Sleek Finish These sleek stainless light switch covers will add a contemporary look to your new kitchen, bath, or dining area while coordinating beautifully with satin stainless steel appliances, sinks, and faucets. Residential grade .030" type 430 stainless steel (US #32) with a satin brushed finish.
All Sizes Find every configuration you need to complete your set, from standard toggle, Decora rocker, and receptacle switchplates to those hard-to-find oversized, narrow, or large combination configurations required for updated lighting installations.
What is the difference between 430 & 302 stainless steel light switch covers? 430 is residential grade steel, whereas 302 is specification grade. Although they are nearly identical in look, 430 and 302 stainless steels have slightly different compositions that give them differing properties. 302 stainless steel light switch covers have greater corrosion resistance and are made of a non-magnetic metal. They are recommended for commercial and industrial applications such as for food service or sanitation. 302 stainless steel wall plates may be required by law in utilities, government buildings that must meet federal fire and safety requirements. More affordable, 430 stainless steel switch plates are a good choice for residential use where these specialized qualities are not generally needed.
What electrical switch color looks best with stainless steel wall plate covers? The most popular color electrical devices used with stainless are white, black and gray. When you can't decide what color to select, look around your home and think about the surrounding paint colors, countertops, and furnishings to help you decide. If your kitchen features dark countertops and black appliances, then we recommend black switches. If your bath has satin fixtures and is light and airy, then white electrical outlets might be the right option. If you prefer that the switches remain as unnoticeable as possible, then neutral gray switches and receptacles are your best choice.
Which is more popular - 430 stainless steel or 302 stainless steel? The 430 stainless steel switch plates are more popular because they are slightly more affordable and are available in a larger number of sizes. Unless you require the specialized properties of 320 stainless steel (non-magnetic, resists corrosive chemicals, specification grade) you probably isn't necessary to choose this finish.
What is the grain pattern on your brushed stainless steel switchplates? Is it vertical or horizontal? For one and two gang brushed stainless steel switch plates, the grain pattern is vertical; with larger multiple gang covers, the grain pattern is horizontal. Note that "brushed stainless steel" and "satin stainless steel" are the same finish.
Brushed stainless steel vs. satin stainless steel switch plates - what is the difference? They really are just two ways of describing the same finish, so we use the terms interchangeably. Technically our stainless steel wall plates have a "satin" surface but they have an obvious grain so some choose to call it satin while others refer to it as brushed. Every metal manufacturer has a slightly different sanding process for their items so there will be very slight variations in how the metal catches the light. Both 430 stainless steel and 302 stainless steel light switch covers have the same one type of surface that we usually refer to as a brushed satin finish - a medium texture that is not highly brushed but not subtle either - that goes well with appliances.
How would you describe the color of the stainless steel switchplates? Our stainless steel switchplate color is very similar to satin nickel, falling somewhere between that and a satin chrome finish. Stainless steel wall plates coordinate well with satin nickel faucets and home fixtures, so customers often order satin stainless as a good alternative to brushed nickel. With their large variety of sizes and classic styling, stainless switchplates are an elegant choice for any kitchen, bath, or contemporary home.
What surfaces coordinate with stainless wallplates? Satin stainless steel switchplates are attractive on black or gray granites, marbles, man-made solid surfaces with cool undertones, poured concrete countertops, and of course solid stainless steel counters. They especially compliment contemporary, Scandinavian, nautical, and modern decorating styles.
What is the UL number for your stainless steel light switch covers? Our UL approved stainless steel plates are 883C listed with UL number E3078. They meet Federal Specification WP4554A.