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Steel Gratings and Stylistic Outdoor Decor

Steel Gratings and Stylistic Outdoor Decor

Steel Gratings have been used in architectural designs for ages together for various applications. Although Gratings are most known for their uses in Industries and in different industrial sectors, their applications are not restricted to industrial use alone. Steel Gratings are notable for their special properties, such as resistance to fire and weather, strength, durability and low maintenance requirements. Being weatherproof and resistant to the corrosive forces of nature, standard steel and coated gratings are an ideal option for use in outdoor architecture and decor.

Gratings can be used for almost any outdoor applications from flooring, walling or roofing purposes. We at Oasis Metal manufacture all kinds of Steel Gratings and accessories as well as other steel products like handrails, designed to provide homes with modern home decor that lasts a lifetime. We manufacture specially engineered shaped gratings for all kinds of applications, custom size stair treads, and gratings in a wide range of specifications. A few cool and creative ideas on the perfect outdoor and garden decor and structures include decks, fireplaces, overhead planes and a whole lot more.

Outdoor Home Applications of Steel Gratings

Steel is extremely durable, and our gratings are guaranteed to last you a lifetime. With several variations in design, make and finish, we can help you choose the ideal type of gratings that best suit your needs. Here are a few ways you could use our gratings to make your home unique and creative:

Outdoor Decks and Patios

Outdoor decks are usually flat elevated surfaces in a backyard or connected to a house. Using galvanized or stainless steel gratings as deck or patio surfaces is extremely practical. Although gratings are manufactured with variations in thickness and design, our steel gratings are designed to last.

Our gratings can stand the test of time, and are suitable for outdoor use, as they do not get damaged easily. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about spilling your drink, water or any other liquid on your patio or deck surface, as it would just pass through the vented floor. Steel Grating Decks and patios are also easy to maintain, giving you some ease of mind in the long run.

Driveways

Driveway floors are usually made of concrete because of its high load-bearing requirements. Heavy-duty steel gratings are specially designed and engineered to withstand heavy weights, up to 4 times that of standard gratings. Heavy-duty steel gratings are realistic, reasonable and functional alternatives to traditional concrete driveways. These are extremely practical, especially for the provision of a drainage system below, to allow water to flow when you wash your car or even if it rains.

Walkways, Pathways, and Bridges

Steel gratings are absolutely perfect when used to surface pathways, walkways, and bridges, around gardens, over backyard creeks, koi ponds and even deck-side plants. Bridges or even raised walkways can be constructed easily with a steel framework and gratings, with plants growing under them. This allows the plants to receive enough sunlight while providing you with a strong, durable, weather-resistant and easily maintainable walkway. These raised or grounded platforms can be used for multiple purposes, to lay a full drainage system under or to lead to an outdoor deck, garage or workhouse.

Balconies and Overhead planes

Balconies are protruding platforms, on the sides of buildings with access from windows and doors on upper floors. Balcones are required to have high weight-bearing capacities to bear the weight of two or more people. Using heavy duty or galvanized steel gratings for this is extremely practical. Not only do they serve their main purpose, they are also extremely appealing and a perfect blend of architectural ingenuity and modern aesthetic. Outdoor overhead planes, especially those that incorporate gratings are mainly used to filter light and provide sufficient privacy while maintaining proper open ventilation.

Some other creative home and outdoor home applications of steel gratings could also include Fire pit grill tops, Steel stairs using gratings, ramps, table tops, fencing, pool borders, tree ground borders, and much more. To known more about our standard, special treated and coated gratings, visit our website.

Stainless Steel Handrails – why are they ideal

Stainless Steel Handrails – why are they ideal

We all known that Stainless Steel is one of the most used steel alloys in industries and homes around the world. Ever wondered what makes stainless steel so popular?
Stainless steel isn’t popular because they’re shiny and because you can see your reflection in them, obviously. However, their physical and visual characteristics do play a significant role in why they are so popular. The main reason as to why Stainless steel and stainless steel products are so extremely popular in homes, offices, and industries are their special resistive and durable characteristics. This steel alloy brings a lot to the table and can be used in a wide range of industrial, home and several other applications.
Stainless steel is generally mass produced, custom fabricated or used in the production of durable consumer and semi-finished goods. These goods include a whole spectrum of products and goods used in our everyday lives. Metal fabrication, automobile customization and fabrication, ship building, and home decor are just a few uses of this alloy. Stainless steel is also used in more domestic products, used in almost every home, office, commercial and public building in the world like handrails, door handles, safety railings, and so on. Handrails are designed to provide stability and support while climbing stairs or using an escalator. These rails are typically post-mounted or wall mounted, and are manufactured to comply with various strength and quality regulations, clearances and specifications. Handrails are manufactured with a number of variations, such as size, design and the types of material used like wood, cast iron, and stainless steel.

Handrails are designed to provide stability and support while climbing stairs or using an escalator. These rails are typically post-mounted or wall mounted, and are manufactured to comply with various strength and quality regulations, clearances and specifications. Handrails are manufactured with a number of variations, such as size, design and the types of material used like wood, cast iron, and stainless steel.

Why Stainless Steel Handrails?

Stainless steel and its unmatched qualities make them the perfect choice for handrails, and here’s why:

Modern Aesthetic Design

Like I said before, Looks matter when it comes to choosing fittings and decor for your home, office or other private, public or commercial facility. Stainless steel, with its shiny reflective surface, makes for good appeal, while serving the primary purpose of a handrail. Being a metal, these handrails can be molded, fabricated and custom made to fit any specifications or designs. Even any standard or minimal design provides your home or facility with a nice, modern, elegant feel.

Durability

According to most local, regional and international safety standards and regulations, it is mandatory that handrails meet certain specifications. This is mainly to ensure that handrails provide safety and support, thereby serving their primary purpose. Stainless Steel is a steel alloy that is extremely durable and resistant to various damaging and corrosive elements. Unlike wood, stainless steel does not bend or warp and is resistant to fire and other damaging elements like saltwater. Its extreme resistance to weather and fire, and its non-rusting properties make it ideal for outdoor applications too.

Easy Maintenance

Stainless steel handrails generally require little or no maintenance. They can be easily cleaned, and are not prone to getting damaged or ruined easily, reducing the need for timely replacements and repairs. Extra care like polishing and shining these handrails is about all that needs to be done to make them shine. They do not require polish and remain well-maintained even in the harshest of climates, which is one of the reasons they are used in various industrial establishments.

Economical

Stainless steel is inexpensive, or not as expensive as its alternatives when it comes to handrails. Being economical and extreme value for money is icing on the cake, adding to its popularity among both modern and elegant as well as price-conscious people.

Stainless Steel has been in use for ages together, and its aesthetic appeal will always remain. These advantages are not all, but some of the reasons why people prefer to used stainless steel products in their homes, offices and other buildings. The uses of steel and its alloys extend to more than just functionality, they can be used in art, to build some of the most well-known Steel structures in the world, and in a wide range of indoor and office and home decor. There are a lot more applications for steel and steel products like gratings, scaffolding, ladders, etc. Visit our company website to known more about the products and services we offer.

Grate Furniture Ideas – Steel Gratings in Furniture

Grate Furniture Ideas – Steel Gratings in Furniture

We all have an idea what steel gratings are and are aware of their applications in Industries, households, agriculture, transport and public sectors. Steel gratings come a large number of variations, which are suitable for many different standard and special applications, especially in industrial establishments. Floor gratings and mezzanines are commonly found in distilleries, breweries, treatment facilities, production plants, and in several other industries. However, they have also been incorporated in commercial spaces, homes and public facilities because of their functionality, easy installation, strength, durability and easy maintenance.

At Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC, we manufacture specially engineered steel gratings, which are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Our products are specially treated and come in several variations for you to choose from. Although Steel gratings are generally used to build solid, secure structures and incorporated in buildings during construction, gratings can also be utilized in small and creative applications.

Steel gratings in furniture

generally, when you think about furniture, you think about wood, steel and plastic, and a whole spectrum of items from cabinets to beds. Put plastic and steel aside for now, and think about furniture, fittings and home accessories that are built with or incorporate steel gratings. If you can’t think of anything, here are a few creative, ingenious and artistic implementations of steel gratings in home furnishing.

Center Tables

Center tables are at the heart of your living room, and a unique center table can make your living space look completely unique. Incorporating gratings in your furniture, such as the table in the image, adds a rustic yet elegant and aesthetically appealing fell to your home.

modern furniture - steel gratings used in center tables
Coated or standard steel gratings can also be added as tabletops to broken or damaged tables, thereby reducing wastage while saving money and repurposing old furniture. This is a great way to repurpose furniture with sentimental value and to add unique components to make your home unique and appealing.

center table with a steel grate table-top

Benches

Stainless steel or standard steel gratings can be used to construct roller workbenches or stationary benches. Fixing roller wheels on the legs can help protect your floor from getting scraped and scratched when moving furniture around.

workbench made of steel gratings

 

These benches are far more comfortable than they look and are strong enough to bear extreme weights. Grates are also used to construct public benches in parks, bus stands, and other public places.

public park benches

Fireplace Log Rack Gratings

Gratings provide the perfect fireplace log racks. They can be custom made and designed to your specifications, and to fit your fireplace perfectly. Make your home look even hotter with custom, modern, and unique fireplace log racks. Steel gratings can also be used as

fireplace log rack gatings

Steel gratings can also be used as fire pit and fire sphere-top grills for a fun barbecue night, camping trip or outdoor party.

Decorative Furniture

Shiny new stainless steel gratings or old worn iron gratings can be used to create unique decorative and artsy furniture pieces. They can be made to look antique and elegant or even like an artistic steampunk masterpiece, both being appealing in their own way.

decorative steel table