Researching Stainless Steel Tables
Going to the internet for online searches is a good way to start your research on the differences and styles, gauge and design of these tables for your facility. There are many styles to choose from with some custom made designs also depending on your budget and needs. Likely you will already have a good idea in mind exactly what this table will be used for and that will be your
starting point to narrow down companies and choices. If you have not already, measuring the space where you intend for the table to go would also be a good idea. Some have shelf’s under the table part for keeping tubs and equipment handy while you work and yet other table will have a storage compartment with doors, to give you some ideas of various styles. Custom made tables may take quite a bit longer to get installed in your workplace.
Reasons to Purchase Stainless Steel
The reasons for having Stainless Steel equipment are many and in researching them you may even find more uses than you originally had in mind. Here are just a few good reasons:
- Sanitary and easily cleaned.
- Can be sterilized with soap or basic solutions
- Depending on make and design, can be extremely sturdy and support heavy weights
- Has much less chance of rust or corrosion like many other metals have
- Stainless steel is very recyclable in both remaking and reselling to another.
- Is not porous so does not retain smells and liquids
Gauges of stainless steel and their various uses
Stainless Steel Tablesare generally going to come in a heavier duty metal to support substantial weights being placed on it. Depending on the project and research you may need to look into industrial stainless steel tables for added strength and longevity.
Stainless steel is measured by gauges, which is the thickness of the stainless steel. So the lower the number of gauge, the thicker the stainless steel will be. A general use sink or table made of 18 gauge stainless steel will likely be fine for lighter use. And for the type of industrial stainless steel table that will get heavy use and have need of a more solid base, 14 & 16 gauges are a good place to start with research on what is offered on the market.
Representatives from some of the companies should have a good knowledge of what can work best for your particular business, and the gauge or metal content. Having the measurements of the area you have for the table will help them decide which ones may work the best for you.
Prices and Shipping
As with the size and style of tables, there is a large variety of prices as well that will depend on what you are planning to use the table for and if you require more of a custom make than a standard size. For a light basic small stainless tables prices can start at under a hundred dollars and go up very quickly from there for larger industrial stainless steel tables to many thousands of dollars.
Different companies are going to offer different shipping rates as well, so be sure to check around and find out if there are combined shipping or special rates that might apply to your table.