Friday 6 September 2013
Stainless Steel Corner Guards Are Functional and Attractive for Apartment Buildings
Is there anything less attractive than the chipped drywall in an apartment building’s lobby? While it testifies to countless movers whose boxes and bulky furniture items have come in contact with the finished corners at the elevator or stairwell areas, it also gives the building’s interior an unappealing and unkempt appearance. With our stainless steel corner guards, this kind of wall abuse quickly becomes a distant memory.
Fashioned from 304-grade stainless steel, the corner guards protect against chipped drywall and the resulting cracks that call for patchwork repairs. Angled at a perfect 90 degrees and available with the in-demand WallGrip edge that minimizes the guard’s exposed edge, it is usually a good idea to install these products when the walls are new and the paint is fresh and free of blemishes.
The standard 22-gauge material of the guards is sufficient for most decorative applications. Depending on your needs, these guards are also available in thicknesses of 16, 18 and 20-gauge. Sizes vary from the standard two inches by two inches to a larger six inches by six inches. This type of coverage can be an excellent idea in the loading dock or on the walls around the freight elevator in the basement. If the 90-degree is not quite what you need, check out the 135-degree option instead. The latter is perfect for high-impact corners.
Installation of these stainless steel corner guards is a snap. Keep the peel-off PVC coating in place until you have positioned and properly adhered the guards with some good-quality construction adhesive. This prevents any accidental scratching with power tools. Remember to place the corner guards at the most impacted places around your venue. Since the brushed surface is quite attractive and stainless steel is currently the hot finish in interior design, there is no need for compromising and going with a paintable surface instead.
In fact, you may like the look so much that you take it from the apartment lobby to the inside of the units as well. Give kitchen walkways an ultramodern look – and protected corners – with attractive stainless steel guards. Boss Corner Guards knows that you want to keep your venue looking great but also have a budget to maintain.
Contact us today for information on the competitive pricing of our 48-inch and 96-inch stainless steel corner guard multi packs, and discover how installation of these guards will save you money on wall repairs.