Cladding is the process of adhering a thin outer layer of material overtop another material or object. This is generally done to protect the inner core material or object.
Metal Cladding refers to applying a thin outer layer of metal overtop an inner core material.
Use of Metal Cladding can be identified dating back to the 16th century. People of this period would wear an outer layer of metal overtop their body's during battle. Metal cladding of this period was used as a form of physical protection against injury while engaged in physical confrontation.
Today's technology has progressed far beyond the days of wearing metal coat's of armor. This form of metal manipulation still has many present day uses. Metal cladding is used for a variety of elevator applications. Most notable being the use of metal cladding in modern elevator lobby entrances and cab interiors. Architectural metal cladding will dramatically improve the look and durability of your elevator lobby entrance.
$ Stainless Steel
$$ Textured Metals
$$$ Muntz Bronze
$$$$ Specialty Metals
- Long Grain
- Cross Grain
- Non-Directional Grain
- Mirror Polished
- Super Mirror Polished
Tastefully clad in satin stainless steel, this elevator hoistway entrance looks refined with clean lines and a reflective shine that would turn the head of any traveler. It's stainless steel finish makes the hotel hallway wallpaper really pop. This entrance cladding project turned out great, bringing a brightness to this hotel's freight cab elevator entrances.
Clad in #8 mirror polished stainless steel. A reflective mirror finish really brightens up this elevator entrance lobby. The finish on these elevator entrances complements the lobby wall finishes well.