The Introduction Of Architectural Hardware
Architectural hardware began in artisanal workshops such as ironmongers’ shops, coppersmiths’ shops and tinsmiths’ shops. In China, nail-making workshops existed during the Tang Dynasty, where nails, latches, locks and door rings were made by hand. In the 19th century, with the widespread use of metal materials and the needs of society, architectural hardware developed rapidly, with many small factories or workshops producing steel nails, hinges, pins, window hooks, spigot valves and woven wire window screens. Later on, mechanical processing equipment was gradually adopted to replace manual production, and many specialised enterprises were formed. With the continuous improvement of the standards of various building facilities, modern architectural hardware products have developed from a single variety to a series, and the requirements for their aesthetic and decorative effects have become higher and higher. The production process of architectural hardware products has also made great progress. Most of the products have been developed from semi-manual and semi-mechanical operations to semi-automatic or fully automatic mechanical production lines. Architectural hardware has been expanded from the traditional copper alloy, low carbon steel, etc. to zinc alloy, aluminium alloy, stainless steel, plastic, glass steel and various composite materials.
The Classification Of Building Hardware
Architectural hardware can be divided into five categories according to their use: door and window hardware, plumbing hardware, decorative hardware, wire and net hardware and kitchen equipment.
- Door and window hardware. A collective name for all kinds of metal and non-metal fittings installed on the doors and windows of buildings. There are building door locks, handles, braces, hinges, door closers, handles, pins, window hooks, security chains, induction door opening and closing devices.
- Plumbing hardware. Building water supply and drainage system, heating system and bathroom hardware used collectively. There are spouts, showers, water, commode fittings, vanity fittings, spray massage bathtub fittings, valves, pipe connections and other hardware in the bathroom.
- Decorative hardware. A collective name for the hardware used in the building’s water supply and drainage system, heating system and bathroom. There is a combination of metal ceiling, lightweight living partition, metal decorative panels, etc.
- Wire nail network category. Most of the carbon steel or non-ferrous metal made of a variety of wire, nails, nets and mesh products are collectively known. Widely used in construction projects such as buildings.
- Kitchen equipment. Mainly shabu-shabu tables, operating tables, vegetable cutters, stoves, cookers, ovens, kitchen cabinets, storage units and range hoods.
What Colours Look Best With Stainless Steel
The stainless steel countertop with the pink-green cabinet doors, neither of which are very bright or dark, reveals a gorgeous understated character. The black lacquered glass finish of the fridge creates a sense of atmosphere. The walls are finished with small rectangular white tile parquet, bringing simplicity and generosity.
Stainless steel with titanium, rose gold, champagne gold, coffee gold, rose red, wine red, fuchsia, pink, ruby blue, violet, emerald green, black titanium, grey titanium and many other colours that go well with stainless steel.
The main colour of stainless steel is: silvery white. However, after colouring stainless steel can be presented in more diverse colours, brown, blue etc. Now the colour stainless steel plate colour is gorgeous, is a very good decorative material, decorate with it as much as possible to show the noble quality, coloured stainless steel plate at the same time has strong corrosion resistance, high mechanical properties, coloured surface layer does not fade, colour with different light angles will produce hue changes and other characteristics.
In the colour matching we just need to pay attention to the colour coordination can achieve a good visual effect. Here to see the colour matching skills.
Home Colour Matching Principles And Techniques
- In the selection of furniture, generally will use the same tone of colour matching techniques, so that the visual effect is easier to carry out the overall colour harmonization effect.
- Similar shades of colour matching adjacent to two or more shades with together is called similar shades. Similar shades are characterised by only subtle differences between shades and tones.
- Contrast colourways Contrast tonal colourways are where two or more colours that are far apart are paired together, creating a sharp visual contrast depending on the differences in colour, and therefore creating a sense of contrasting tones. When choosing a colour match, there will be differences in brightness and purity, either horizontally or vertically. But this colour palette is very jumpy.
How To Blacken Stainless Steel Surfaces
Stainless steel blackening is divided into: low temperature blackening, optical matte blackening, high temperature blackening three.
- stainless steel low-temperature blackening process product quality better than the same industry, by the treatment of workpiece blackening film firm, better bonding, oil seal after the dark, a certain degree of wear resistance. In line with the national standard GB/T15519. but can not be comparable with high temperature.
- stainless steel optical blackening process is a special method of processing, so that the workpiece to get matte, non-reflective black oxide film, blackening film bonding force is strong, solid, no hanging ash, wear resistance is good, in line with the military standard WJ1535-82. widely used in lenses, lens barrels, lens shades and other precision optical equipment and components.
- stainless steel high-temperature blackening effect, good corrosion resistance, wear resistance, blackening film bonding is very strong, the surface layer of the treated workpiece with wear resistance, friction reduction, anti-scuffing, anti-bite, fatigue, corrosion resistance and self-lubricating properties. It meets the national standard SGS, GB/T15519, military standard WJ535-82, German standard DIN50938, American standard MIL-C-13924.
Types of Decorative Cabinet Hardware for Your Kitchen Renovation
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