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Are Steel Grates Ecologically Friendly?

True, the main clientele of the landscaping industry is the people. Yet if we look at the whole picture, it is clear that many other living species could either benefit or risk their existence from the creations of the built environment. Instilling a sense of responsibility in landscape designers is thus essential, especially nowadays when natural catastrophes are frequently happening at an ever accelerating rate.

Steel Grates: Why It Matters To Consider The Ecological Impact Of Building Products

Instilling ecological responsibility signifies putting a higher sense of purpose back into the process of designing. It means going beyond the three factors that seem to dominate the decision-making process of today’s architectural and landscape design. Hence, landscape designers need not solely focus on functionality, commodity and delight, but also in sustainability.

This can be achieved by considering the ecological impact of the products used in landscaping projects. Steel grates, for instance, are familiar features in landscaped areas particularly in commercial and institutional properties.

Why Are Steel Grates Not Ecological?

Steel is a favored construction material because of its toughness. Steel achieves a state of greatly improved strength in two-folds. First, impurities such as silica, phosphorous and sulfur are eliminated because they weaken steel. Second, carbon is added to a melted iron solution since carbon acts as a hardening agent. Indeed, steel owes its sturdiness to its carbon content.

However, products containing carbon are not ecological. Carbon emission is the main cause of increased atmospheric temperature. Jonite offers a solution to this particular problem by providing reconstituted stone grates.

Steel Grates Vs. Stone Grates

Compared to steel grates (carbon alloy), reconstituted stone grates are composed of recycled and low impact materials. It’s true that stones are less durable, but Jonite employs a reinforcing technology to provide people with products that could match the mechanical strength of steel grates.

Grates made of reconstituted stones exude warmth and calmness. They do not create noise, as steel grates do, when passersby and vehicles pass on them. Most importantly, reconstituted stone grates can mimic the features of natural stones without bringing negative impacts on the environment.

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