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Why Choose Steel?

Why Choose Steel?

Our one-of-a-kind RealSteel Center decorative steel art is only made with premium grade-A metal and steel. Ever wonder why? Today’s blog post is bringing it back to the basics of who we are and what we make here at RealSteel Center. From eco-conscious living to superstitious tales, there are a few good reasons why we choose steel! 

Sustainability

Here at RealSteel Center, we choose steel, of course, as our material of preference. While wood or plastic are popular choices for handcrafted and unique wall decor, it is not very good for the environment. Wood is overly manufactured and we all know that plastic is cheap and taking over the world. This is one important reason why we only use American-made metal. We are proud to say that every single home decor product is eco-conscious and made to last. The weather-resistant materials we use to create our pieces are formed with recycled iron and steel scrap. Did you know that steel leads globally as the most recycled material? Wow! We make our sustainable steel right here in the United States, so you can bet that none of our steel comes from overseas. Our environment is important to us, and we know it is for your family as well. We can ensure that our products are made to sustain, and that’s just one reason why we choose steel!

Steel cutting and metalworking are becoming a lost art!

Here is a little history lesson for y'all today: Metalsmiths began creating with steel in the 1800s and metalworking has a very rich history in America. A fun fact about metalworking is that it has been practiced since ancient times. Around 6000 BC metalworking became a common trade in Southwestern Asia. We believe in preserving the wonderful craft of metal-working and steel cutting. By keeping alive the tradition ofsteel cutting, we can provide jobs to Americans in need by giving them a long-lasting trade skill. Trades are becoming less popular as millennials are heading off to college, resulting in a huge need and high demand for tradesmen and tradeswomen. Our family at RealSteel Center is very proud to say that we are keeping the beautiful craft of cutting steel alive by inspiring others to pick up a skill set.

“The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning a new skill. Everything else will become obsolete over time.” Peter Drucker

Metal is good luck.

If your family comes from a superstitious background, then you may have heard the saying “Find a penny, pick it up. All-day long you’ll have good luck!” This is because metal has a long history of being lucky. This is also true in horseshoes and windchimes! Just a little bit of fun for you there. Do you have any metal arthanging outside your home? Maybe you should!

If you are a little superstitious, consider purchasing one of our creative metal decor door pieces today and keep the bad luck away.

We hope that you enjoyed our little history lesson for the day! Let us know what you think and if you have any more fun facts about steel or metalworking.

 

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