Looking for stainless steel tiles in Ontario
If you are tired of the same old ceramic tiles that you have in your kitchen today, why don't you switch to using stainless steel tiles so you can save on money? Stainless steel tiles are easy to maintain. They are relatively easy to install and they give your kitchen a sleek, modern look. If you are in the Ontario area and wish to have stainless steel tiles installed in your home, then do not fret because there are many steel fabricators in and around your area. Here is some valuable information you need about stainless steel tiles so that you can now get started on your kitchen improvement.
Steel for the everyman
Steel has been in use for thousands of years, but its birth was something of an accident. Ancient Sumerian smiths all throughout the Fertile Crescent were surprised to discover that re-melting and re-forging iron repeatedly produced a material that was remarkably stronger and lighter than typical iron. Unknowingly, they had created the material we now know today as steel.
Stainless steel goes one step up beyond typical carbon steel because it has chromium added to it. The presence of chromium changes the characteristics of steel remarkably. When chromium meets with the oxygen in the air surrounding the steel, it forms a layer called chromium oxide. This protects the steel itself. This layer is remarkably waterproof, preventing moisture from being introduced to the steel, therefore eliminating corrosion and rust. Additionally, this layer acts as scratch protection for the material, lessening the wear and tear on the steel. This is because when an abrasive surface rubs against the chromium oxide, the layer quickly disperses and then reforms around the steel.
There are other kinds of steel. One is the surgical stainless steel that has molybdenum added to it which gives it greater hardness. As its name implies, it is used for making surgical instruments and implants. Galvanized steel is not an alloy but iron that has been treated with zinc. Galvanized steel is used as a means of rust-proofing and is used as roofing for buildings.
Stainless steel tiles in Ontario
Diamond Tiles is an Ontario-based manufacturer of a wide range of stainless steel tiles, and a wide range of copper and brass tiles as well. The company's signature ‘mellow satin surface' is perfect for any kitchen color scheme and theme, so they are usually used as backsplash protectors. Stainless steel tiles from Diamond Tiles also look great in bathrooms, as countertops, on table and as accents to fireplaces. Their stainless steel tiles almost look like fine silver and tend to become even more beautiful after years of use. With the right maintenance, these stainless steel tiles can last for decades.