The Large Steel Water Bowls will add a stylish, simple elegance to the garden. These attractive water features are manufactured using Corten Steel ensuring a long life.
The Water Bowls are available in 100cm and 120cm Diameter and come with a welded base to keep the water bowl stable.
The Corten Steel develops a rich, rust patina over time. This rust layer acts as a barrier protecting the blue steel beneath making the steel extremely strong and durable. During the weathering process the water bowls may have some carbon or rust run off which can cause staining.
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- Large Corten Steel Water Bowls
- 5 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee
- Adds simple, stylish elegance to the garden
- 100cm Diameter x 18.5cm High - base measures 28cm D x 4cm H
- 120cm Diameter x 22.5cm High - base measures 32cm D x 4cm H - Currently
- Made from 3mm thick corten steel
- Weathers to develop a rich rust patina
- Rust layer protects blue steel beneath for great strength
It does not matter if there is water in the bowl during the oxidation process, as it will still 'weather/oxidise/rust' under water, though at a much reduced rate. Any residue will sit at the bottom of the bowl as a 'sludge', which can be then be rinsed out periodically. If possible, it is better to keep the bowl empty and weather it in the air instead. You can then speed up the rusting process by misting the steel with a salt water solution. This will not damage the steel, and is recommended by the manufacturer.
More information about Corten Steel:-
Corten Steel is a special steel originally developed for bridge building and skyscraper construction due to its incredible strength. When the steel weathers it develops a dense oxidisation layer which protects the blue steel inside. If this protective layer is compromised, it will simply form a a new skin to protect itself. This makes Corten Steel extremely durable and gives it far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels.
When you first receive your Corten Steel products they will arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered condition. Once placed outside the weathering process will begin. This can take some time; Corten Steel has a reactive patina period of between 3 and 9 months depending on location and climate. The patina or rust acts as a protective barrier - it will not penetrate or compromise the structural integrity of the material. The colouration of each item will vary as the weathering process takes place, eventually producing a rusty brown patina.
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 this possible staining, some Corten Steel products are supplied with small feet or a stand, lifting the product and preventing direct contact with the flooring material. After the initial reactive period Corten Steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon run off. The weathering process of Corten Steel is integral to this product and as such we will not accept any responsibility for damage caused to surrounding materials as a result of carbon run off from Corten Steel products. Please ensure you do not place your product on any surface that may be damaged during the weathering process.