirror stainless steel is an essential material for many businesses and industries and will continue to be so for many years to come. Thanks for reading! We hope this article was informative and helpful.

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