Best Metals for Exterior Architecture | Corrosion-Resistant Metals

The oceanfront is a beautiful but expensive place to live. And as it turns out, it’s also one of the most difficult places to use metal in outdoor architecture. 

Durable Hotel Interior Design Ideas for High-Traffic Areas

 

(Editor’s note: This article on innovative materials for interior hotel design is a collaboration between Dahlstrom Metal Mouldings and Artone LLC.)

You might offer the greatest hotel experience in the world. Amazing service staff. To-die-for food.

But a run-down, beat-up aesthetic can[...]

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 3 - Fire Test

It’s time to get serious about designing a more durable architecture.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 2 - Scrape Test

Many architectural projects must back up their beauty with backbone. It’s not enough to create a great design -- it’s got to stand up to wear and tear in a mass-shared space, too.

 

That’s why this video series attempts to answer, "What is the most durable type of base trim in the industry?"[...]

What Goes Into Roll Formed Steel Channel Prices?

To manufacturers, a channel is one of the most simplistic shapes on earth. This helps explain why channels are a commodity product -- they’re easy to make and extremely functional. As simple as a roll formed steel channel is, understanding price factors is a little more complicated.

VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 1 - Impact Test

All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.

A Supply Agreement With A Roll Forming Company Should Look Like This

The idea behind a supply agreement -- whether with a roll forming company or another manufacturer -- is pretty simple. The supplier provides everything a customer needs for a particular service, and the customer can count on a specified price and single-source service. Everybody wins.[...]

4 Beautiful Copper, Bronze & Brass Finishing Ideas

Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value. Let’s look at some of the[...]

Factors of Corrosion: 7 Ways You're Begging for Trouble

When you invest in metal materials, you expect them to last. But it’s a mistake to assume metal is immune to degradation from environmental and other factors. Corrosion can wreak havoc on the structural integrity and aesthetics of your parts. That’s why it’s important to know the factors of[...]

What Is Duplex Stainless Steel, and Can It Be Roll Formed?

Duplex stainless steel has been around for almost 100 years, but it seems to be coming into its own now. This late blooming is somewhat surprising given duplex stainless steel’s qualities. Its expanding popularity could be the result of its advantages over traditional austenitic and ferritic[...]

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