Difference Between Stainless Steel and Mild Steel

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our customers, from novice to experienced, is what exactly is the difference between mild steel and stainless steel? Sure, aesthetically you can see the stark difference between the two materials, but […]

Q+A: Plasma Cutting

So, you’ve heard about plasma cutting, CNC machines, metal art designs. Granted, there are plenty of questions to cover when talking about the process of plasma cutting. So, let’s get started! Q+A: Plasma Cutting What is CNC plasma cutting? CNC […]

5 Uses for Expanded Metal

If you’ve ever walked the streets of a city, you’ve walked over expanded metal. If you’ve ever taken a seat on a bench in the park during a crisp fall day, chances are you’ve sat on expanded metal. And, if […]

5 Types of Expanded Metal

Now, you may know some of the uses of expanded metal: grilling, ventilation, walkways, or stairs; however, not all expanded metal is built the same. There are various types of expanded metal – each created to fulfill a different need […]

6 Unique Uses for Rebar

Reinforcing steel bars – otherwise known as Rebar for short – are primarily used to help alleviate tension forces that concrete may experience. Concrete on its own is plenty strong enough to go up against most forces of nature, but […]

5 Types of Rebar

The saying “bend but don’t break” is usually served to describe subpar defenses in a sports setting. However, with rebar, it is a way of life. Rebar is traditionally paired with structural concrete to reinforce the amount of stress and […]

Types of Bollards

If you’ve ever been to a gas station, grocery store, or anywhere that a car enters or exits, chances are you’ve encountered a bollard. Now, you may not have known the name for the protective barrier other than “that pole […]

8 Materials Used in The Construction of Bollards

The world of bollards is wide and expansive. From the type of bollards that exist to their utilization, the protective measure is diverse as it is secure. However, the materials bollards can be created from also range in a wide […]

COVID-19 Notice for Suppliers & Customers

At Tampa Steel & Supply (TSS), we are closely monitoring developments related to the spread of COVID-19. Our top priority remains the safety of our employees, customers and suppliers. We are an Essential Business, and as such will remain open […]