Surface Finish On Stainless Steel

The surface finish on a stainless steel sheet, as produced by a mill, is generally the result of basic processing and hence the resultant is usually a very crude finish, either dull or bright. Mapple gives a new dimension to stainless steel by creating several surface finishes, which are specially designed & developed for aesthetic applications. We add innovative textures to the surface using various operations like polishing, belt grinding, buffing, shot blasting and etching. These textures are not only visually appealing but also beautifully tactile and are inspired by nature to abstract and graphic surfaces.


No.8 Mirror finish

This is a buffed finish having a high degree of reflectiveness which can be done on all the grades of stainless steel. It is produced by progressively using finer abrasives and finally finishing with extremely fine buffing compounds. The final surface is blemish free with a high degree of image clarity, and is the true mirror finish.


No.4 Satin Finish

This is a ground unidirectional finish obtained with 150/180/320 grit abrasive. It is not highly reflective, but is a good general purpose finish on components which will suffer from fairly rough handling in service.

Scotch Brite Brushed Finish

This finish has smooth & exquisite grains, which looks shorter than Hairline but longer than No.4.


Hairline finish

Seemingly endless polishing lines applied with Scotch Brite pads gives the hairline, long-grain, or fine-line finish its unique appearance and makes it more reflective than a No. 4 polish.


Bead Blast finish

This finish results in a non-directional textured surface with a soft satin reflection and low reflectivity.This finish has an aesthetic appeal and enhances the surface properties of stainless steel.