This steel weathers naturally giving each piece a beautiful natural finish. Corten steel is a popular choice for garden sculptures and public art installations for its organic appearance. When rusted, it has a lovely deep brown-red oxide surface. Unlike mild steel, the layer that develops on the exposed surface protects the underlying metal from corrosion. The layer stabilises and if exposed regenerates again when subjected to the wet-dry cycles of the weather. Corten will not need to be treated in any way prior to installation for longevity. However, it will stain patios in its early stages so will need to weather on a surface that will not stain, eg grass for 2 to 3 weeks.
We use pre-treated stainless steel for increased corrosion resistance. The silvery shine is suitable for a modern look and as it is light reflective will brighten up areas.
Powder Coated Aluminium
At Vision Living you can choose from a range of colours:
Again the pre-treatment of the aluminium is of utmost importance. The powder coating will provide a hard, durable and weather resistant surface that protects the metal base.