Weathering Steel (also known as Corten Steel) is a special steel originally developed for bridge bulding and skyscraper construction, due to its incredible strength.
When you first receive your Weathering Steel products they will arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered condition. Once placed outside the weathering process will begin. The process takes several months and Weathering Steel has a reactive patina period from 3 to 9 months, depending on location and climate. The patina or rust acts as a protective barrier, not penetrating or compromising the structural integrity of the material.
During the weathering process the steel produces a carbon runoff or staining to adjacent materials such as stone or concrete. To reduce the possible staining, all weathering steel products are supplied with small feet, lifting the product and preventing direct contact with the flooring material. After the initial reactive period weathering steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon runoff. Due to the chemical composition of weathering steel, a very dense oxidisation layer is formed during the weathering process which protects the blue steel inside. If this protective barrier is comprised it will simply form a new skin to protect itself.
Please Note We will not accept any responsibility for damage caused to surrounding materials as a result of carbon runoff from weathering steel products. Please ensure you do not place your product on any surface that may be damaged during the weathering process.
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