An age-old design rule is to never combine different metals, especially when it comes to cabinet hardware. Luckily times are changing, with mixed metals bringing an elevated depth of style to any space when done right. There are some tricks of the trade to help you blend styles to get a layered look. Below, we’ve put together some do’s and don’ts to follow as you choose your cabinet hardware. (more…)
When it comes to selecting hardware the decision can be overwhelming, especially hardware for white cabinets. On a white backdrop, hardware plays the starring role and ends up being a focal point, so you want to make sure you’re choosing styles and finishes that enhance the feeling of the most central room in your home: the kitchen. So, how do you make your selection?
Grade 316 stainless is one of the most widely used types of stainless steel on the market due to its superior corrosion resistance, particularly in acidic environments. There are several advantages to 316 stainless steel properties when compared with other grades, so we’ve put together a quick reference guide highlighting the properties, applications and benefits of 316 stainless steel. (more…)
Stainless steel, especially the 400 series stainless steel, is one of the most advantageous of all stainless grades. Known primarily for its wear-resistance, the diverse range of the series allows for accommodation across various industries. Having so many options within the 400 series requires education about what’s appropriate for the job.
Here are a few things to consider when selecting 400-grade stainless steel. (more…)
Have you ever found yourself wondering: does 304 stainless steel rust? If so, you’re not alone – a common misunderstanding about stainless steel is that rusting is impossible. While it offers the most corrosion resistance compared with other metals and alloys, the reality is that stainless steel can rust in specific environments.
Below, we dig into the common applications of 304 stainless steel, causes of rust and how that impacts the industries that 304 stainless steel is used in. (more…)
It’s no secret – new stainless steel hardware such as cabinet pulls and knobs can make all the difference when updating your living space. Plus, they’re an easy weekend project that you can even install yourself if you do it correctly! Wondering where to begin? We’ve got you covered.
Keep reading to learn our best tips and tricks for DIY hardware installation!
When choosing the drawer hardware, trying to determine the length of stainless steel pulls to use can be frustrating. At Arthur Harris, we understand that if your hardware is sized appropriately, it will make all the difference in functionality and style. To make this process simpler, we’ve created a written drawer pull size chart for you to reference when choosing your drawer pulls. (more…)
Design is truly in the details, especially when it comes to home hardware for drawers and cabinets. Though it may seem like a minor detail, hardware can ultimately make the biggest impact in a room. Updating hardware is a surprisingly simple way to give old, outdated kitchens, bathrooms, and other spaces in your home a fresh, stylish new look. If find yourself wondering where to begin with home hardware and how to choose the right size cabinet pulls, let this article help guide you to implement the best hardware for your home. (more…)
Metal finishing for float balls is a special process used in float and tank applications. Finishing may require treating the exterior or interior of the float ball for a variety of purposes. A particular surface finish is necessary for a food environment. Weighted float balls may be necessary for specific gravity requirements when tanks have heavier liquids or more than one liquid in them. Magnets may be located within float balls to actuate float switches. There are numerous types of processes that require metal finishing for float balls. Here are several metal finishing methods offered by Arthur Harris and their intended applications. (more…)
One of the best ways to upgrade your kitchen without a full remodeling is to upgrade your cabinet hardware. Stainless steel bar pulls and satin nickel bar pulls are two popular hardware choices for kitchen cabinet upgrades. New pulls are an easy and affordable option and can make a big impact on the look of your kitchen. Stainless steel and satin nickel are silver-toned metals that offer visual appeal and a degree of detail that will bring a fresh, new feel to your kitchen. Each blends in well with modern appliances and each can provide the finishing touch in the design of your kitchen. (more…)