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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.
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.
What we offer
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We are one of Ontario's trusted Corten steel providers, we stock a variety of different thicknesses and have the equipment to cut those sheets down to whatever is required. We stock 11 ga, 14 ga, 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", and 1/2" raw stock (unrusted).
Offering Raw Corten steel, or we can fabricate a custom project using Corten.
To see some of our prefabricated products like lawn edging planted or tree birds please see the link below!