Stainless steel baseboards have become extremely popular with builders and architects. They are inexpensive, simple to fabricate & install, easy to clean & maintain, bright & reflective, modern & classy, and are highly resistant to harsh floor cleaning chemicals. This makes them ideal in comparison to other materials such as stone, epoxy, fibre-reinforced laminate (FRL), fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP), wood, linoleum, and even tile. One of the most overlooked advantages is that stainless steel baseboards can be fabricated in lengths of up to 12-feet in any height and can wrap around corners without a seam. This prevents the corners from splitting open due to age, abuse, stress, and water swelling. Another important benefit is that the baseboards can be removed easily compared to stone, epoxy, and tile.
Typically baseboards are fabricated in the longest length possible. It is ideal to wrap all the corners in order to avoid splitting. This makes fabrication slightly more difficult but in the long run it provides the best possible result. Most stainless steel baseboard designs incorporate a subtle 30º bend at the bottom which eliminates a 90º corner where the baseboard meets the floor. This subtle bend adds style to the baseboard and also prevents dirt from accumulating allowing for easy cleaning.