What is Hairline Steel?
The term hairline steel refers to the surface texture of brushed or long-grain finish which resembles straight hair. For a variety of uses, including appliance enclosures, backsplashes in kitchens, wall cladding, and other architectural and aesthetic designs, brushed hairline stainless steel is frequently utilized. This finish is suitable for both interior and exterior products, as well as panels, ornaments and perimeters.
Our hairline steel comes in a wide range of colour options, which are processed with PVD coating, in addition to the distinctive hairline grain on the surface. The hairline steel’s brushed surface gives your architectural project a contemporary look that prevents fingerprint stains.
Hairline Steel Finish by Pattern
The straight wire grain runs continuously from top to bottom. In most cases, a fixed wire drawing machine can be utilised to swivel.
The current most common pattern is snow. It consists mainly of a few regular dots. Sandpaper made from insects can help you get there.
Each line in a nylon design is a different length. The soft texture of the nylon wheel allows for the grinding of uneven surfaces to produce the nylon pattern.
By using specialized grinding technique, the grain size can be adjusted. A larger grain size is exemplified by defined hairline (D-HL).
Scratch hairline steel is another example of a larg grain used during grinding. This finish offers a ragged industrial look, and can be rough to the touch.
Cross hairline is a finish achieved by grinding in the pattern angled from 2 sides, so that the strokes look like they overlap or cross at 45 degrees.
Benefits and Properties of Hairline Steel
The various hairline patterns on the brushed steel surface have a silky feel to them. This texture prevents fingerprint stains, and is easy to handle.
The hairline finish offers a classy appearance with both modern and traditional elements, and the distinctive design is ideal for decorative purposes.
The smooth surface of hairline steel may conceal fingerprints and sweat stains when people touch it, making it simple to clean and maintain.
Hairline-textured steel is resistant to rust and corrosion. It is resistant to rust, moisture, saline air, and other elements, making it the ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Hairline Steel Specifications
|Standard||ASTM, EN, DIN, GB, ISO, JIS|
|Grade||304, 316, 201, 430. Both L and S varieties included|
|Length||Up to 6m or custom|
|Width||Up to 1.5m or custom|
|Fabrication||Welding, bending, CNC machining, forming, shearing, laser-cutting, etc|
Applications for Steel with Hairline Finish
A brushed hairline finish is ideal when using steel for surfaces that are constantly handled by people in public spaces, such as elevators, kitchens, restaurants, and so forth, as these surfaces are readily discoloured and unclean. The dense hairline grains on the surface appear lovely and create a gentler tone, and its roughness can conceal scratches, fingerprints, and other flaws. For purposes where a highly reflecting effect is not required, hairline stainless steel sheet is always the #1 choice.
Hairline Steel Fabrication
The ornamental hairline steel is preferable to other material types for applications requiring corrosion resistance and durability. It may be tailored to meet the specific needs of the customer and is suited for a variety of architectural uses. As a manufacturer of custom-made metal products, KDM offers a variety of surface finishing services appropriate for various metal kinds, such as galvanized steel, stainless steel, and mild steel.
To achieve the hairline finish, we thoroughly polish the metal surface with a metal bristle brush rotating on a wheel or belt that moves in the same direction when polishing the metal surface. After using a medium non-woven abrasive belt to polish the surface with some greaseless compound to make it more delicate, it eventually achieves a scratched texture and effect that is absolutely gorgeous.
The most common grade of steel sheet used in commercial applications is 304. Grade 304 stainless steel sheet is resistant to rust and corrosion, has a high melting point, is a fire-proof and heat-resistant material. A flexible type of material, 304 stainless steel with a polished surface is frequently used for kitchen sinks, backsplashes, food equipment, bathroom ceilings, and walls. Adding a hairline finish to it makes it much more versatile.
The best stainless steel to further increase resistance to corrosion and oxidation is grade 316L stainless steel, often known as marine grade stainless steel. The carbon content of the letter “L” is less than 0.03%, making it easy to weld. For the facade, various indoor and outdoor aesthetic applications, tools and facilities for food, and any application that requires a high level of resistance, 316 stainless steel with a hairline finish is typically utilized.