Stainless Steel Construction Details

Stainless Steel Construction

What does it look like?

  • Stainless Steel countertops are made from the same material you would find on your kitchen appliances.
  • A chic and contemporary surface, stainless steel is commonly used in professional kitchens due to its reputation as a low-maintenance material.
  • Aptly named, stainless steel cannot be stained by household items or cleaners, and can be cleaned easily using Windex or any other all-purpose cleaner.
  • Stainless Steel is the perfect surface for those who desire a modern, uniform surface.

What can I expect?

  • Depending on the size and shape of your countertop, a non-welded butt seam may be required, however the fabrication marks will be brushed out before installation, leaving a smooth, monolithic surface.
  • While stainless steel can sometimes be considered a “cold” material, pairing it with an end grain chopping block, or an edge grain countertop will help to increase the warmth of the room.

Stainless Steel Construction Details:

  • Our Stainless Steel Countertops are made with 14 and 16-gauge (1/16" thick) grade #304 Government spec. stainless steel.
  • The color of our stainless steel will match most appliances and hoods you may already have.
  • All joints are welded, ground, blended and polished.
  • Edges are available in any thickness but 1 ½” is standard.
  • Square, bull-nosed, angled-back, and marine (no drip) edges are very popular.
  • Sub strates are bonded, solid, waterproof MDF, or steel, hi-hat angle reinforced with sound deadening coating. They are equal in height to the front edge thickness and sit right on cabinets without any blocking or shims.
  • Joints are welded and polished and are invisible. Layouts of any length or configuration may be produced.
  • For very large tops - a mechanical, interlocked, silicone sealed, field joint is provided. No welding is, or needs to be, done on site.

For more information on stainless steel countertops, email info@brookscustom.com. We will be happy to answer any inquiries to help you understand this modern material.