Molded fiberglass grating and pultruded fiberglass grating from Direct Metals provides unmatched corrosion resistance properties, especially when compared to steel flooring products. Strength, durability, and safety are just some of the superior qualities of our fiberglass grating products. Fiberglass grating is often used as floor grating in many industrial locations, due to the corrosion resistance and electrically non-conductive properties of the product.
Advantages of Fiberglass Grating:
- Many types of fiberglass grating are available, such as molded fiberglass grating, pultruded fiberglass grating, and fiberglass covered grating
- Grit surfaces, standard stock colors, or custom colors are available to suit your fiberglass application
- Choose from our custom fiberglass resin types for a fiberglass product that is tailored to your corrosion resistance needs
Applications for fiberglass grating range from architectural sun screening and fiberglass flooring, to standard walkways and stair treads.
Molded fiberglass grating is lightweight, corrosion resistant, and has bidirectional strength. Molded fiberglass grating is a fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) that combines fiberglass rovings with thermosetting resins to form a strong, one-piece molded fiberglass panel. A 65% / 35% resin to glass weight ration provides the molded fiberglass grating with a high corrosion resistance. Meniscus surfaces or applied grit surfaces provide slip resistance when compared to steel flooring and other flooring products. Molded fiberglass grating is better suited for corrosive environments.
Pultruded fiberglass grating is corrosion resistant, has high impact resistance, is lightweight, and durable. Pultruded fiberglass grating is made using premium grade isophthalic polyester, vinyl ester or phenolic resin systems with a synthetic surfacing veil, making it corrosion resistant, lightweight, and durable. Pultruded fiberglass has a grit surface for safety and a greater strength to weight ratio than molded fiberglass grating. A 35% / 65% resin to glass ratio provides greater strength and less corrosion resistance than molded fiberglass grating. This fiberglass product is better suited for longer spans of fiberglass flooring.
Heavy duty fiberglass grating is corrosion resistant, non-conductive, and very strong. Heavy duty fiberglass grating is available in both molded and pultruded grating systems. Both types of heavy-duty fiberglass grating are designed to carry forklift and tractor-trailer loads that traditional molded and pultruded FRP grating products are not designed to support. Heavy duty fiberglass grating provides greater durability for higher volume traffic areas as well. Additionally, heavy duty fiberglass grating can be used to free span longer distances than traditional fiberglass grating.
Fiberglass stair treads and Fiberglass stair tread covers are lightweight and easy to install. These fiberglass stair treads are available in both molded and pultruded types to match the fiberglass floor grating platforms. Fiberglass stair treads and fiberglass stair tread covers are easy to install and lightweight. Fiberglass stair tread covers are made from a molded glass and resin system that is corrosion and impact resistant, fire retardant, and non-conductive. They provide a cost effective, slip-resistant protective surface for concrete, metal, and wood steps.
Fiberglass Covered Grating is corrosion resistant, slip resistant, and low maintenance. Fiberglass covered grating is a long-lasting, molded fiberglass flooring product that combines smooth, gritted, or checker plate and molded grating manufactured with any of our resin systems. Fiberglass covered grating is the ideal choice when a floor grating needs to be 100% covered. This fiberglass grating product is often used in loading and storage areas with high foot and cart traffic. This is where a strong, level surface is needed, and this is what our fiberglass covered grating provides. This fiberglass product offers approximately 50% higher stiffness values than that of open mesh grating, and its standard grit-top cover assures secure footing.
Fiberglass plates are slip resistant, corrosion resistant, and durable. Our fiberglass plates feature a non-conductive surface that makes them an economical and safe solution to walking surfaces. In caustic and/or acidic conditions, fiberglass plates provide a level of corrosion resistance that is unequaled and more cost effective than stainless steel. Fiberglass plate is available with a non-grit surface or with a grit surface where anti-slip traction is needed.
Fiberglass attachments and fiberglass clips are specially designed to secure fiberglass grating or plates to the supporting structures. Additionally, they are used to fasten together adjacent grating panels, which minimizes load-induced differential deflection. All fiberglass attachments and clips are made of Type 316 stainless steel, and are available in 1-, 1-1/2, and 2-inch sizes.
Fiberglass structural shapes and pultruded fiberglass profiles are very lightweight, non-conductive, and impact resistant. Fiberglass structural shapes are made from a combination of fiberglass and thermosetting resin systems. All shapes are lightweight, impact resistant, low maintenance, non-magnetic, low conductive and have dimensional stability. This makes fiberglass structural shapes easy to install and ideal for several applications. Custom fiberglass shapes are available upon request.
Fiberglass grating handrails and fiberglass ladders are easy to fabricate, structurally strong, and lightweight. Fiberglass grating handrail systems are fabricated from pultruded fiberglass components and molded thermoplastic connectors. Our modular fiberglass grating handrail systems are available in 2-inch square or 2-inch round configurations that are easy to grip, making them ideal for any high traffic area. Our fiberglass ladders and cages can be installed in a variety of applications from sump pumps to tanks, buildings, piers, portable equipment, etc., providing years of strength and dependability.
Bullet resistant fiberglass plate offers superior ballistic resistance at a weight less than 25% of a comparable steel panel. Direct Metals offers fiberglass glass panels that provide ballistic resistant security with the additional performance advantages of durability, corrosion resistance, electrical non-conductivity, low thermal conductivity and light weight. Our bullet resistant fiberglass plate is now available for commercial security fiberglass applications for your business, home, or governmental facility. It is a great choice for safe rooms, storm shelters and other applications needing high security and/or impact resistance.