Stainless Steel Countertops
This is usually one of the most specialized application work surfaces. Field modification is difficult so exact field conditions and dimensions are necessary prior to fabrication. The material is usually type 304 or 316 stainless steel. Material determination must be made according to application. The steel is cut, joined, welded, ground and polished. Steel work surfaces include integral sink basins, raised edges, back and side splashes. The bottom of the work surfaces are reinforced with welded hat channels or wood framing and are usually coated with a mastic to deaden sound and minimize sweating. This type of work surface may be free standing on tubular legs or fitted to laboratory casework. Drain boards and sink basins may be sloped.