Contrarian Micro Textures are available in a variety of beautiful, wear-resistant textures and surface treatments, making them the perfect product for architectural applications. They are available in sheet and/or coil form.

Micro Textures & Finishes

Superb Consistency, Stunning Textures and Sustainable Metals

Look to Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, for an unrivaled selection of decorative stainless steel, titanium and other metals, specifically engineered for architectural applications.

Our incredibly versatile products, including low-reflective stainless steel for roofing applications and distinctive stainless steel textured patterns and finishes ideal for curtain walls, column covers and elevators, are available in a variety of beautiful, wear-resistant textures and surface treatments, and can be fabricated to fit essentially any shape for limitless design flexibility.

In addition, beautiful finishes on stainless steel are produced by hand to create our Random Swirl and Non-Directional products. Our Sandtex®, Linen and Squares finishes are produced by embossing or “coining” fine texture on the face of stainless steel sheets.

InvariMatte®

Dull Bead Blast Finish

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.135″
Titanium Thickness: 0.012″-0.135″
Max Width: 60″

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InvariTone

Bright Bead Blast Finish

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.060″
Max Width: 48″

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InvariLux®

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.060″
Max Width: 48″

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InvariGrain

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.012″-0.060″
Titanium Thickness: 0.012″-0.075″
Max Width: 48″

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InvariMatte® Titanium

Titanium Thickness: 0.015″-0.075″
Max Width: 48″

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InvariMatte® Walnut

Max Width: 48″*

Available Thicknesses: 0.060″ & 0.029″ gauge (ATI 2003 alloy, only)

*Please note that, on the InvariMatte® Walnut, there will be (2) hanger holes about ¼” in from the edge on the lateral side. This cannot be avoided and should be considered in your design. We are also limited to 96″ length due to the size of the anodizing tank. Width and length may ultimately be limited by substrate size restrictions.

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InvariBlend®

Hairline

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.024″-0.135″
Max Width: 60″

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InvariWisp

RND – Non-Directional Vibration

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.036″-0.135″
Max Width: 60″

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#4 Satin

Number 4 finish stainless steel, commonly referred to as “satin” finish, is a general-purpose bright polish.

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2B Mill

2B or “Mill” finish stainless steel is a dull, low-reflective finish with no grain or direction.

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B/A – Bright Annealed

Bright Annealed stainless steel has a “cloudy mirror” reflective surface.

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Random Swirl

Random Swirl is polished by hand and, as the name suggests, is completely random. No two sheets are the same.

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#8 Mirror

#8 polish, or mirror finish, is polished to a mirror quality with subtle grit lines visible.

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Linen

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.029″-0.075″
Max Width: 49.21″

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Sandtex®

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.036″-0.060″
Max Width: 48″

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3SQ

Stainless Steel Thickness: 0.029″-0.075″
Max Width: 49.21″

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CNC Finishes

RMET2/RMET3

Rigidized® Metals offers full sheet custom polished CNC patterns on both smooth and textured materials, available in 2″ (RMET2, shown) and 3″ (RMET3) engine turn.

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About Contrarian Micro Textures

Since 2001, Contrarian Micro Textures, by Rigidized® Metals Corporation, has been helping architects, panel manufacturers, fabricators and contractors succeed in creating sustainable buildings with high performance flat rolled metals, including stainless steel, titanium and other metals, specifically engineered for architectural applications. We manufacture, distribute, and provide specification/metallurgical support for an unrivaled selection of high quality decorative metals designed and engineered specifically for architectural applications.

These incredibly versatile products are available in a variety of beautiful, durable textures and surface treatments – including the highly popular InvariMatte® – can be fabricated to fit basically any shape for limitless design flexibility.

Contrarian Micro Textures’ unique focus on architecture delivers a product line that is geared toward the uniformity, flatness and proper grade selection to ensure the appearance and performance of stainless steel and titanium building components. Made primarily from recycled material, our products are designed to last the life of the building without finish deterioration. The result is sustainable design with low maintenance costs and low environmental impact that generates long-term value to the building owner. Additionally, unlike media blasting methods that can release hazardous particulate into the air, the cold rolling process used to produce our bright, medium, and dull bead blast finishes, does not.

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