Selecting the right stainless steel finish for your application is very important. You are probably looking for a long lifespan, corrosion resistance, and low maintenance needs. The right finishing is the way to guarantee that stainless steel will behave as expected.
However, the process can be somewhat confusing. There are different standards that offer their own designation for each type of stainless steel surface finish. Some manufacturers even create in-house standards to designate the surface finishes of their products.
To make it simpler for you, we recommend focusing on the most recognized standards around the world. For example, both DIN and ASTM standards are very common. Therefore, we are using these as our examples.