Expanded Metal Grating

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Expanded metal grating is a strong and economical product used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and architectural applications. Our expanded metal gratings are used for bridge walkways, water treatment plants, industrial plant construction, heavy duty fence and barrier construction, utility and other trailer manufacturing and in all types of drainage applications. It can be made into very economical vertical screening, fire escapes, stair treads, mezzanines, ramps, walkways, and oil and gas platforms.


Features of Expanded Metal Grating:

  • Skid resistant
  • Durable
  • Extremely versatile
  • Easy installation
  • Can be used in a variety of metal applications/industries
  • Many material options, including aluminum expanded metal



Expanded metal gratings are often used as walkways, mezzanines, and other floorings, however, other alternative applications include filtering and/or straining devices, fencing and barriers, shelving and security screen. They are one of the most economical materials for each of these uses and applications.


Direct Metals® stocks expanded metal grating with a wide variety of gauges and opening sizes in the following materials:

  • Stainless expanded metal grating
  • Carbon steel expanded metal grating
  • Galvanized expanded metal grating
  • Aluminum expanded metal grating


Standard Expanded Metal Grating Size:

  • 10' SWD x 2'-6", 3' LWD


Direct Metals® can cut to your size specifications with our fast and accurate fabrication services.


Expanded Metal Grating Size:

  • 2#
  • 3#
  • 3.14#
  • 3.3#
  • 4#
  • 4.27#
  • 5#
  • 6.25#
  • 7#


Perforated/Expanded Metal Catalog


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