Top 5 Reasons to go Titanium on your Balustrades

titanium coated balustradesTitanium has become ever more popular within the commercial as well as residential sector, with hotels, casinos and upmarket homes deciding on titanium coated balustrades to compliment the architecture. However, titanium has more benefits than just looking aesthetically appealing.

 

 

Titanium, in general, has various different uses:

 

  • Firearm production
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Structural engineering
  • Surgical instruments
  • Dental implants
  • Space aeronautics
  • Jewellery

 

  • as well as balustrades.

 

As with any application, there are specific reasons why titanium is used on balustrades:

  • Lightweight:

Titanium’s high strength-to-weight ratio properties mean it’s lighter than steal – which is not only extremely important when designing, but it’s also appealing – especially if it’s a DIY project.

  • Anti-corrosion properties:

Especially when living by the coast, finding anti-corrosion products become an important factor in order to keep your home in tip-top shape for years to come. Replacing balustrades isn’t something you want to do annually.

  • Anti-bacterial:

When it comes to properties where there are a lot of visitors such as hotels, casinos and even cruise ships, having anti-bacterial surfaces are important to prevent the spread of pesky germs. According to the Journal of Applied Microbiology, it has been proven that a titanium dioxide coating has the potential of stopping vegetative micro-organisms from developing.

  • Hypoallergenic:

Titanium is biologically compatible, which means it has no effect on the human body – causing no allergic reaction. So individuals with sensitive skin would have no problem coming in contact with titanium coated balustrades.

  • Easy upkeep:

Less cleaning means a happy wife, due to the fact that titanium doesn’t mix with your body chemistry – leaving no oily finger marks and unnecessary cleaning.

  • Strength:

When paired with other metals or elements such as stainless steel, Titanium becomes ductile and stronger than on its own. Titanium is also resistant to stress corrosion cracking, unlike steel.

 

You may also be interested in Maintaining your Glass Balustrades

 

Sources:  https://juleslife.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/titanium-products-for-health/

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