How to Decide What Fiberglass Grating Type is Right for Your Application

Fiberglass grating is a versatile material that is used by many across several industries because it provides unmatched corrosion resistant properties, especially when compared to steel. There are countless applications for fiberglass grating, ranging from architectural sun screening and flooring to platforms, standard walkways, and stair treads. As a fiberglass grating supplier, Direct Metals® offers a full line of standard and heavy duty molded, pultruded, and covered fiberglass grating products. In addition, Direct Metals® also supplies fiberglass plates. With so many choices, it can be difficult to decide what type of fiberglass product is right for your application.

Molded fiberglass grating is the ideal choice for a project when a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and high impact-resistant material is needed. This type of fiberglass grating also has bi-directional strength, is non-conductive and easily fabricated. These advantages allow molded fiberglass grating to be used for marine platforms and food processing applications.

Pultruded fiberglass grating is skid resistant, durable, and maintenance free. This type of fiberglass grating is also lightweight and easy to fabricate, which makes it economical to install. Pultruded fiberglass grating also has a durable grit surface that is permanently bonded and baked to the fiberglass grating surface. This creates a safe, slip resistant walkway. Therefore, pultruded fiberglass grating is ideal for commercial and industrial applications, such as work platforms, ramps, and stairs.

Heavy duty fiberglass grating is the ideal solution to cover areas that have heavy traffic in corrosive environments. Molded and pultruded heavy-duty fiberglass grating has been engineered to carry rolling loads from forklifts and up to H20 loads that traditional molded and pultruded FRP grating products are unable to support. Heavy duty fiberglass grating is often used to replace heavy steel gratings which are prone to bending and breaking under heavy loads.

Fiberglass covered grating is both low-maintenance and has a great strength to weight ratio. The long-lasting fiberglass flooring combines a slip-resistant plate and fiberglass grating which makes it a great choice when a covered flooring surface is needed. Fiberglass covered grating is often used in industrial environments where a durable, level surface for foot or cart traffic is needed.

No matter the fiberglass grating type, you can expect the same quality for every product that Direct Metals® provides. If you are interested in molded, pultruded, heavy-duty, fiberglass grating products, please contact us at 1-800-711-4939 or email us at for a quote.


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