SteelA steel water feature is a fountain, pool, pond, cascade, waterfall, and or a stream manufactured from steel; popular materials include grade 304 stainless steel, corten steel and Zinc metal each creating a different appearance and style. Welcome to our Steel fountain page. This page shows you all of the products we have assigned to the category "Steel Water Features".
Stainless Steel Water Features
Stainless steel has become the premier material used in water feature design due to its suitability for both contemporary and classical gardens. The material is highly attractive, able to be polished to a high shine finish or brushed to create contrast and designer appeal and can be worked into shapes from strong, geometric lines to smooth, flowing curves. A stainless steel water feature will catch the sun and reflect the sky, creating extra depth and space, while casting light into even the most shaded areas of the garden.
Because of its numerous applications, stainless steel is manufactured in several different grades each suitable for differing uses.
Grades of Steel Water Features?
Waterfeatures2go only supply features of the highest quality and for this we always ensure that '304 Grade' steel is used on ALL our stainless steel water features. This is the grade used for hospital surgical equipment, hypodermic needles, marine equipment and other products that require the ultimate in quality steel. Grade 304 steel contains a high nickel content, which makes it extremely resistant to any corrosion, even salt sprays - hence its use on yachts and ships – which ensures it will remain at its best in any garden or indoor environment.
Sheet Thickness of Stainless Steel Water Features?
Sheet thickness's vary between water features due to the design, size and shape of the feature. Most features of an average size are manufactured using 1mm sheets. Larger features, such as those reaching a metre across or above may well employ a thickness of 1.5mm and even 2mm in the largest cases.
It is a common misconception that thin stainless steel sheets are of equal quality to thicker sheets; this is simply not the case – a thicker sheet of steel will create a more robust and hard wearing feature. When purchasing a water feature, always check the thickness as thin sheet steel is very easily damaged or dented. The thinner the sheet, the less it costs to manufacture and therefore if you are contemplating what seems like a bargain stainless steel water feature, ensure that the thickness and grade is adequate for the product. You won’t find any inferior steel in our contemporary and stylish range of stainless steel water features.