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!