Friday 24 April 2015

Boss Is In Your Corner With Our Industrial Corner Guards

Don’t you just hate when the outside corner of your storefront or house looks weathered or chipped? It could be because of normal wear and tear or a 10 lb. cat named Sparkles scratching at it as if it were her favorite scratch post… Whatever the case, Boss Corner Guards will be in your corner.

Sometimes you're a new business owner or homeowner and you want a low maintenance option for the exterior or interior of your property. A one-time solution is available with corner guards.

They are durable, sleek and offer the best option for your money. Boss Corner Guard's most popular and best-selling corner guard, the stainless steel look, provides protection for residential spaces, apartments, and condominiums at a low-cost of $19 for one 48-inch piece or $36 for a 96-inch. That’s twice the length for less than twice the price. It has a beautiful brushed finish look that is sure to please. It is very similar in appearance to the high-end stainless steel kitchen appliances.

It gives you value and it adds value in case you ever want to sell your home. Want to know how it’s installed? You do it. You buy the product, put on some strong adhesive and wait 24 hours. Performing a quick and easy installation without any additional tools or additional installation fees has never felt better.

Actually, it does get better. Boss Corner Guards last and last and last. So even when you’re old and grey, your corners will remain looking like a new-born baby, or corner, or baby.
Industrial and commercial corner guards are also available each for a savings of $23 to $60 if purchased on the website.

Depending on the level of traffic in the area, 22-inch gauges might be your option for low traffic areas. 16-inch gauges might be for high traffic areas. Contact Boss Corner Guards for more information on our industrial corner guards, or our entire line up.

Thursday 16 April 2015

Stainless Steel Corner Guards: A Solid Investment

Corners take a lot of abuse. Whether it's moving furniture or taking a turn that's a bit too shallow with a forklift, all it takes is a single incident to leave a lasting scar on a building. Even the elements can wear away at corners, causing real damage over a relatively short period of time. That's why it's important to invest in stainless steel corner guards.

Are Stainless Steel Corner Guards Really Necessary?

While no one will argue that buildings should have their corners left unguarded and unprotected the necessity of stainless steel corner guards isn't always apparent. After all it's less expensive to buy and install plastic or wooden corner guards.

The problem is that corner guards are not an expense; they're an investment in your building.

Wood and plastic corner guards will splinter and break if they're struck, and they won't provide the same physical protection that stainless steel does. Not only that but sun, wind, rain, and even moisture in the air will quickly cause wood, plastic, and other subpar materials to bleach, grow brittle, and crack. Stainless steel will last for years and years showing no signs of wear and tear, while other materials will need to be removed, and new corner guards will have to be installed in their place. Those costs can quickly add up when you consider the cost of removal, the cost of buying new corner guards, and the cost of having them installed.

Stainless steel only has to be bought and installed once. In addition to the solid protection it provides your building's corners it also adds a smooth, space-age finish that gives an air of style and importance to even average locations. For more information on what makes stainless steel corner guards the superior investment simply contact us and talk to one of our experts!

Thursday 9 April 2015

Steel vs Plastic Corner Guards

When it comes time for you to decide on a material for the corner guards of your home or facility, it's important to know your facts. Though it may not seem highly important, the quality of your corner guards will make a large difference in your factory, warehouse, office building, and more.

If you are aiming for your facility to be rough and tumble ready, corner guards are a must. As the name implies, a corner guard protects corners and angles of walls from bumps, scrapes, dents, scratches, and more. If there is a lot of traffic going through your facility and it's not equipped with corner guards, you could be looking at a future of many wall repairs and replacements. This of course means time spent making the repairs, as well as money on the repairs themselves.
Corner guards are available in many different materials such as steel, rubber, plastic, and various polymers. The plastics and polymers are, unsurprisingly, the less expensive up-front option. However, steel corner guards offer a host of benefits above those made of rubbers and polymers. Some of these benefits include:

Resistance To Weathering
Steel is an incredibly stable material, meaning that it will resist any ill-effects other materials may suffer from due to weather changes. Extreme hot and cold both have very little effect on steel, whereas plastic can shrink, sag, wrinkle, bulge, crack, and shatter when exposed to an extremely hot or cold environment for a prolonged period of time.

Greater Durability
It's a fact that steel is stronger and more durable than any plastic or rubber material. Dings, bumps, and scratches which would be serious on any other material may well just buff right out of a steel corner guard.

Chemically Inert
Finally, steel is a highly inert material, unlike many plastics and other polymers. This means that steel will not readily produce chemical reactions with other substances. (In fact, stainless steel is so inert it doesn't even rust.) Highly acrid environments, such as those found in factories along the seaside, can eat away at and erode plastics. Similarly, various chemicals and even other plastics can cause a breakdown of the rubber or plastic itself when prolonged contact is made. This makes steel components an ideal choice for factories, warehouses, treatment plants, and more which handle possibly corrosive materials.

Though steel may have a slightly higher upfront price tag, you will save money in the long run on repairs and replacements of your walls and corner guards alike. If you would like to know more, we invite you to visit our website. You may also contact us directly with any questions or comments, and we'd be more than happy to assist you in selecting the right Boss Corner Guards for your project.

Thursday 2 April 2015

Industrial Corner Guards for your Auto Shop

Whether you run an auto shop, semi-truck service center, or fabrication garage, keeping your shop looking great is always a challenge. And, even if you own the building, rent, or lease it, you want your establishment to represent the quality of service you provide. Getting your technicians to keep the shop orderly is enough of a battle on its own, expecting delivery drivers, customers, service writers, and porters to maintain it as well is simply out of the question. And, in a busy auto shop, accidents will happen.

You need an interior space that can handle the wear and tear that comes along with the demands of owning an auto shop. From greasy hands, soiled clothing, large and awkward equipment, to heavy machinery, the brick and mortar part of your business is going to take a beating.

Prevent future, or additional damage to the corners of your shop's walls with industrial corner guards. Their sleek and professional look are aesthetically pleasing while being extremely durable. They are designed for high-traffic areas, and are very simple to install. Apply a quality construction adhesive to the back of your corner guard, hold for 15 seconds, and let it set for 24 hours, peel off the protective cover, and you're done.

Steel industrial and commercial grade corner guards will protect the corners of your shops walls, and give it a polished look while being easy to clean. For a very slick look, you can also choose Aluminum Checker Plate corner protectors.  Corner guards will also save you time and money from having to replace damaged dry wall, plaster, and chipped paint.

Maintain and protect your shop to make this dirty job a little less messy with industrial corner guards, and please contact us today for a superior product from a company with over twenty-four years of experience.

Thursday 19 March 2015

What Makes Stainless Steel An Ideal Cornerguard Material?

Typically, when we think stainless steel we think of our kitchen sinks or a high-dollar chef's knife. However, stainless steel is a highly versatile and strong material with a wide variety of applications.

Stainless steel is a steel alloy, classified as having a minimum of 10.5% chromium in its makeup. This specialized steel does not readily rust, corrode, or stain like regular steel would. Stainless steel's inherent resistance to corrosion and staining make it a popular material for use in tableware, surgical instruments, household hardware, sink basins, and appliances. Tanks used to carry orange juice and other similarly acidic substances are often made with stainless steel because of its resistance to corrosion. It's also an excellent material to use in jewelry because it will not react with the body and corrode or turn black.

It's these properties that make stainless steel an ideal material for support beams, railing, trim, and corner guards in facilities. Plastics and rubbers can warp in the heat or otherwise react to various chemicals and materials because of their volatile make up. However, stainless steel is relatively inert and would be a much safer option in facilities which manufacture chemicals or other hazardous materials. Stainless steel is durable and strong; you'll never have to worry about its ability to withstand rough treatment. Plus, caring for your stainless steel corner guards is a breeze. Simply wipe with some warm water and gentle detergent and your corner guards will regain that luster stainless steel is so well known for.

As you can see, stainless steel has a lot of benefits to offer your facility as corner guards and more. If you would like more information, feel free to visit our website. Feel free to contact us directly, and we'd love to go over your needs and suggest a few options for you.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Three Reasons To Install Stainless Steel Corner Guards In Your Restaurant

Your restaurant provides meals for hundreds, if not thousands, of people every week. There is always something happening in the front of the house and in the kitchen. Over time, all that action starts to show on the building, both inside and out. No place is this more evident than on the corners of walls in the kitchen and serving areas. This is where all the work gets done, so, it makes sense that it shows the most wear. But, the truth is, you don't have to live with it. In fact, here are three reasons to install stainless steel corner guards in your restaurant kitchen.
Minimizes Damage

Take a look around your kitchen and pay close attention to the corners at the entrances and around work areas. It's clear that the cooks bump into them with pots and pants, carts and equipment quite often. You can also see that the servers and those that bus the tables clip them on the way past with trays and bus tubs. Chances are they are nicked, scratched and damaged which allows moisture to get beneath the paint, causing serious problems. With stainless steel corner guards installed, no matter how many times they are bumped or banged, the corners stay in good condition.

Food Safe Surface

Corner guards made with 304-grade stainless steel cannot be damaged by food acids, dyes or fats. In fact, this grade of stainless steel is used in many kitchen appliances, pots and pans, utensils and equipment. In other words, it is completely safe to use in and around food preparation areas. What's more, the stainless steel does not emit any dangerous chemicals or odors, making it a very safe choice. In addition, this grade of stainless steel is immune to the effects of sterilization solutions and other cleaners which means it will last longer than other types of materials.

Ease Of Cleaning

Cleanliness isn't just a good idea in a restaurant, it's an absolute requirement. Bacteria and nasty germs can accumulate on kitchen surfaces and cause a myriad of diseases and illnesses. Stainless steel corner guards are impervious to most everything, but that doesn't mean they do not need a good cleaning. In fact, they should be cleaned at a minimum of once per day as well as any time they are soiled. The benefit of using stainless steel is that a quick wipe down with an antibacterial or stainless-specific cleaner and a soft cloth is all it takes to get them clean.

If you're concerned about the appearance and safety of your restaurant kitchen, contact us to discuss how our stainless steel corner guards can benefit you. We will be more than happy to go over the specs and to help you determine the proper size and style of corner guards for your application.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Industrial Applications for Aluminum Checker Plate Corner Protectors

Aluminum checker plate corner protectors are seen more often in warehouses, laboratories and high-traffic walk in refrigerators. They are less often used in interior decorating, offices and homes. So, what is it that makes the checker plate corner protector more suitable to high impact and high traffic applications?


The checker plate pattern provides greater resistance to dents while also protecting the heavy equipment that gets rolled, pushed and lifted during daily operations in a warehouse or restaurant. Aluminum checker plate guards don't allow moving parts to slide by, rather they provide traction - which is why you also see checker plate aluminum on steps, ladders and loading docks.


Checker plate aluminum corner guards are not just for looks, their main purpose in design is safety. Especially in heavy-duty applications like loading docks and warehouses where heavy machinery and fully loaded pallets are constantly on the move, every precaution is of the highest priority. Corner protectors act as a buffer between the wall and whatever is moving around and provide traction to help stop objects from sliding. And did you ever wonder why aluminum checker plate corner protectors are buffed to a mirror-like sheen? So they are easier to see! Unprotected corners can blend in with the background making them harder to see and easier to run into. When all your corners are protected with aluminum checker plate guards they can't be ignored. 


Boss aluminum checker plate guards are designed for a variety of surface applications from brick and concrete to drywall. When you order a package of our checker plate corner guards you can use the same installation process throughout your warehouse, your high volume commercial kitchen or laboratory. This saves time and money when covering all the corners from the loading docks to the storage area to the main office. You can even use our checker plate corner guards on shelving, material handling equipment and counter-tops. 

Contact us today with your needs, and we'd be happy to suggest the perfect corner protection solution for your project.

Friday 30 January 2015

Five Ways Stainless Steel Corner Protectors Can Change Your Life

At Boss Corner Guards, a corner is not just a corner. It's an opportunity. When it's not protected with stainless steel, it's an opportunity for injury or wall damage. When you've got stainless steel corner guards, however, you're in a whole other world.

When it comes to stainless steel corner protectors, we're convinced that it can change things for you. We're so convinced that we've got a list of five ways that it will do just that.
  1. Where do you want it? Imagine all the corners in your home and work-space. Remember every time that you've bumped into the corner with your shin or taken a chunk out of the drywall with a rolling cart. (Did you tell anyone, or just walk by?) Now imagine every one of those corners with a sleek, smooth, reflective stainless steel corner guard. No more sharp angles and no more chipped drywall. (And no more ignoring that ugly chipped drywall, either.
  2. High gauge stainless steel isn't always the best solution. Gauges at 22 and above are best used for industrial applications, and then only in specific environments such as walk-in refrigerators or low-volume storage areas. When thinking of corner guards for an office space stick to 16 or 18 gauge stainless steel for your corners as these gauges resist denting and are easier to install.
  3. Soft angles are easier to clean. Simple as that. Stainless steel retains its mirror-like shine for a lifetime and cleans quickly with a damp cloth. No need to worry about wiping off the paint or replacing bricks or tiles constantly exposed to scratching and scuffing.
  4. 304 Series stainless steel is an industry rating for the highest quality corrosion and stain resistant steel - about 18% chromium and 8% nickel (Study the Ingredients,
  5. A reasonable gauge (see our YouTube video to help choose the best gauge for you) is not only beautiful but nearly silent - no clangs or bangs, and they are guaranteed to stay in place - no matter how many times you bump into our corner guards.

Impress visitors and employees with the beauty and function of stainless steel corner guards on every exposed corner! Contact us any time, and we'd be more than happy to help you choose the perfect corner protection solution for your project.

Friday 23 January 2015

You Get What You Pay For With Metal Corner Guards

Corner guards are an essential purchase for any home building. These guards protect one of the most vulnerable architectural locations, and a building without them looks naked and unfinished. It's important to remember that when it comes to corner guards that you get what you pay for though, which is why it's a good idea to invest in metal corner guards for your building.

What Do You Mean Invest?

High quality metal corner guards are not an expense; they're an investment. By purchasing galvanized steel corner guards for a waterfront warehouse you are investing in keeping your corners protected from moisture as well as from the salt in the air. By installing brushed stainless steel corner protectors, you aren't just ticking an item off a checklist; you're making sure that your building is ready to stand up against accidents and impacts, while looking beautiful and modern at the same time.

It's true there are a variety of other options when it comes to corner guards. Wooden and plastic corner guards are both semi-popular options due to the variety of styles and their relatively low prices. Their short lifespan, however, makes them very expensive over time.  Over the life of the building though, metal corner guards are going to give you far more bang for your buck.

Playing The Long Game

While non-metal corner guards might look like a smart option, there are a lot of reasons they're actually a trap. For starters they simply provide less protection than metal corner guards do, which is a big consideration. Other materials are also less durable than metal, and thus they're going to have to be replaced more often. That means while plastic corner guards might seem like a great deal now because they're only two-thirds the price of metal corner guards, you need to ask how long they last. How many times is the cold going to crack them or the sun going to bleach and weaken them to the point that they need to be replaced? How much extra money will it cost to have the old guards taken down, and new ones put up in their places?

In the end metal corner guards will simply provide more protection for less money and less hassle. For more information on what kinds of metal corner guards would be right for your building's needs all you have to do is contact us today, and we'd be more than happy to go over all of the options available to you!

Friday 16 January 2015

How to Choose the Perfect Metal Corner Guards

Corner guards are the finishing touch to any building or remodeling project, commercial and residential. While they protect vulnerable corners from bumps and scrapes, they also hold aesthetic value. So, which metal corner guards will be the perfect finishing touch for your corners?

Industrial strength

For heavy-duty applications we recommend our Boss Industrial Strength corner guards. These corner guards are tested for strength and durability. The hot rolled steel in either 1/4 or 5/16 inch thickness handles a lot of abuse from delivery trucks to forklifts - you name it, this corner guard can take it.  Available bare, or primed as an option.


If versatility is the top priority, choose our Regular Steel Checker Plate corner guards. You have your choice of angles, either 90 or 135 degrees. They are available in a variety of lengths and gauges depending on anticipated use (heavier gauges for parking garages and warehouses, lighter for home or office use). You can buy these as-is or choose a galvanized finish option for added weather protection.

Galvanizing is the process of coating steel with zinc that penetrates the surface of the metal. Galvanized corner guards resist corrosion and withstand extremes of temperature and moisture better than any other metal, besides Stainless Steel.


By far the most popular option would be our Stainless Steel corner guards, which offer just about everything you could want: strength to protect (depending on gauge selected), superior corrosion protection and beautiful looks with their brushed finish.

Our Aluminum Check Plate corner guards are polished to add light and a high-tech look to the least likely of places. The gently rounded corners make household corners and high traffic office corners safer, and blend in flawlessly with the corner it is protecting. What about safe application to a variety of surfaces? These corner guards are easy and worry-free on everything from brick to drywall and plaster.

Let's talk corners!

Still on the fence about which metal corner guards are absolutely perfect for your space? Why not contact us today! We want to help you find the most effective, versatile and beautiful solution for all your corners. 

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Protection by Stainless Steel Corner Guards

After all the time and money was spent in building or renovating the facilities, you want to protect your investment. However, with so many options, it can be hard to determine what needs to be done. Your answer is to purchase and install stainless steel corner guards.

Indoor Use

Many offices have high traffic areas, such as when entering the building, lunchroom, or other general areas. These walls are especially important to protect. By using corner guards, it is possible to preserve the foundation of the facility and add class at the same time. Plus, if the high traffic area is a place where clients and customers are commonly located, they will admire the beautiful brushed finish of the corner guards.

Outdoor Use

Our corner guards can be used in outdoor facilities, such as parking garages, as well. Let's face it: not everyone pays attention at all times and accidents do occur. By using corner guards, you can protect your investment by minimizing damages caused by vehicular accidents.

Additional Benefits

Our corner guards are not just protective of your investment; in fact, they look great! Your staff, clients and/or customers, and visitors will be amazed by the beauty of our corner guards. Finally, our corner guards can be replaced. If extensive damage occurs, have no fear! We can help you in replacing the needed corner guards.

Let us help you in protecting your investment. Let us help you in creating beauty within your facility. Contact us today to see how our corner guards can meet your needs most efficiently, or with any questions you may have - we'd be more than happy to help!