Corten Steel brings authentic, industrial chic to your garden or outdoor space. A number of important things to note with the Corten Steel are as follows:
There is a process of weathering that occurs that can take between 3 and 9 months. It is during this period that the corten steel forms a protective coating as it rusts – changing the colour from raw steel to a rusted finished. Throughout the weather process, there is a liquid ‘run off’ that continues to a lesser extent, long after the weathering process has ended. Please bear in mind when thinking about purchasing a corten steel product, the ‘run off’ is a by product of the protective rusting that occurs, and it may stain some materials that it comes into contact with, like stone or concrete.
Corten - rather than a material in its own right, is a Steel alloy that has an increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion. This product is also known as weathering steel.
The vibrant colour of Corten steel, makes it unique for a number of placings and applications. Firstly, for traditional designs, a fully weathered corten steel planter might look like one of the original fittings of an aged design. As for more modern design schemes, the rusted finish provides a distinct industrial feel. Perfect for adding some edginess to what might otherwise might a dull, minimalist design. Steampunk is becoming a more and more popular design niche - and there are very few sustainable garden lines that you can buy as new to meet this need. We sell the Corten Steel in a number of models, from various incarnations of a cube planter - that is to say, cubes with feet, low cubes etc, to towers, troughs and a few rounded columns. Between these different styles, you should be able to find what you are looking for. Buy Now, from Flora Select.