Stainless Steel Fact Sheet

Benefits of stainless steel outdoor furniture

Outdoor use

Our furniture is made from stainless steel grades designed for outdoor use. Stainless steel has high corrosion resistance properties and if appropriately maintained will continue to look brand new for many years.

Design qualities

Because stainless steel is a hard and strong metal, the furniture has been designed with a lighter profile and can extend to long table spans.

Appearance

Stainless steel is a bright, easily maintained surface with a simple, modern appearance

Long service life

Stainless steel will last a very long time and is 100% recyclable. Over 50% of new stainless steel comes from re-melted stainless steel scrap.

Technical information

Stainless steel is a ferrous alloy with increased protection from elements by the addition of chrome and nickel. Our furniture is available in two grades:

304 grade (outdoor grade)

Our standard grade that we have found suitable for nearly all situations. 304 grade is a carbon steel alloy with 18% Chrome and 8% Nickel. This grade is more than 313 times more corrosion resistant than galvanised mild steel.

316 grade (marine grade)

Available for custom order and is a more expensive grade of steel. It has additional corrosion resistance for coastal conditions. 316 grade is a carbon steel alloy with 16% Chrome, 10% Nickel and 2% Molybdenum. This grade is extremely corrosion resistant - more than 600 times more corrosion resistant than galvanised mild steel.

Care & Maintenance

Stainless steel is not totally impervious to corrosion, so we recommend regular cleaning with mild soap and water to prevent stubborn stains building up. This will stop build up of contamination on the surface known as 'T Staining'.

Stainless steel cleaners

Stainless steel surfaces can always be rejuvenated with the application of a stainless steel cleaner. Most commercially available cleaners can be used if they are designed for outdoor use. Please read the products label.

We recommend an Australian made cleaner named Cyndan. It has a two step process that also leaves a microscopic film on the surface for additional protection.

Buy stainless steel rejuvenating kit from Cyndan

Coastal conditions

If the furniture is going to be positioned where it will get sea spray then we recommend using 316 grade. Otherwise 304 grade is appropriate as long as it is regularly cleaned & maintained.