Stainless Steel Wall Panels
Stainless Steel Wall Panels
Stainless steel wall panels have emerged as a modern and versatile solution for homeowners seeking both aesthetic appeal and functional durability in their living spaces. These panels, crafted from corrosion-resistant stainless steel, offer a myriad of benefits that make them an attractive choice for interior design.
One of the primary reasons homeowners opt for stainless steel wall panels is their exceptional durability. Unlike traditional wall materials, stainless steel is resistant to rust, corrosion, and staining. This resilience ensures that the panels maintain their sleek appearance over time, requiring minimal maintenance and reducing long-term costs for homeowners.
Beyond durability, stainless steel wall panels contribute to a contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic in any home. The smooth, reflective surface of stainless steel adds a touch of elegance to kitchens, bathrooms, and other living spaces. The material’s neutral tone also complements various design styles, from minimalist to industrial, making it a versatile choice for homeowners with diverse tastes.
Practicality is another key factor driving the popularity of stainless steel wall panels. The material is easy to clean and sanitize, making it an ideal choice for spaces where hygiene is crucial, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, the non-porous surface resists the growth of bacteria and mold, promoting a healthier living environment.
Stainless steel wall panels are also known for their resistance to fire, making them a safer option for homeowners concerned about the well-being of their families and property. The panels can withstand high temperatures without warping or releasing harmful toxins, enhancing the overall safety of a home.
Wall Panel Installation
Most types of construction adhesives will work for stainless steel wall splashes to wall surfaces. Adhesive will vary in their “set up” times. More forgiving products like Liquid Nails may require longer direct pressure times to hold backsplash panels in place. Please refer to the manufacturer’s product specifications for set and dry times. Various construction adhesives are available at Home Depot, Lowes, lumber yards and hardware stores.
Products that work well for us are OSI Formula 38 and PL200 or PL400, which are quick setting adhesives used for general construction. With any adhesive, follow the application recommendations for proper use. Many will recommend that you apply the adhesive, press the backsplash panel in place, then pull it away for a few seconds, they re-apply the panel with direct pressure. This process aids in the “set up” of the adhesive. Once in place, simply palm or press your hands firmly accross the panel repeatedly to ensure proper contact with the backsplash panel, adhesive, and wall surface. If an area “pulls” away, re-apply pressure to that area.
Placing temporary bracing or taping the edges with removable tape will help hold the backsplash in place when using slow drying adhesives. For mechanical fastener preferences, drill and install small screws or designer nails along the perimeter of the wall panel.