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In its most simplistic explanation weathered steel is steel that forms a protective rust, is low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing.
Weathered steel was originally developed in the 1930’s as a atmospheric resistant steel. The name Corten was developed by the makers US steel.
Today there are lot of different names for the product. Along with the trade name of Corten, weathered steel, cor-ten steel.
Discover the Timeless Beauty and Unmatched Durability of Corten Steel
Corten steel, also known as weathered steel, is a remarkable material that offers numerous advantages. Its corrosion resistance, durability, and low maintenance requirements make it ideal for outdoor structures exposed to harsh weather conditions. Additionally, its unique rusted appearance adds a distinctive and attractive aesthetic to any project. Corten steel is also sustainable, as it is made from recycled materials and can be recycled at the end of its life cycle. Overall, Corten steel's combination of practicality, aesthetics, and sustainability make it a great choice for a wide range of applications.
Weathered steel, also known as Corten steel, is highly resistant to corrosion and can withstand harsh weather conditions. This makes it a durable material for outdoor structures, such as bridges, buildings, and sculptures.
Unlike other materials that require regular maintenance and painting to prevent corrosion, weathered steel develops a protective layer of rust that acts as a barrier against further corrosion. This reduces the need for ongoing maintenance and saves both time and money.
Weathered steel has a unique and attractive appearance. The rusted surface gives it a rustic and industrial look that can enhance the visual appeal of any structure or landscape. It is often used in architectural designs to create a modern and contemporary aesthetic.
Weathered steel is a sustainable material choice. It is made from recycled materials and can be recycled at the end of its life cycle. Additionally, its long lifespan and low maintenance requirements contribute to its overall sustainability.
Weathered Steel Features
The Rusting Process
What Makes Corten Unique?
Corten steel is designed to naturally oxidize (rust) while still keeping its tensile strength. Basically, once left to the elements the steel will rust, similar to regular mild steels. The difference is the composition of Corten allows it to keep its tensile strength only forming rust on the outer layer. This thin layer of rust will then go through the patina process until cured. The patina process will change the colour and tones of the material over a 6 -10-week period, during the period rust run off is present (rust drips). Once cured the material will continue to evolve with the environment for years to come without losing any strength!
Where is Weathered Steel Commonly Used?
Corten is all Around! Just Look!
Corten started to gain strength in popularity long after it was invented by US Steel in the 1930s. Its original use in railcars was a practical one, citing low maintenance and long lasting in the elements. Those same advantages make it popular today with large infrastructure projects like bridges and skyscrapers. Corten is also used for its look and feel, great for accents or to tie in with the natural environment. We sell and create custom Corten projects for landscapers installing lawn edging, planters, signage, artwork and more! Some of our biggest clients are also architects using the product in a number of creative ways on building exteriors and other elements of design.