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  • Zen Metal Art & Landscaping
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  • Zen Metal Art & Landscaping
  • Zen Metal Art & Landscaping
  • Zen Metal Art & Landscaping
  • Zen Metal Art & Landscaping

Corten Steel

Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN steel is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years.

"Weathering" means that due to their chemical compositions, these steels exhibit increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion compared to other steels. This is because the steel forms a protective layer on its surface under the influence of the weather.

The corrosion-retarding effect of the protective layer is produced by the particular distribution and concentration of alloying elements in it. The layer protecting the surface develops and regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of the weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the 'protective' coating.

Corten steel art is also referred to as rusted steel art or weathered steel art. The colours generated by the ageing steel blend beautifully with foliage colour and provide an organic, "rustic" element within the Landscape. 

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