All types of stainless steel can be produced in a variety of different surfaces depending on the intended use. Thus, the symbols of the final surface follow some standards according to EN, DIN, ASTM. The most common standard is EN 10088-2 followed by the ASTM standard and the lesser known DIN.
The 2Β surface is quite smooth and is not too shiny or glossy.
The 4N surface has a satin style and it gives the impression of a subtle gloss.
The BA surface has a smooth texture, it is very shiny and has a high degree of reflection. It is also known as mirror finish.
There is also a great variety of surfaces with designs where aesthetics play a significant role. For example:
In the domastic market and in the field of stainless steel drums the above has prevailed with the term forged-metal. This term is not quite correct because the surface has been treated with special brushes to have this shape. It should be noted that this treatment does not affect the properties of the material.