This water feature starts off looking like any other steel feature. However, after just a few days of use, it will develop a rust-like surface that also has a protective layer. This layer protects against further corrosion, and it is completely unique, so no two features are the same. Complete with a pump, you will be able to get this feature up and running in no time. An intricate petal pattern is still visible once the rust has developed. It is self-contained, so all you need to do is add water, and finished with integrated LED lights that bring the feature to life at night, beautifully illuminating the water as it makes its down the walls.
Corten is a type of steel that naturally weathers and develops an attractive rust with a protective layer. It is really a paradox, as although it is rusted, to a degree, the surface actually has a layer that protects against further corrosion. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the protective coating. This protective layer develops due to the elements that are active in the alloys of the steel. It regenerates continuously when subjected to the influence of water and oxygen.
The decorative petal pattern gives the surface additional texture; the design allows the 'corten rust' to develop over the petals, however the pattern is still clearly visible through the rust. The petals also channel the water in different and interesting directions, as they are raised slightly.
The stainless steel frame elegantly surrounds the corten wall. There is a pleasing contrast between the stainless and corten steel, and the reflective properties of the frame also enhance the LED's illumination at night.
The multicoloured lights are situated at the base of the wall so that they illuminate the water as it makes its way down the sides. They slowly fade between red, blue, green and purple, which creates a truly stunning spectacle at night.
The images on this page illustrate the feature's appearance after a week or so, once the wall has formed the protective layer. The wall will arrive with a steel finish, similar to that of other steel features. If you wish, you can speed up the rusting process by using a cloth and rubbing the surface with salt and/or vinegar. However, the frame will obviously retain its shiny stainless steel appearance.