Corten Weathering Steel (also known as Cor-Ten) is popularly used to create outdoor sculptures such as the Angel of the North and bridges due to its incredible strength. The name COR-TEN refers to the two distinguishing properties of this type of steel: corrosion resistance and tensile strength. Cor-ten (known as weathering steel) organically evolves to its environment, producing a vibrant orange patina, which not only protects the steel but creates a stunning rustic finish. Please see our image gallery for an example of the weathering process and colour changes the product can go through.Please note its run off properties as some staining to surfaces can occur in the initial curing period. The natural weathering of Corten usually takes between 1 and 9 months depending on climate. During this time, some patina run off may occur, with possible staining to adjacent materials (such as concrete, paving slabs, tarmac, decking etc). We therefore advise customers to take this into account when initially positioning their product. Once the patina has fully developed the steel will self-seal eliminating any run off. LuxUnique are not responsible for any staining that may occur as a result of run off during the weathering process. Corten Steel naturally weathers over time to create a beautiful rusty orange-brown patina. It is often selected for its practical benefits and corrosion resistant qualities, but recently has become the trendy choice for garden landscaping. Corten is incredibly strong and was originally developed for bridge building. Corten Develops its own protective film which slows the rate of corrosion which saves the cost of initial painting and the maintenance costs of repainting. It gives corrosion protection to unpainted areas which have been damaged.
Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels. Cor-Ten Develops its own protective film which slows the rate of corrosion and saves the cost of initial painting and the maintenance costs of repainting. Step by Step Weathering Guide of Cor-Ten Steel.
Stage 1 - Freshly manufactured Corten Steel. At this stage the dark oily residue coats the Corten Steel. Stage 2 - The oily residue is beginning to break down, as the Corten Steel begins to weather. Stage 3 & 4 - The Run-Off stage This can take around 3-9 months depending on weather and positioning.
Stage 5 & 6 - The final stages of the weathering process. Some Run-Off may still occur as the Corten Steels patina develops to a striking, more consistent appearance.During the weathering process the Corten Steel produces carbon run off or staining to adjacent materials such as stone or concrete. To reduce any possible staining, we recommend raising the product up off the ground by placing it on a suitable slab of concrete which will prevent any direct contact with the flooring material and reduce the risk of any run off staining occurring. After the initial reactive period the Corten will cure and self-seal, with little to no carbon run off. The weathering process of this product is integral to it and as such we will not accept any responsibility for damage caused to surrounding materials as a result of carbon run off.
After the initial reactive period Corten steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon run off. The process of self-sealing can take between 3-9 months depending upon location.
For more information about Corten and its weathering process please refer to our website. Please note that we may dispatch a Corten product at any stage of its weathering process. We also offer bespoke Corten Steel Firepits in any size. This item is also available in a painted black finish.Please see our other listings. We will always endeavour to dispatch products to you as soon as we can. We may deliver the item ourselves, using our own driver or sub-contract the item to a courier service (depending upon your location). Coal burns significantly hotter than wood and may damage the firepit. Do not use an accelerant such as petrol to light the firepit. This may damage the firepit. Never leave a burning firepit unattended. Ensure the firepit is fully cooled before cleaning out. We recommend a flat surface to place our firepits. Do not place it directly onto wooden surfaces such as decking. The firepit should be placed at least 3 metres away from any stricture or combustible surface. For full terms and conditions of sale please refer to.
Terms and Conditions - LuxUnique. The item "Corten Fire Pit/Steel Fire Pit/Metal/Patio Heater/Square/UK Made/" is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Garden & Patio\Outdoor Heating, Cooking & Eating\Fire Pits". The seller is "luxuniqueuk" and is located in Nantwich.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.