Bar Grating Stair Treads

Bar grating stair treads from Direct Metals® are ideal for many different applications. They are available in carbon steel, aluminum or stainless steel. Stair treads in each of these metal grating types are available with plain or serrated surfaces. Our serrated stair treads are designed specifically to offer protection against slips in areas prone to oil or other hazardous elements. Slip resistant stair treads are an ideal choice for industrial facilities or outdoor sites where slippery conditions may exist.



Features of Bar Grating Stair Treads:

  • Versatile and durable
  • Standard checker plate nosing
  • End plates with bolting holes
  • Many stair tread sizes in stock
  • Custom sizes
  • Slip resistant stair treads




Bar grating stair treads are fabricated from bar grating panels. End plates with bolt holes can be welded to the ends of the stair treads. Checker plate nosing is welded to the leading edge of the bar grating stair tread. This nosing provides increased slip resistance. Direct Metals® offers nosing types in checker plate, cast abrasive or aluminum grooved nosing.


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Stair Treads FAQs:


Q: Does Direct Metals® provide custom size stair treads?

A: Direct Metals® fabricates bar grating stair treads to the exact size needed. Please call or email us with your custom sizes and specifications.


Q: What is the best way to order metal stair treads from Direct Metals®?

A: We suggest calling our toll-free number at 1-800-711-4939 to speak with one of our sales team members. Direct Metals® accepts major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


Q: Is it possible to receive a product catalog of your stair tread products?

A: Absolutely. Details on our stair treads are available for download in the Bar Grating Stair Treads section of our Master Catalog, as well as the Bar Grating Stair Treads section of our Mini Grating Catalog. For full access to our product catalogs, please view our Catalogs page.


Q: What material options does Direct Metals® offer for stair treads?

A: Stair tread grating is available in carbon steel, galvanized, aluminum or stainless-steel.


Q: Are your bar grating stair treads slip resistant?

A: This bar grating product is one of our many slip resistant stair treads that we offer. Our serrated stair treads are specifically designed to prevent against slips and falls in areas that are prone to oil, water, or other hazardous elements.


Q: How do you keep metal stair treads from rusting?

A: Regularly removing debris can help preserve stair treads for longer. Outdoor stair treads weather over time due to natural elements. A galvanized finish on stair treads typically provides the longest lifespan for outdoor stair treads.


Q: How long do metal stair treads last?

A: Metal stair treads stand the test of time, especially if they are hot dip galvanized. It is not uncommon for a galvanized stair tread to last 20 years, depending on the environment where they are installed.


Q: What is the best metal for stair treads?

A: Direct Metals® Company fabricates stair treads in steel, aluminum and stainless steel to suit your specific application.


Q: Where can metal stair treads be used?

A: Stair treads can be used virtually anywhere. Indoor/outdoor sporting facilities, waterparks, hotels, resorts, amusement parks, food processing facilities, chemical facilities, water/wastewater treatment facilities, and more.


Q: What should I put on stair treads to prevent slipping?

A: We offer fiberglass stair treads and covers with highly visible nosings that are durable and easy to install.


Q: Do you ship?

A: Yes! We ship wire mesh, expanded metal, perforated metal, metal stair treads and more at your convenience. Contact us to find out more.


Q: Which metal stair tread pattern do I need?

A: This depends on the intended location and use of the stairs. Larger holes will allow for better drainage whereas smaller ones can help support more weight and ADA requirements.


Q: When should I replace my metal stair tread?

A: Stair treads should be replaced when the customer feels they are no longer safe.


Q: What stair tread dimensions do you offer?

A: We offer many options for tread widths and lengths. View our brochure here.


Q: What are the advantages of metal stair treads?

A: Metal stair treads are excellent for many industrial applications and can have additional anti-slip properties. In turn, they reduce the number of accidents and increase safety within any given facility.


Q: How many stair treads can you have without a landing?

A: 12 steps are typically allowed for general access stairs. We offer up to 10 bearing bars for stair treads to safely support the weight of the metal.

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