Choose your metal based upon your strength and aesthetic
Regardless of which metal you choose, all our metals have the same
ratings. However some metals are more rigid than others - you can
this if you were to press your finger on a pegboard at a point
two mounting points - a pegboard made with a more rigid metal will
less flex in and out, at this point.
Galvanized Steel is strong and rigid with a silvery grey appearance,
has no paint that can be inadvertently scratched over time. However
is not suitable for outdoor or wet environments.
Brushed Stainless Steel is the best metal available - we use the same
stainless steel used on high end appliances. It's rigid and hard and
the most scratch resistant of all metals. It also has no paint that
be inadvertently scratched over time, and is suitable for outdoor
Brushed Aluminums can approach the looks of Brushed Stainless Steel
are softer and more susceptible to scratching over time. They are
1/3 the weight and lower cost than Brushed Stainless Steel, and are
somewhat suitable for outdoor and wet environments.
Diamond Plates offer a high-performance and industrial appearance -
busy diamond pattern is excellent at hiding abuse over time.
Diamond Plates are colored by a chemical process which is the most
durable method to impart color onto metal, and therefore are more
durable than painted finishes.
Aluminum Colors offer a high grade painted surface in many bright
but as durable as we make the paint, it is indeed a paint and
susceptible to scratching over time. Anodized Finishes, however, are
much more durable than painted finishes, but only available in
Steel Colors also offer a high grade painted surface in colors, but
as durable as we make the paint, it is indeed a paint and therefore
susceptible to scratching over time. The Steel colors are 24GA and
one gauge thinner than our Galvanized Steel which is 22GA. Therefore
unless having a color is an absolute must, Galvanized Steel is
a better value.
For most applications, our lightest gauge is adequate. If your
application will be in a high impact or high traffic area,
consider upgrading to thicker gauges.