Architectural Metal Finishes

By Robert Robillard on Design

Designing With Architectural Metals

An architectural metal finish can transform a kitchen or other living space into an exceptional looking and aesthetically pleasing focal point.Architectural Metal Finishes

Examples of architectural metal finishes are deep textured or textured metals like stainless steel, copper, aluminum, brass or steel.  All of these metals can be finished with a custom textureand color that will provide a unique, beautiful and durable surface.

Some of  the benefits of architectural metal finishing are:

  • It resists dents from impact
  • It is scratch resistant
  • The texture process allows the metal to reduce “oil canning”  which is a “popping” sound when metal moves.
  • Textured architectural metal comes in durable 20 gauge and non-textures in 18 gauge sheet thickness.

There are some really cool textured metal finishes.  They come in a variety of stunning colors and patterns.  A few of my favorite are the swirl pattern, bead blasted finish mosaic, checker board, and matte finishes.

When remodeling you may want to consider using a textured metal to achieve a desired look or function.  We mostly see these finished in commercial and some high end residential spaces.

Examples of Architectural metal finishes are:

  • Kitchen back splashes
  • Kitchen wall tiles
  • Column covers
  • Railings
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Custom applications
  • Counter tops
  • Restroom partitions

When considering using an architectural metal finish as a back splash or wall cladding  keep in mind that all of this material can be ordered online and installed as a DIY project.  As long as your measurements are correct the installation is as easy as using some two-sided tape, construction adhesive and mounting clips and trim and corner strips.

Many wall cladding systems come with easy to install clips that you screw to the wall and snap the metal panels to.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”.

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