Stainless Steel is selected because of its inherent corrosion resistance, workability and its attractive appearance. Regular maintenance and cleaning of all types of stainless steel is required to keep these attractive attributes. Stainless steel must be kept clean for a long material life. We have sourced a reliable supply of 316 stainless steel that we use on our high-end furniture. This is a rare find in the outdoor furniture industry. We bring this to you and the unbeatable wholesale prices that no-one can match.
Selection of the correct type of stainless steel for the environment is a necessary prerequisite. Swimming pool and beachfront areas generally require higher grade #316 stainless steel. Dirty, smoggy or industrial environments will require more frequent cleaning programs as will high humidity marine environments. Strong bleaches and chloride based cleaners should not be used on #304 stainless steel. To keep the original appearance stainless steel must be cleaned when it looks dirty.
For outdoor use, clean every 6-12 months (or when necessary). Treat it like your car!
For routine cleaning ph neutral soap and water is sufficient applied with a sponge or cloth.
Fingerprints are best removed using 3M stainless steel cleaner.
Stains and discolouration generally require the use of a Scotchbrite® pad to brighten the material and then the application of a cleaner such as 3M stainless steel cleaner to help protect the stainless steel.
Powder coated aluminum is an aluminum based construction material that is commonly used in the manufacture of outdoor furniture. The powder coating on the aluminum helps to enhance the ability of the metal to resist corrosion and damage from the elements. This property of the material helps to make powder coated aluminum deal for outdoor furniture.
Cleaning usually involves washing occasionally with a soft sponge and a mild soap. Many people will use an automotive spray-on wax once or twice a year. This may help keep with keeping the finish looking brand new. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
BATYLINE® by OUTDOOR COLLECTIONS
Batyline mesh is a French made material. It is an extremely durable and high quality material consisting of a polyester fibre covered by a coating of PVC, making it nearly impossible to tear. It is 100% synthetic and resistant to rot and mildew. It is highly resistant to UV radiation and fading, although like all materials left outdoors, slight discolouration is unavoidable over time. The membrane is flame retardant, although the material can melt near a heat source (i.e. from a cigarette burn). It can withstand temperature extremes, ranging from -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) to 70 degrees Celsius (158 Fahrenheit). Direct contact against heat lamps, lights or other heat sources should be avoided.
The flexibility of material is ideal for clients wishing to avoid the need for cushions.
Also, its resilient properties make it an ideal material to be near swimming pools or other aggressive environments with chlorine or salt water.
Sagging is minimal as it has a maximum stretch of 3%. It also has a memory – it will slowly regain its original shape after it has been used, especially when placed out in the sun.
Avoid sharp objects from coming in contact with the material, as it can be cut.
Under the manufacturer’s ‘Texyloop’ recycling process, the high quality of Batyline has allowed for it to be reused in numerous industrial applications.
To clean, simply wash mesh, with a mild natural soap (such as liquid dish detergent) and fresh water, using a soft bristle brush. Rinse and dry with a cloth, to avoid water stains from setting on the stainless steel frames.
Baytline fabrics dry very quickly because of their open structure.