For most projects, no single factor drives the choice of metal for any kind of application. You might want something that’s easily formable but also strong -- or great looking -- or inexpensive. One topic that often comes up, especially for projects that’ll reside in harsh environments like[...]
Galvannealed and galvanized steels start out similarly. They are both dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), so the zinc bonds to the metal's surface. This coating increases the steel's durability and protects against corrosion.
It's the introduction of a secondary process that[...]
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[...]
Sustainable architecture is increasingly becoming the norm due to pressure both from regulators, the general public, and the designers themselves. The push to better preserve our resources and our land has us all examining options for environmentally sustainable building materials.
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.
From home decor to a growing number of commercial applications, decorative metal trim is setting trends in a variety of environments. It’s a great way to create a high-end look with a relatively small amount of material.
Picture rails are the least familiar of all metal mouldings. But that only means more opportunity for you, right?
Shunning picture hooks and the like in favor of picture rail mouldings (also known as gallery rail mouldings) is another sneaky-smart way to class up the mundane.
DIYers on Pinterest and other websites have been devising fun ways to use picture rails in interior design for years. But when are commercial and high-end residential designers going to catch up?
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[...]
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[...]