Stainless Steel is a very commonly used metal across many industries, including catering, electrical appliances, and construction. With a shiny finish to it, stainless steel is now used in a lot of modern houses in order to make sure that they look new and contemporary, without the risk of the metal rusting or corroding, like Iron does.
One of the most used ways of buying the metal is through a stainless steel sheet supplier, which will usually supply the stainless steel to you in sheets of any dimensions you want, at any thickness you want. Usually the thickness of the stainless steel sheets that you can be supplied with is between 1mm and 5mm, but you can specify exactly which thickness you want it when you buy it.
When you buy the stainless steel sheeting, most suppliers will polish at least one side of the steel, or give it a slight grained effect, to make sure the stainless steel looks consistently smooth, sterile and professional. The sheeting that is delivered to you should have a protective PVC coating over it to make sure that the polished finish of the stainless steel sheeting is not damaged before the customer receives it.
It is possible, should you want to, to buy other metals in this sheet form. For example, Aluminium is often bought in sheets, because, like stainless steel, it is very easy to mould Aluminium sheeting because the metal is very malleable. The same applies for Brass, although because it is an alloy, it is slightly stronger than Aluminium, yet still easy to mould into many shapes for specific purposes.
If you wish to buy your own stainless steel from a stainless steel sheet supplier, Click Metal is an online distributor of metals that can be used for all kinds of purposes across many industries. You can find their website here -- www.clickmetal.co.uk