ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS: IS STEEL SUSTAINABLE?

Is steel a sustainable material? Incredibly so.

It’s also available in multiple forms -- stainless, galvanized, carbon, and mild. Each has a different aesthetic and slightly different physical properties for your application. Overall, it’s a great structural and decorative material for[...]

List of Sustainable Architectural Materials | Exterior/Interior Design

For those working in architecture and interior design, the concept of sustainability is often of paramount importance. Not only do you want to create sustainable designs for personal and artistic reasons, but you also need to appeal to the needs of your clients – and most clients today want[...]

Metal Mouldings: Care and Maintenance

When performing maintenance on your metal mouldings, the most important thing to consider is the type of metal you’re working with.

Different metals require different levels of care and cleaning methods. Some chemicals in commercial cleaners can seriously damage a beautiful moulding.

3 Benefits of Steel Doors in Industrial & Commercial Use

Every year, more building owners choose to install and use steel doors instead of traditional wooden doors, but why is that?

Mixing Materials in Architectural Design

Mixing materials in architectural design isn't a new concept. In fact, architects have been designing schools, museums, cathedrals, and nearly every other building using a mix of materials for centuries. 

Combining different materials in architecture will end up playing a major role in the[...]

Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals in Architectural Design

Non-ferrous metals are what brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 B.C. to 1500 B.C., copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.

Despite iron claiming the title as the most popular alternative for tools, weapons, and armor in 1500[...]

Can Copper Antimicrobial Products Make Hospitality Design Safer?

The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.

DYK? Dahlstrom Architectural Mouldings & Doors Grace These 5 Landmarks

The biggest, boldest architectural projects in America demand unique solutions for both form and function. Dahlstrom Architectural Mouldings has provided famous clients with timeless products since 1904 -- timeless in both look and durability.

You'll be surprised by how many of these[...]

5 Surprisingly Common U Channel Edge Trim Applications

What Is U channel edge trim?

First off, a U channel is a tall, skinny, metal formed product. Deeper channels (a little deeper and more narrow than what you see above) can only be achieved through roll forming. Other forming methods can reach into the U shape as well as they can with standard[...]

Architectural Wire Mesh & Perforated Metal Panels: 3 Benefits, 10 Uses

Architectural design aims to balance economy, elegance, and efficiency. Perforated metal paneling and wire mesh certainly apply to all three.

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