The condition of the surface of any stainless steel is vital not only for aesthetic purposes, but it has a self-healing surface layer (passive layer) and wears no coatings.  The selection of the appropriate finish for a particular application is decisive for a good behavior results with almost no maintenance during its life cycle.

This is a short list of the most common finishes produced by Acerinox, our main associated and Spanish stainless steel manufacturer.  Regarding stainless steel finishes normative, we would like to point out that the finish of a surface is determined by its manufacturing process and not, with a few exceptions, by its roughness. For more information, we suggest to see EN 10088-2:2014.