Stainless steel is one of the most durable materials available today. In addition to its durability it has many other benefits. Stainless steel cladding is the process of dressing or wrapping an object in order to create a clean hygienic finished surface while also protecting the object from damage, corrosion, moisture, and humidity. Some examples of these objects include baseboards, doors, walls, ceilings, floors, columns, staircases, cabinets, countertops, backsplashes, panels, and trims. There really is no limit to what can be clad with stainless steel.
Typically the object that is to be clad with stainless steel will need to be measured thoroughly. This ensures a proper fit. It is important that the stainless steel panels are designed carefully to avoid seams in areas that are highly visible or may be exposed to moisture. These seams need to be tight hairline joins. After measuring and designing, the panels are cut and formed. Some panels may require welding and polishing in order to eliminate one or more seams. Once the panels are completed they are fitted and then permanently mounted onto the object using glue or fasteners.
It is most common to clad objects in our fabrication plant when possible as this allows us to fine tune the panels for a perfect fit. In some cases this is not possible; panels for these objects are carefully measured, fabricated at our shop, then fitted, adjusted, and mounted on site.