A very basic discussion of stainless steel door hardware

Ergo wave pull in stainless steel finish Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca  90016 Photo by Doug Hill

Ergo wave pull in stainless steel finish
Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016
Photo by Doug Hill

If you have been shopping for door and cabinet hardware for yourself or for a client you have, no doubt, discovered the wide variety of options from which to choose, from style and design to color and finish.  We offer a variety of custom door hardware designs in different finishes including stainless steel.

What is stainless steel?

Without providing you with a lot of technical information you may never use, the simple answer is that stainless steel, unlike ordinary steel, contains various alloys such as chromium and nickel that render it corrosion, tarnish and rust resistant.  And it is good for the environment as it is 100% recyclable.  You can learn more about stainless steel at MidAmerica Stainless and here.

Are there different types of stainless steel?

Yes.  The most commonly used for our purposes is steel from the 300 series which is non-magnetic and corrosion and rust resistant.  This durable steel is used in industrial and commercial applications as well as building applications in the form of hinges, locks and other types of door and window hardware, appliances and even countertops and kitchen backsplashes.

Here at Martin Pierce Custom Hardware we usually work with two types of stainless–304 and 316.

  • While still very hard, 304 is softer and a bit easier to work with than the 316.
  • We describe the 316 steel as a marine grade or rust resistant and is best used for outdoor projects.  This grade can be a real challenge to tool and polish.

But we think you will agree that both steels result in a beautiful finish for the contemporary door hardware designs found in our Ergo and Morphic collections:

Ergo

Stainless steel door handle from the Ergo collection at Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles Ca  90016 Photo Doug Hill

Stainless steel door handle from the Ergo collection at Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles Ca 90016
Photo Doug Hill

Morphic

Morphic cylindrical pull with a hot orange powder coated accent from Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016 photo Doug Hill

Morphic cylindrical pull with a hot orange powder coated accent from Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016
photo Doug Hill

To view stainless steel architectural hardware,  as well as our entire collection of custom hardware and lighting, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.

Designers can visit the showroom located at:

5433 W. Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90016

323 939 5929

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About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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