Our team at Stainless Steel Outfitters Inc. believes every detail of a project matters. For example, even something as seemingly minor as the threshold of a doorway can have a noticeable impact on how you use your space, so it’s important to get it right.
While thresholds can be made of all kinds of materials, one of the best options is stainless steel. In this article, we will go over some of the advantages of our stainless steel thresholds to help you decide if they are right for you.
- Toughness and Durability – The word threshold refers to the bottom of a doorway. The bottom of a door needs to be tough enough to stand up to heavy wear and foot traffic, and stainless steel fits the bill perfectly. Our stainless steel thresholds are extremely durable, which means they will last for several years come, even when subjected to heavy use.
- Tolerance – Another advantage of stainless steel is its tolerance for both extreme heat and extreme cold. Other materials, such as wood, are highly sensitive to changes in the environment temperature, humidity, and salinity, and will become warped or damaged when subjected to harsh conditions. Stainless steel, on the other hand, performs excellently in a wide range of environments, making it an ideal material for thresholds and other building components.
- Rust Resistance – A third advantage of stainless steel thresholds is their ability to resist rust and corrosion. Other metals, including ordinary steel, will rust when exposed to moisture and salt, which means they are not ideal for environments where these factors are a concern, such as marine vessels. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is treated with chromium, which bonds to the metal and forms a self-healing film on the surface, protecting it from rust. Stainless steel thresholds are therefore an ideal choice for boats and other projects in these conditions.