Corten Steel Sheet
Weathering steel is usually referred to by its trademark name COR-TEN (or simply Corten) and is known for its superior corrosion resistance and thickness. This is because the surface of the steel forms a protective oxide layer when exposed to the weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to protect itself. This protective surface layer continues to regenerate over years of exposure.
Australian Steel is one of the leading Corten steel sheet suppliers in Melbourne, providing Corten steel sheet to suit a range of applications.
The protective properties of Corten steel sheet offer the following benefits:
- The plate steel never requires treatment for longevity before installation
- It creates a unique industrial look that works as an interesting design feature
- It makes for hard-wearing, cost-effective cladding
- It removes the need for painting. In fact, painting Corten steel sheet actually eliminates its corrosion resistance because it prevents the protective film from forming over time
Popular uses for Corten steel sheet in Melbourne and across Australia include:
- Outdoor sculptures
- Marine transportation
- Large structural applications such as Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, the Leeds Metropolitan University, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), and MONA
Available Plate Steel Sizes & Thicknesses
We are proud fabricators and suppliers of Corten steel sheets in different sizes and thicknesses, including:
- 6m corten steel sheets
- 2mm corten steel sheets
- 3mm corten steel sheets
- 4mm corten steel sheets
- 5mm corten steel sheets
- 6mm corten steel sheets
Purchase Our Premium Plate Steel for Sale Today
Contact the leading Corten steel sheet fabricators and suppliers in Australia today to discuss your specific application and find out how we can help. Call our Melbourne office on (03) 9580 2200 or fill out our online contact form to request a quote for a bulk order before you buy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Corten Steel?
Corten steel, also known as weathering steel, is a group of plate steel alloys used for outdoor construction projects. Corten steel eventually develops a rusted appearance due to being in an outdoor environment.
Is Corten Steel Harder than Mild Steel?
Yes, it is. Corten is known for its high level of resistance to atmospheric corrosion when compared to other types of steel.
What is Corten Steel Used For?
It is commonly used in outdoor construction projects, such as bridges, sculptures, railcars and other large structures.
Can You Paint Corten Steel?
There is no need to paint Corten. In fact, this type of plate steel was designed to remove the need for painting.
How Do You Accelerate Rusting on Corten Steel?
Spray saltwater onto the steel and let it dry once applied. Repeat this process every day until rust starts to appear.
Does Corten Steel Stain Concrete?
Yes, rust runoff from a steel surface can stain concrete, paint, stucco and stone surfaces. However, this can be avoided if it is used correctly.
Can You Bend Corten Steel?
Yes, Corten plate steel can be bended as required.
How Do You Clean Corten Steel?
Rinse the rusted surfaces of the plate steel with water to remove any natural debris or contaminates.
Is Corten Steel Expensive?
Corten steel usually costs three times more than mild steel. However, the cost will also depend on various factors, such as the amount, length and weight of the steel you wish to purchase. This will all be listed on the quote we’ll provide you with.