Stainless Steel Meshes

At Codina Architectural, we work mainly with four metals: aluminum, brass, copper and stainless steel. Each one with different treatments and finishes. On this page we will see the main characteristics of the stainless steel mesh that we offer; We will see its properties, the available treatments, the different uses that we can give it and the most popular stainless steel meshes in this house.

Stainless steel properties

Stainless steel is a metal material that is highly resistant to corrosion and wear, making it a popular choice in a wide variety of construction and industrial applications. It is mainly composed of iron, nickel and chromium, and its resistance to oxidation and corrosion is due to the formation of a passive oxide layer on its surface that protects it from the environment.

The properties of stainless steel include excellent tensile and compressive strength, making it ideal for supporting structures, machinery, and equipment. Furthermore, it is a durable material that can withstand extreme temperatures and heavy loads without losing its shape or structure.

Stainless Steel Woven Mesh

Stainless steel woven mesh is a common application of this material. These meshes are made of stainless steel wires woven into a specific pattern to create a strong and durable net . These meshes are commonly used for filtration, separation and protection in various industries, including food, pharmaceutical and chemical (go to Codina Metal), as well as in construction and architecture (Codina Architectural).

The benefits of stainless steel mesh include its ability to resist corrosion and oxidation, they are optimal for use in humid environments or those exposed to chemical agents. In addition, these meshes have a high tensile and compressive strength, which allows them to withstand heavy loads without losing their integrity.

Another advantage of stainless steel woven mesh is its ability to filter and separate materials, this allows its use in liquid and gas filtration and separation applications. They are also highly flexible and can be adapted to different shapes and sizes, making them ideal for architectural and design applications.



painted stainless steel mesh
painted stainless steel mesh

Treatments and finishes of stainless steel meshes

Stainless steel can be treated and finished in a number of ways to improve its appearance, durability, and resistance to corrosion. Some of the most common treatments and finishes are described below:

  • Natural Stainless Steel: Stainless steel can be left in its natural state, which is smooth and silver. This finish has good corrosion resistance and is easy to clean, but is prone to scratches and stains.
  • Painted: Stainless steel can be painted with a corrosion-resistant paint to improve its appearance and strength. This finish offers good rust protection, but can wear over time and is susceptible to scratching and chipping.
  • Blastblasting: This process is carried out through the use of an abrasive that is projected at high speed on the surface of the metal. It can be done with sand, steel shot, glass shot, among others. The type of abrasive used will depend on the desired finish. This finish offers good corrosion resistance and is less prone to scratches and stains than natural stainless steel.
  • Grinding: The grinding steel process is a surface finishing technique that involves the use of a grinding wheel to polish and refine the surface of the steel.
blastblasted stainless steel mesh
blastblasted stainless steel mesh

Regarding the advantages of each finish, natural stainless steel is easy to clean and is ideal for applications where high resistance to corrosion and hygiene are required, such as in the food industry. Paint is a good choice for applications where a more striking aesthetic is required and to protect stainless steel in corrosive environments. Ground steel offers advantages such as a better aesthetic appearance (bright and polished), greater resistance to corrosion, improvement in the flatness and uniformity of the surface, greater resistance to fatigue and ease of cleaning and maintenance. Blasting provides a smooth, shiny surface that is ideal for applications where high-end aesthetics are required, such as in the jewelry and watch industry.

In summary, the treatment and finishing of stainless steel depends on the specific needs of the application. Each finish has its own advantages and disadvantages and must be carefully selected based on the aesthetics, durability and corrosion resistance required in the application.

Applications of stainless steel mesh in architecture

Stainless steel mesh is a popular material in architecture due to its versatility and durability. They can be used in different architectural applications, such as facades, cladding, divisions of interior spaces, ceilings and solar protection systems.

Stainless steel louvers are often used on facades to create an exterior envelope that protects the building from the elements while allowing natural light and ventilation. They can also be used as interior wall and ceiling coverings, providing an attractive and resistant finish.

Another common application for steel wire mesh in architecture is as sun shading systems, either as fixed or mobile sun screens. These systems help reduce the thermal load on the building, reducing the need for artificial cooling and ultimately lowering energy costs.

In conclusion, stainless steel gratings have a wide variety of applications in architecture, from facades and cladding to interior room dividers, roofs and sun shading systems. Their versatility and durability make them a popular choice for architects and designers looking for a strong and aesthetic solution.

Steel wire mesh is a very versatile and useful material in architecture due to its various advantages. Some of its advantages are described below in each of the applications:

production of stainless steel meshes


Stainless steel mesh models by Codina Architectural


malla de acero inoxidable para arquitectura eiffel 40100
Eiffel 40100
Malla tejida de acero inoxidable para proyectos de arquitectura Mies R
Mies R
malla de acero inoxidable Coderch











Codina Architectural Jacobsen 1515 Metal Mesh
Jacobsen 1515
malla metálica de acero inoxidable Paxton
Modelo de malla de metal de acero inoxidable Torroja F
Torroja F