Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel
THE TYPES OF STAINLESS STEEL
20 gauge, 18-8 stainless steel

A good quality steel with 18% chromium and 8% nickel content. This type of stainless steel is typically used for sinks that are 8" deep or less

18 gauge, 18-10 stainless steel

A heavier weight stainless with 18% chromium, and 10% nickel. This type of stainless steel results in the ability to draw a deeper sink bowl

14 and 16 gauge stainless steel

Most often used in fabrication of institutional sinks such as kitchen sculleries, wallmount washup sinks, mop and service sinks. Franke Commercial Systems Vandal-Resistant Securityware products are fabricated from heavy duty 14 gauge stainless steel for the utmost in durability.

Type 316 stainless steel

A corrosion resistant steel, and is intended for applications such as labs where acids and other corrosive materials are present.

BOWL FINISHES

Bowl finishes on Franke Commercial Systems product range from brush to satin. A brush finish, typically found on vanity basin bowls is easy to clean and has a soft luster. A satin finish is somewhat more aggressive, with a definite grain line. This type of finish is practical, particularly in a heavy use application, as any scratches may be blended into the grain line.

DECK FINISHES

Franke Commercial Systems products have two distinct finishes by product type.

Our vanity basins have a mirror deck finish, which is very bright and shiny. This finish is the most common on faucets and soap dispensers used in public washrooms.

All of our other commercial products have a satin finish deck, which will stand up to the rigors of time and repeated use, and the natural grain of the steel will disguise any scratches acquired from use.

Mirror Deck Finish

Mirror Deck Finish

Our vanity basins have a mirror deck finish, which is very bright and shiny. This finish is the most common on faucets and soap dispensers used in public washrooms.

Satin Deck Finish

Satin Deck Finish

All of our other commercial products have a satin finish deck, which will stand up to the rigours of time and repeated use, and the natural grain of the steel will disguise any scratches acquired from use.