Designing With Architectural Metals
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.
- Kitchen back splashes
- Kitchen wall tiles
- Column covers
- 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.
Remodeling A Kitchen With Stainless Steel