Stainless steel is known for its strength and durability. As a material it is hard-wearing and the elements used in it make it resistant to corrosion and staining. This means that it is perfect for bathroom accessories which may get wet often, such as soap holders. Even if you do scratch or damage your stainless steel, it has a self-healing layer of chromium oxide on its surface which ensures that your bathroom accessories stay shiny and resistant. Deciding on stainless steel bathroom accessories is a worthwhile investment which will last for years to come.
Another fact which makes stainless steel more suitable than other metals is that other metals (such as brass) begin to corrode when exposed to humidity. Bathrooms are generally quite humid because of the use of showers and hot water. Having stainless steel bathroom accessories eliminates the issue of corrosion due to humidity.
Stainless steel is also resistant to high and low temperatures. This makes it ideal for accessories like heated towel rails, which can reach temperatures of up to 65°C.
The shiny, modern look of stainless steel is sure to look great in any bathroom. Stainless steel bathroom accessories will continue to look very clean and bright if properly looked after, making your bathroom look more hygienic. Their aesthetically pleasing look is matched by no other material and your guests are sure to be impressed by your stylish stainless steel towel rails and toiletry holders.
Having stainless steel bathroom accessories to suit your needs makes using your bathroom more convenient. No more struggling to pick up soaps or gels in the shower or running out of room to hang towels. Accessories like soap/gel dishes and towel rails provide specifically designed places for everything in your bathroom – keeping everything tidy and ordered. As well as this, keeping the things in your bathroom in designated places helps keep them clean. A stainless steel toothbrush holder will make sure your toothbrush never has to touch dirty surfaces, and a soap/gel holder will stop you from getting slippery soap/gels all over your bath or shower.
Not only will stainless steel bathroom accessories keep your toiletries clean, but they are easy to clean as well. Simply wet a cloth or sponge with warm water and wipe away dust and dirt. For more stubborn dirt, use washing up liquid. It is a good idea to rinse or wipe down with water after using any cleaning solutions as they can leave residue which can damage the material’s surface. Then dry afterwards to prevent water spotting. It is important not to use bleach or sprays and wipes which contain bleach on stainless steel, as they can damage them. You also shouldn’t use wire wool on stainless steel as it scratches the surface and makes it more susceptible to rust.
Another good thing about stainless steel is that its non-porous nature means that it doesn’t collect bacteria or algae. This fact makes it the perfect material to be used for bathroom accessories and makes it easy to sterilize.
Stainless steel is naturally shiny and requires no protective coating, as it is naturally rust and stain resistant. The fact that there is no coating also means that there will be no need to worry about annoying flaking, chipping or peeling as accessories get old. If the surface of the product is scratched then it will keep its integrity because it is one material all the way through. This makes stainless steel better than materials like chrome, which are metal or plastic objects coated with a thin layer of chromium in order to stop them from rusting. Stainless steel has chromium mixed into it when it is made, making it completely rust resistant.
Stainless steel is one of the few materials which is completely recyclable. At the end of its life, it can simply be melted down and made into something new without the need to add any new material. This can be done over and over again without losing any durability or quality. Recycling stainless steel multiple times greatly reduces the product’s carbon footprint. This is good for the environment and much better than plastic bathroom accessories which are just sent to landfills and can take up to 1000 years to decompose. The fact that stainless steel can be reused so much also reduces the need to mine for more resources in order to make more. This is good considering that we are depleting the earth’s materials at an alarming rate and mining for resources uses large amounts of energy, as well as producing carbon dioxide.
Stainless steel is a metal alloy made up of various materials including chromium, nickel, molybdenum, silicone, aluminium, carbon and iron. This mixture is cheaper to make than other alloys. For example, brass is made up of copper, zinc and tin. These metals (especially copper) can be expensive, meaning that products made of them are more pricey. There is also a larger supply of the ingredients used for stainless steel, meaning that it costs less to make. As well as this, the fact that it can be recycled over and over again also contributes to its low cost. In the UK, scrap Brass is priced at £2000-£3000 per tonne, whereas scrap stainless steel is only £500-£800 per tonne.
Here at Sanitaryware Supplies we offer a range of quality bathroom accessories from leading brands such as Franke, Delabie and Stream Hygiene to suit your needs, whether it be a hand dryer, soap dispenser, toilet roll dispenser, or any other accessory for your commercial application and home use. If you have any questions about our products, or want to find out more about how they could benefit you, then call us on 01157 842769 to speak to a member of our friendly and experienced team.
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