glossary: metals

Korson Furniture is renowned for offering high quality and innovative furniture; passionate for providing unparalleled quality furnishings that enable individuals to express their personal style in fresh and exciting ways. Whether you’re looking for dining, living or entertaining furniture, your home will benefit from the exceptional collections Korson Furniture has to offer. Nintyfive-percent of our products meet the demands of the busy hotel, commercial office, or hospitality industry, providing customer-pleasing results that withstand wear, while delivering the utmost in beauty and comfort.


Our chrome products are formed from high quality steel, which is electroplated with a chromium alloy, giving it a hard-wearing mirror finish that is resistant to scratches. Naturally resilient, it requires very little maintenance besides the occasional dusting. Featuried in both modern and traditional designs, chrome’s polished exterior allows it to blend in well to its surroundings, making it the perfect choice for any location.

Brushed Stainless Steel

A popular frame finish, brushed steel is created by hand-brushing stainless steel, a much more laborious process than chrome plating. Offering a distinctive, contemporary look, brushed designs are often chosen to match brushed kitchen appliances.

Polished Stainless Steel

A popular frame finish, polished stainless steel is a much more laborious process than chrome plating or brushed steel. Offering a distinctive, contemporary look, the polished stainless process involves grinding, polishing and buffing which decreases the micro-inch roughness and improves the high mirror image-defining quality of a surface.

Titanized Stainless Steel

Coloured stainless steel making a major comeback, one such method is titanized stainless steel. It is is a vacuumed titanium layered diffusion coating process that involves grinding, polishing and buffing which decreases the micro-inch roughness and improves the high mirror image-defining quality of a surface. Surface textures in 8K mirror and brushed.

Anodized Aluminum

Aluminum Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that creates a thin aluminum oxide film on the surface of aluminum substrates. The resulting anodized film is electrically non-conductive, protects the aluminum against corrosion and is resistant to wear. Aluminum anodizing is used widely in aerospace, automotive, defence, and medical environs.

Rustic Iron - Steel

Playing off the natural patina of iron, rustic iron brings tones of reds, browns and blacks and sometimes a hint of green. A great choice if looking for a patina to blend with, or substitute for, darkened copper. Hands down our most popular warm based finish. Surface textures in pebble and marbling.


Zinc is a metal with a number of characteristics that make it an ideal choice for use in busy kitchens and restaurants. Zinc’s natural properties provide years of virtually maintenance-free use. In addition, zinc’s blue-gray and brown patina blends beautifully with most building materials and surroundings. Additionally, zinc is nonporous, anti-microbial and antibacterial. It has a smooth surface that is easy to clean and maintain. Each zinc product will have its own unique characteristics and markings. This makes each product one-of-a-kind, rather than an ordinary machined product that can be purchased anywhere.

Powder Coated Steel

Powder coating is highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts, if any, of VOCs into the atmosphere. In addition, our powder coating over-spray that does not adhere to the part is retrieved and reused, virtually eliminating the waste commonly found in liquid finishing processes. More Durable: 60% Greater Resistance to Solvents • 74% Greater Resistance to Salt Spray • 94% Greater Impact Resistance. Surface textures in pebble and smooth.

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