Floor Grating Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of floor grating manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top floor grating manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find floor grating companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture floor gratings to your companies specifications. Then contact the floor grating companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of industrial floor gratings, floor grating suppliers, plastic floor grates, or customized floor grating of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Canton, OH 800-321-9800

    For over 40 years, Ohio has been a leading manufacturer of precision made aluminum grating solutions and offers products in both light duty for pedestrian loading and heavy duty for H20 loading to meet AASHTO standards. Ohio’s products can be manufactured to comply with ADA requirements, are manufactured in the USA and can assist with earning LEED credits. Please call Ohio today!

  • Mobile, AL 800-226-1134

    All Plastics and Fiberglass prefabricates gratings products including fiberglass gratings, bar gratings and floor gratings. We offer online ordering of our in-stock products to accommodate all our current and potential customers. Allow our very capable engineers and technicians at All Plastics and Fiberglass to come up with a custom solution perfectly suited to fit your needs.

    All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc.
  • Dallas, TX 214-630-0033

    We are the experts at creating high quality gratings. Our engineers are eager to handle any of your requests. We care about your order, no matter how big or small. You can count on friendly assistance from the first call. We pay attention to your specific requirements and you are guaranteed to receive your products on-time. These items are easy to install and simple to maintain.

    Miner Grating Systems
  • Houston, TX 800-495-5997

    As leaders in the FRP industry, we are dedicated to customer service and support of all industries through continuous improvements in engineering and product development. Our line of products include vortex-induced vibration suppression products, fiberglass structural floor gratings, and more. Contact our team today to learn what we can do for your business.

    AIMS International
  • Oklahoma City, OK 800-654-4568

    Expanded Solutions puts more than 50 years of experience to work for your requirements in high quality expanded metals, security mesh, mini-mesh & expanded grating. Along with our large mesh capabilities, we have been an innovator in small-mesh products too. For a diversity of options please call today! We continue the tradition of excellence every day by offering quality service & products.

    Expanded Solutions L.L.C.
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Floor Gratings

The term “floor grating” is a term that covers the wide variety of frameworks used as flooring or flooring supplemental features. In general, grates are made up of patterned, slotted and/or perforated bars and sheets, configured to a grid. Bars and sheets are typically made either from metal or from fiber-reinforced plastic. Floor grating in particular is used to improve flooring with better grip, filtering, draining and the like. Floor gratings can boost slip resistance and decrease the risk of falls because their grid work creates a textured surface. They improve ventilation and/or visibility in high risk workplaces like warehouses and factories by allowing air, light and sound to pass through them. Also, when they function as drain grates, floor gratings allow water, oil and other potentially hazardous liquids and debris to exit from floor surfaces.

Floor grating may be permanently installed on top of existing floor, permanently installed as primary flooring or placed in areas temporarily as mobile grating. As noted, floor gratings may be constructed either from metal or from fiber reinforced plastics. Typically the metals chosen include brass, iron, stainless steel and, from time to time, aluminum. The fiber reinforced plastics used in floor grating fabrication may be made from a variety of different plastic and fiber combinations. Possible plastics include vinyl ester resin, polyester resin, epoxy and vinylester. The vast majority of the time, the chosen fiber is a glass fiber. Glass fibers may be made with a number of different types of glasses, containing various possible minerals, such as: silica or silicate, limestone, dolomite, colemanite, magnesium, calcium, fluorspar and kaolin clay. When the chosen plastic is reinforced with the glass fiber, it becomes a fiber reinforced plastic known as fiberglass.

The type of material chosen for floor grating fabrication largely affects the manufacturing methods chosen with which carry it out. Some of the manufacturing processes appropriate for metal floor grating fabrication are not appropriate for fiberglass floor grating fabrication, and vise versa. For example, punch pressing is a technique that can only be used on metal sheets. It is used when manufacturers want to create patterns by knocking out holes. Likewise, expansion is reserved for metal grates. Expansion is a process by which metal grates are expanded. This is achieved by slitting metal sheets and then putting them through various heating and pressing processes. Note that this process uses almost all to all of the metal and thus creates little to no waste. Fiber reinforced plastic floor gratings and fiberglass floor gratings, on the other hand, are created using a technique specific to them. This process involves weaving continuous strands of fiber through thermosetting plastics before they cool. One type of grating into which both metal and plastic floor gratings may be formed is bar grating. To create both metal and plastic bar grating, manufacturers have a few different metalworking options. These include riveting, swaging, pressure-locking or welding. The first method, riveting, may be performed manually or with a riveting machine. Riveting machines work by automatically squeezing rivets, a type of permanent mechanical fastener, into the workpiece. The second metalworking option, swaging, is a cold working process that works like extrusion; it involves changing the dimensions of a workpiece by forcing it through a die. Next, pressure-locking, a process that bonds grate bars together, works by placing extreme amounts of hydraulic pressure onto the bars, typically two at a time. Finally, welding works by heating two ends of two separate bars until they melt, and then fusing them together. Whether metal or plastic, most bar grating is fabricated in a rectangular pattern or a diamond pattern, which created by reinforcing the rectangle configurations with diagonal bars. In addition to bar grating, types of metal and plastic grating that can be used for flooring include: circular mesh grates, square mesh grates, rectangular mesh grates, bearing bar grates and cross bar grates.

Floor grating has applications in many industries, including chemical processing, food processing, heating and cooling, metalworking, mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper and refrigeration. Floor grates are also widely installed on sidewalks and city streets and on bridges and docks. To get these grates to permit the desired amount of drainage or filtering, without causing injury or the loss of equipment, the grate bars must have properly sized gaps or perforations. To this end, standard perforation sizes, matched with specific environments, are typically available for purchase from floor grating specialists. However, never hesitate to discuss a custom sizing for your application with your manufacturer. For the best experience, contact one of the many knowledgeable and experienced floor grating manufacturers found on this page.

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