Which material shall I choose for my glass balustrade?

The majority of our glass balustrade fittings are made from the following materials:

  • Stainless Steel: Strength and Durability
  • Aluminium: Lightweight and Corrosion-Resistant
  • Zamak: Economical Solutions for Specific Needs

Material Insights:

  1. Stainless Steel: 304 grade, 316 grade and 2205 grade stainless steel options are available. Grade 316 is recommended for outdoor use due to its higher resistance to corrosion.
  2. Aluminium: Lightweight and corrosion-resistant, strengthened with anodised layers for enhanced durability. You can find Aluminium mostly used in our Frameless Glass Railing Channels.
  3. Steel: Strong but prone to scratches and corrosion, coated with protective layers for various finish options.
  4. Zamak: An economical choice for indoor use, often used for products like glass clamps.

304, 316 or 2205 grade Stainless Steel, which one should I choose?

It depends on your need and where you are. While there're some chemical differences between them, the main difference when being used for glass balustrade fittings is their suitability for outdoor use. 316 grade and 2205 grade are recommended for both indoor and outdoor use due to its higher resistance to corrosion, while 304 grade is only suitable for indoor use.

For high-chloride or high-saline areas like near the sea or a pool, opt for 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel — it lasts significantly longer than 304 Grade Stainless Steel.

If acid and salt exposure aren't issues, 304 Grade Stainless Steel is equally suitable.

In specific environments like swimming pools, using 316 grade or 2205 grade with a Mirror Polished finish is essential.

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