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Traction Tread™ Safety Grating

Direct Metals supplies Traction Tread™ metal safety grating that can be used for multiple applications, making many work surfaces safer. Traction Tread™ safety grating is available in steel flooring, planks, ladder rungs, and stair treads. This type of metal grating and stair treads feature a surface with hundreds of perforated buttons that provide slip resistance in all directions. Traction Tread™ safety grating and stair treads are a practical choice for industrial applications and is also appropriate for commercial spaces where pedestrian traffic is a consideration.

 

Advantages of Traction Tread™ Metal Safety Grating:

  • Offers a safe walking-working surface for walkways, floor grating, ramps, stair treads, and equipment platforms
  • Can be used as a reconditioning material over existing surfaces that do not provide slip resistance
  • Comes in a variety of materials and sizes
  • Easily adapted for a multitude of applications, such as floor grating
  • Ideal for special and fabricated applications

 

 

 

 

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In addition to these features, Traction Tread™ safety grating is perfectly suited for ADA compliant requirements. Traction Tread™ steel flooring and stair treads are readily available in stock sheets or planks designed for secondary steel fabrication requirements. No matter your metal safety grating application, Direct Metals has your ideal solution.

 

Traction Tread™ Section of Our Product Catalog (PDF)
Metal Grating Catalog (PDF)

 

 

Traction Tread™ Plank

Direct Metals offers Traction Tread™ planks that have a moderate slip-resistant surface that is designed for maximum versatility. This type of plank is gentle on the knees and hands in commercial applications, including scaffolding. Traction Tread™ surface textures work well for cart and wheeled traffic. This product is ADA Compliant.

 

Traction Tread™ Plank Material Options:

  • Hot rolled, pickled and oiled carbon steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Mill-galvanized steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Aluminum alloy 5052-H32: .125"

 


 

 

Traction Tread™ Planks (PDF)

 

 

Traction Tread™ Ladder Rungs

Traction Tread™ ladder rungs from Direct Metals are a hand-over-hand friendly surface with moderate slip resistance. Our Traction Tread™ ladder rungs are sold in lengths, which is well suited to fabricators of ladders. The vehicle applications of Traction Tread™ ladder rungs are extensive.

 

Traction Tread™ metal ladder rungs offer slip resistance, with many options for various safety needs. Our Traction Tread™ metal ladder rungs are available in 2-hole rungs, 3-hole rungs, and 4-hole rungs.

 

Traction Tread™ Ladder Rungs (PDF)

 

 

Traction Tread™ Flooring

Direct Metals supplies Traction Tread™ steel flooring that features perforated buttons that provide slip-resistance for industrial applications. Our Traction Tread™ flooring is ideal for commercial applications where pedestrian traffic is a constant and requires ADA compliance. The standard sheet size for this stainless steel flooring is 36" x 120". Sheet sizes can also be cut to order to your specifications. Variations to the surface design of the floor grating can also be produced

 

Advantages of Traction Tread™ Flooring:

  • Offers a safe walking-working surface for walkways, ramps, stair treads (safety treads) and equipment platforms
  • Available in stock sheets that are ideal for fabricated products
  • Can be used as a reconditioning material over existing floor grating surfaces that do not provide slip-resistance
  • Compliant with ADA standards

 

 

 

Our Traction Tread™ flooring is available in many material options. Some of these material options include:

Hot rolled, pickled and oiled carbon steel

  • 11-gauge (5.0 lbs / sq. ft.)
  • 13-gauge (3.8 lbs / sq. ft.)
  • 16-gauge (2.5 lbs / sq. ft.)

Stainless Steel 304 Alloy

  • 16-gauge (2.5 lbs / sq. ft.)

Aluminum Alloy 5052-H32

  • .125 (1.6 lbs / sq. ft.)

 

Note: 14 ga. & 12 ga. Carbon steel are also available

 

Traction Tread™ Flooring (PDF)

 

 

Traction Tread™ Stair Treads

 

 

 

Traction Tread™ Plank with LH Pattern

In addition to our Traction Tread™ plank, Direct Metals also carries the Traction Tread™ plank with an LH Pattern. This plank type is available in the following material options:

  • Hot rolled, pickled, and oiled carbon steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Mill-galvanized steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Aluminum alloy 5052-H32:.125”
  • Hot dipped galvanized after fabrication
  • LH pattern

 

Plank Dimension:

  • 10" wide (nominal)
  • 120" and 144" lengths (nominal)
  • 1-1/2" minimum of 2" channel height

 

 

 

 

 

Traction Tread™ variations to the surface design can be produced according to your requirement (see examples illustrated below).