Sheet Metal Surface Finishes

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After sheet metals are fabricated, including stainless steel, aluminium, and other metal products, it’s also important to be further processed with some surface finishes and treatments. You may notice that surface finishes for stainless steel sheetaluminium sheet and other sheet metal can not only provide them with aesthetic appeal and stunning design to catch everyone’s eyes, but also help improve their wear resistance for specific purposes and longevity. As a matter of fact, sheet metal finishes and treatments are widely utilized for commercial and industrial applications, as processing technique has developed, more and more options of surface finishing have come out to provide a variety of styles and functionalities.

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    Types Of Sheet Metal Surface Finishes

    For different visual effects and application purposes, there are a variety of types of surface finishes for sheet metal fabrication. All of them can bring you added value, such as aesthetic appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, and more. But different options of surface finishes provide different properties, performances, and processing costs, and not all options are suitable for all metal materials, so it’s so critical to consider your requirements when choosing the proper surface finishes for your decorative sheet metals.

    Brushed Metal Sheet | Stainless Steel Finishes | TBK Metal

    Brushed Metal Sheet

    The surface texture of brushed metal sheet looks like hairline, so it’s also called hairline finished metal sheet, it’s dully polished with a metal bristle brush, which is turning on a wheel or belt that moves in the same direction when polishing the metal surface, then use a medium non-woven abrasive belt to re-polish the surface with some greaseless compound make it more delicate, and it eventually achieve a granular/scratched texture and matte effect that looks stunning.

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      Sandblasted Metal Sheet | Aluminium Finishes | TBK Metal

      Sandblasted Metal Sheet

      Sandblasting process is that the metal surface is hit by some abrasive materials (such as sand, walnut shells, metal soda ash, etc.) which are forced at high speeds to clean and treat the surfaces. The surface of the metal sheet or plate comes with an unique bead-like appearance, and presents a stunning decorative effect. Sandblasting finish is commonly utilized for the surface of stainless steel or carbon steel, in order to improve its resistance to oxidation and corrosion.

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        Mirror Stainless Steel Sheet | TBK Metal - Top 10 Manufacturers

        Mirror Metal Sheet

        Mirror metal sheet is mainly use stainless steel as the substrate for a highly polishing process, it can help the surface achieve to a shiny, bright, and highly reflective effects that look like a mirror. This is processed by directionally polishing with some abrasive compounds in a few steps, and the surface is finally buffed with a rouge compound. As mirror metal sheet features with aesthetic look and visual art, so it’s widely used for interior, exterior decoration, furniture, sanitary ware, and so on.

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          2B | Matte Finish Stainless Steel Sheet Sheet | TBK Metal - Top 10 Manufacturers

          Matte Metal Sheet

          Stainless steel sheet with 2B finish surface are called Matt Finish Stainless Stainless Sheet, the surface roughness is generally defined upon request. One-sided patterned stainless steels are also available, which features a flat one-side. These types of stainless steels may be used to create various textures and patterns, which can reduce the noticeability of damages. Matte finish stainless steel sheets are commonly used for building entrances and are often ...

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            Satin Finish Stainless Steel Sheet Metal | TBK Metal

            Satin Metal Sheet

            The surface of satin finish stainless steel sheet is processed by applying a No. 6 finish, and it’s matt and looks like silk texture. The different textures and patterns can be achieved according to the application requirements. The surface of satin stainless steel looks like brushed stainless steel sheet, it is low-reflective and often used for building entrances and other areas where damage is less noticeable. Those with a mirror finish are easier to see if ...

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              Etched Stainless Steel Sheet | Etched Metal Sheet | TBK Metal

              Etched Metal Sheet

              Etched metal sheet is also known as engraved metal sheet, as the engraved patterns and designs on it are achieved with etching method, which is a chemical process. This type of fabrication is widely used for various decoration and furniture applications. It is easy to etch or engrave your own patterned designs on the metal material, and it can be an artistic and beneficial method to create your own metal artworks with a precision finish and stunning design.

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                Powder Coated Metal Sheet | Sheet Metal Finishes | TBK Metal

                PVDF Coated Metal Sheet

                PVDF coated aluminium sheet is one of the innovative types of powder coated metal sheets. PVDF coating is a type of paint that is applied to the surface of the sheet, which is a mixture of polyester and fluorocarbon. PVDF coated aluminum sheets are known to have excellent properties, including excellent weather resistance and rust resistance. These sheets can last for up to 20 years, which is an impressive figure. Compared to PE (Polyester) painted aluminum sheets, ...

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                  Anodized Metal Sheet | Metal Surface Finishes | TBK Metal

                  Anodized Metal Sheet

                  Anodizing finish is a processing combination of electrolytic & chemical, it can help process the metal surface with a layer of natural oxide layer, which can make the appearance with decorative effect, and improve its resistance to corrosion and oxidation. Aluminium is the most proper substrate for anodizing, anodizing process can perfectly generate a tough protective layer of aluminium oxide on the surface, unlike other finishing types such as plating or painting, it’s not easy to peel and chip.

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                    With many years of experience producing and marketing finished metal sheet products, TBK Metal has extensive know-how in the customer’s requirements, and we’ve always made our products to meet their purposes and needs, so all these pushed our processing techniques of surface finishes to get improved more and more. The surface finishes we serve can be utilized both for finished and semi-finished sheet metal products, no matter the products you need to process are in small or batch quantity, we provide our products and services to make you satisfied.

                    What We Can Fabricate With Metal Sheet

                    TBK Metal fabricates an extensive range of patterned sheet metal & plate for an exterior facade, interior cladding panels, dividing panels, interior screens, and other decorative metal sheet applications. We can customize the metal pieces with a variety of patterns and styles according to the customer’s requirements.

                    Perforated Metal Sheet | TBK Metal

                    Perforated Metal Sheet

                    Perforated metal sheet is a decorative type of metal sheet products processed by some alternative pattern shape punching fabricating works, it is easy to fabricate an opening hole in wide varieties of shapes and patterns. This allows you ...

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                    Decorative Patterned Sheet Metal | Laser Cut Metal Sheet | TBK Metal

                    Laser Cut Metal Sheet

                    Laser cut metal sheet is fabricated with laser cutting process, which is the extremely effective way to cut sheet metal, and it’s also called CNC laser cutting or laser beam cutting. For most fabricators, using the laser cutting process is the favorable solution ...

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                    Embossed Metal Sheet | Decorative Patterned Sheet Metal | TBK Metal

                    Embossed Metal Sheet

                    Embossed metal sheet is a decorative type of metal sheet fabricated with a embossing process that leaves concave-convex patterns and designs. When embossed metal sheets are fabricated, the metal sheets pass through between a pair ...

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                    Custom Water Ripple Stainless Steel Sheet | TBK Metal - Top 10 Manufacturers

                    Water Ripple Stainless Steel

                    TBK Metal provides a diverse range of water ripple stainless sheets & metal sheets, which come with an exclusive style that looks like a water ripple effect. They are all appealing, functional, and durable, used in a variety of applications such as ceilings, ...

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                    Expanded Metal Sheet | Decorative Patterned Sheet Metal | TBK Metal

                    Expanded Metal Sheet

                    Expanded metal sheet is fabricated with a combinative process of slitting and stretching to make numerous diamond-shaped opening holes on it. The sheet metal options can be aluminium, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, or other metal materials ...

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                    Corrugated Metal Sheet | Decorative Patterned Sheet Metal | TBK Metal

                    Corrugated Metal Sheet

                    Corrugated metal sheet is made of industrial metal piece with regular ripple shape design which is like a series of waves. It’s generally used for architectural applications such as roofing, siding, wainscoting, fencing, etc. As corrugated metal sheets ...

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                      There a many patterns & style options in our decorative sheet metal, such as straight lines, circles, side staging, end staging, pattern size, array pitch, and other specific specifications. If you need any help in selecting suitable patterns and styles for your products, feel free to contact TBK Metal. TBK Metal invests substantially in our manufacturing equipment and facilities. In addition to various standard patterns available in our range, we also help customers to design and customize a variety of patterns and styles based on their individual requirements.

                      Metal Types Can Be Processed With Surface Finishes

                      For further processing our plain sheet metals with surface finishes, the metals we use as substrates include stainless steel sheets, aluminium sheets, copper sheets, galvanized steel sheets, and so on. All the sheet metals we use are durable and come with premium quality, and perfectly suitable for architectural and industrial projects.

                      Stainless Steel Sheet Metal & Plate | TBK Metal

                      Stainless Steel Sheet

                      Stainless steel sheet & plate provide durability and corrosion resistance for long-lasting use, they have the capability of withstanding rain, acid, salt, and other corrosive substances. As stainless steel sheet has high strength, so it’s strong enough to be utilized without much thickness, helping save much cost on material consumption. Stainless steel is an environmental-friendly material as its scrap is totally ...

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                      Aluminium Sheet Metal & Plate | TBK Metal

                      Aluminium Sheet

                      Aluminum sheet metal and plate are made from aluminum alloy. They are the most common forms of industrial aluminum, which are widely used in packaging, construction, and aerospace industries. They are available in different forms, including diamond sheet, expanded sheet, perforated sheet, coated sheet, or painted plate. Sheet and plate are made from the same metal, but the sheet is thinner than the ...

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                        For corrosion resistance and durable applications, the decorative sheet metal would be better to be made of stainless steel. It’s not only suitable for a wide range of architectural purposes, but also can be customized according to customer’s bespoke requirements. The patterns of the embossing or opening hole in decorative sheet metal & plate is fabricated by the process type and the shape of the mold. As a custom-made metal fabricator, TBK metal provides various surface finishing services that are suitable for different metal types, including stainless steel, aluminium, copper, galvanized steel, and so on.

                        Applications Of Sheet Metal Finishes

                        At TBK Metal, our sheet metal finishes can provide your architectural and decorative projects with premium quality and aesthetic appealing, as we have many years of experience and excellent finishing technique. The applications of use of our decorative sheet metal make the construction projects with extraordinary stunning and beautiful appearance.

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                          In addition to being used to reinforce of the structures of construction, decorative sheet metal products also can be used as the exterior and interior decorative material. Decorative patterned sheet metal can be extensively used for many applications, such as ceiling panels, dividing screens, cladding panels, fence & hand railing panels.

                          Benefits Of Surface Finishes For Sheet Metal

                          There are some benefits you can get when processing your sheet metal with surface finishes, such as extensive options of aesthetic appeal, enhancement of durability and strength, resistance to chemicals oxidation and corrosion, excellent electrical conductivity, easy cleaning, and so on. All these can provide users with practical utility and longevity.

                          Enhancement Of Utilities

                          It can’t be denied that the longevity of finished metal sheet is longer than unfinished one. Metal sheet that are processed with surface finishes can help increase its resistance to wear and corrosion. Additionally, finished metal products can be well protected from chemical corrosion and physical abrasion, and other factors that may damage the metal. So it is basically required when you want the metal products to be more durable and practical.

                          Improvement Of Appearance

                          There are a variety of process options in metal surface finishes and it’s determined by the material type of metal and other factors. One of the significant benefits of utilizing surface finishing is to enhance its aesthetics. Metal surface finishing processes includes polishing it, removing the surface debris and sharp edges. Additionally, other processes also include powder coating, sandblasting, anodizing, etching. Different colors and textures are optional to improve its appearance.

                          Convenience In Cleaning

                          Metal sheet has a rough surface if when it is not finished. The effect of sheet metal finishing is to remove the contamination of rust and adhesion of dirt. Furthermore, you can substantially save you time to clean the surface. And you don’t need to use some harmful chemicals to pre-process the surface, frequent usage of chemicals can quickly cause the wearing of surface.

                          With different types of surface finishing processes for our metal sheet products, each option has its own benefits. Practiced and experienced technicians can help you find out the most proper way of sheet metal finishes, process your products with the most suitable finish. A perfect combination of advanced surface finishing techniques and premium-quality metal helps to improve the metal with more added value.

                          How To Choose The Best Types Of Surface Finishes For Your Sheet Metal

                          Choosing the proper types of sheet metal finishes has come to a challenging decision due to the numerous options of processing techniques available. However, you can take some factors as below into consideration when choosing the most proper options for your requirements. The first point you need to keep in mind is that what type of metal you will use for your application, and what type of surface finishes are suitable for your metal type. For example, the harder metallic materials are generally requiring a more intensive coating liquid to be overlaid on the metal surface. The second point that you need to consider is the budget you want to maintain to keep your project going. While you want the most suitable method for your project, is it the affordable option of surface finishing that you choose?

                          For the satisfactory service you want for your sheet metal finishes, there is no better alternative than TBK Metal, a professional metalwork fabricator in China. With a wide experience of providing overall solutions for many architectural projects, surface finishing is one of the important parts of that, which includes powder coating, sandblasting, anodizing, mirror finishing, etching, and more.

                          No matter what type or what grade of finishing you require to fit your task, a smooth surface or textured touch, a concise style, or a luxuriant design, TBK Metal can help achieve your desired effects. Feel free to contact us now and you will find out that our metal finishing service can bring you an awesome experience.

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