Corten Steel is a special steel originally developed for bridge building and skyscraper construction as a result of its unbelievable strength. It develops a protective rust appearance on exposure to the weather, creating warm rich textures not at all times associated with metal.If this protective barrier is compromised, it is going to simply form a new skin to offer protection to itself. Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels, making it is ideal to be used in fire-pits, planters and water features. When you first receive your Corten Steel products they may arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered or completely weathered condition. Once placed outside the weathering process will begin. This can take a little time; Corten Steel has a reactive patina period of between 3 and 9 months depending on location and climate. The patina or rust acts as a protective barrier – it is going to not penetrate or compromise the structural integrity of the material. The colouration of each item will vary as the weathering process takes place, eventually producing a rusty brown patina.Stage 1 – Freshly manufactured Corten Steel. At this stage the dark oily residue coats the Corten Steel. Stage 2 – The oily residue is beginning to break down, as the Corten Steel begins to weather. Stage 3 & 4 – The “Run-Off” stage – This can take around 3-9 months depending on weather and positioning. Stage 5 & 6 – The final stages of the weathering process. Some “Run-Off” may still occur as the Corten Steels patina develops to a striking more consistent appearance.
100cm Curved Corten Steel Fire Bowl
Weathers to develop its own protective rust finish
New curved design, holes in the base for maximum air float
Stands to be had one by one
BUR008L – 100cm x H.20cm – 4cm lip, 3mm thick Corten Steel – 21.5kg