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 We will be happy to answer any inquiries to help you understand this modern material.