Diamond plate has been used in many industries for various applications. Consistently it has failed to meet the required standards as far as slip resistance is concerned, consequently leading to fall and slip accidents that can easily be prevented or rather be avoided by simply installing proper walking surface.
Below is a checklist of some of the best alternatives to slick the diamond plate. We shall also discuss how to choose a diamond plate that will fit your needs.
If the following applies to your application, then the expanded metal is the best option for you:
Stock sizes or custom sizes required
Expanded metal are normally stocked in simple sizes which can later be fabricated for installation.
A cost efficient solution needed
Expanded metal that is coated with slip resistant factor can actually increase the traction and can also be installed over the existing diamond plate without necessarily having to replace it completely.
The application requires drainage
The expanded metal can always be retrofitted over the existing slick, grating it in order to provide the drainage that is actually required. The slip resistant layer will basically retain traction.
The perforated plate is ideal if the following factors hold:
The application calls for a very flat surface with drainage abilities
The perforated plate combines the high traction surface of the plate with the drainage of grating. If you apply the slip resistant layer, then you can increase the traction without destroying the drainage characteristics of the diamond plate.
A cost efficient alternative to grating required
The perforated metal plate has a lighter property, it is also cost efficient alternative to the bar grating. Drainage can still be made possible and the perforated metal plate can also be ordered with different types of hole-spacing to choose from.
If the application calls for a particular or rather a specific size of the perforated metal plate or the fabrication can be done probably in the field.
The perforated metal plate can be made into different stock sizes according to the requirements and can actually be customized. They can also be made to meet the specifications of a particular job. The perforated metal plate has plenty of uses- it can be used for ramps, mezzanines, stairs and other uses or rather applications.
Remember, despite the matter application, applying diamond plate will definitely increase the surface traction. This will keep your workers or you on your feet.Read More