What Kind Of Surface Are Available On Stainless Steels?

- Sep 16, 2017 -

What kind of surface are available on stainless steels?

From Wuxi xichu stainless steel co.,ltd

There are many different types of surface finish on stainless steel. Some of these originate from the mill, but many are applied during processing not from mill. For example polished, brushed, blasted, etched and coloured finishes.

The importance of surface finish in determining the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel surface cannot be overemphasised. A rough surface finish can effectively lower the corrosion resistance to that of a lower grade of stainless steel.


The European standards for stainless steels have attempted to define the most common surface finishes. However, due to the proprietary nature of many suppliers’ finishes, it is unlikely that complete standardisation is possible. This is a summary of the most common types for each product form

Common Surface Finishes for Stainless Steel sheets. Some also apply for Coils or strips.

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2B: Mill finish, Cold rolled, heat treated, pickled, pinch passed. The most common cold rolled mill finish. Dull grey slightly reflective finish. Can be used in this condition or frequently is the starting point for a wide range of polished finishes.


NO.1: Mill finish, Hot rolled, heat treated, pickled. The most common hot rolled finish. A non reflective, rough surface. Not normally used for decorative applications




No. 4:  Top used on Elevator/lift, nice face

Hairline: one more step than No.4

Embossed: designed, there are dimonds, checkered, or something else, for decorating ,or skid resistance

Etched: designed, use chemical water to make the flower, tress, or some other design

Titanized: Vaccum titanium for color sheets, such as gold, rose gold, blue, black,top used in decoration building or products.

Mirror: Mirror finish is good on thin sheet, below thickness 1mm ,the thicker, the mirror finish is not quite good. 8K is normal, super mirror called 10k or 12k

Pls find the process from our website Video http://www.xichustainless.com/video


I will introduce more in future news

Regular Stainless Steel grade we sell: 201/304/316L/430/410/2205 and so on.


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