COR-TEN – MATERIAL
COR-TEN A and COR-TEN B – steel types with higher resistance to weather conditions. Due to specific chemical compositions when maturing exposed to the weather changing factors, the steel gains a thin protective layer (oxide coating), the colour of which resembles rust. It is a natural tarnish with a brownish tint. This is exactly the coating that protects steel from further material loss and consequently makes any additional preservation unnecessary. Its unique design benefits even more from changing weather conditions, such as wind and rain.
Application of cor-ten steel has no limits. Its unique properties are used for production of bridges, steel masts, containers, chimneys and stoves. These resistant to corrosion types of steel, when used for constructions, behave the same as construction steel with analogous mechanical properties.
Cor-ten steel is getting more common in small architecture applications. Elegant brownish surface, covered with tarnish creates an outstanding architectural virtue. It shows amazing effect when used as architectural façade coffers on buildings and private properties, giving them a specific style.
New application of cor-ten steel is now common within urban open spaces and gardens. Applying modern flower pots, fire pits or benches results in unforgettable, industrial design.
STEPS OF CORTEN STEEL