Metal: Care and Glossary
Our collection includes exclusive designs executed in quality metalwork, from classic to contemporary.
We design most of our metal furnishings and accents with low-carbon steel that is hand-forged, welded or cast. When appropriate, we may occasionally use handwrought iron.
- Cold-Rolled Steel
- Extruded Steel
- Galvanized Iron
- Galvanized Steel
- Millscale Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Tubular Steel
- Wrought Iron
The finishes we apply to our metal furnishings do double duty. They enhance the look of the design and protect the metal from unwanted oxidation.
Dust regularly with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the finish. Iron or steel frames will rust if the finish is scratched or if your furniture is exposed to excessive humidity, particularly in salt-water locations.
Our collection includes exclusive designs that feature recycled materials, including Gerflor®, a manmade material that is resistant to heat, liquid and abrasion. It is extremely durable and easy to clean.
Hot-Rolled Steel - Steel that is processed while hot, making it easy to create different thicknesses. Although this type of steel is less susceptible to rust, it is usually treated with a protective finish to prevent rust.
Powdercoat - Extremely durable electrostatic finish achieved by coating metal furniture with electrically charged paint powder that is then baked and fused to the metal surface. The result is smooth, even and durable.