How to Cut FRP Grating

How to Cut Fiberglass Grating

 

How to Cut Fiberglass Grating

you can cut FRP grating like these stair treads - but follow the safety instructionsCutting FRP Grating is easy if you do it right. You can use the same saws used for cutting wood, to cut FRP. They key is to use a diamond tip blade. If you try to use a regular blade to cut fiberglass grating, it will dull very quickly.

This video shows how to cut FRP Grating safely using a standard skill saw.

Be Safe When You Cut FRP Grating

These safety tips are very important. When cutting FRP, you should saw a little slower that you would normally cut wood. If you try to cut too fast, the saw blade might get jammed. There will be quite a bit of fiberglass dust, so be sure to use a mask with a proper fiberglass filter. If you don’t have a ventilation system, a fan will help direct the dust away from you.

You can cut curves and angles in fiberglass grating the same way. You can use a reciprocating saw or a jig-saw. Again, the key is to use a diamond-tip blade.

When you cut FRP grating, the general rule is that you have to re-seal it with polyurethane. You can pick up a can of polyurethane spray at any paint store. However, some of the varieties of grating we sell at National Grating have a polymer composition that is so durable, re-sealing may not be required in some applications. Contact us to learn which type of grating best suits your needs.

So, the next time you buy Fiberglass Grating from National Grating, you can either order it cut to size, or order full panels and choose to cut FRP grating yourself!

Call 1-877-984-7788 for a competitive price quote.

Bulk and Wholesale Discounts Available on Large Orders

 


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National Grating provides pultruded and molded fiberglass grating, fiberglass tube, fiberglass angle and hardware to ALL USA States including California, Oregon, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. Our pricing and service experts are standing by to help to find the best product for your project. With many varieties in stock and expedited shipping, we can supply your project with fiberglass grating at the best price.


molded fiberglass grating has superior radio frequency transparency to steel. Use molded fiberglass grating from National Grating to protect your wifi network and cellular telephone signals.

This product meets required frp specs Fiberglass Grating and Radio Frequency Transparency

In today’s connected world, we depend on cellular telephone signals, Wi-Fi networks and over the air radio and television signals. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are essential to on-site work environments. Steel structures significantly disrupt these signals. Fiberglass grating is an essential part of FRP building structures that are “electronically transparent” and do not interfere with radio frequency transmissions.

Molded Fiberglass Grating Supplier

Molded Fiberglass Grating Supplier

National Grating is North America’s leading Fiberglass Grating supplier.

We stock more Molded and Pultruded FRP Grating than any other fiberglass supplier. Having stock close where you need it is key to reducing shipping costs. We have stock on Molded Grating in Pittsburgh, Houston, Virginia, Florida, and Salt Lake City. We can usually ship our stocked FRP panels the next day after you place your order. We offer accurate quotes within 24 hours, guaranteed.

National Grating is your molded fiberglass grating supplier

Check out why our Molded Fiberglass Grating Prices are the best.

Molded Fiberglass Grating is perfect for industrial applications such as chemical plants, Oil & Gas, and Waste Water Treatment plants. FRP panels are lightweight, strong, and won’t corrode in harsh environments.

We are the molded fiberglass grating supplier for  Dark Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, Green, and Orange grating. The most common panel sizes are:

  • 4′ x 12′ x 1.5″
  • 3′ x 10′ x 1″
  • 4′ x 8′ x 1.5″, and
  • 4′ x 12′ x 1″.

We stock 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ inch thick panels.

Call us at 1-877-984-7788 to check on the stock closest to you in the size and color you need.

To determine which thickness of grating is need for your application, view our molded grating load tables.

Molded fiberglass grating consists grid pattern of 1-1/2″ squares which create a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ opening. For applications where you need a smaller opening, pultruded grating may be a better fit. Pultruded grating is made from a series of parallel bars. During assembly, these bars can be positioned closer together to create a smaller opening. Choose the molded fiberglass grating supplier who can provide the detailed information your require to help you choose the right grating for your project. Our service support team has years of molded fiberglass grating experience, and are ready to answer your questions. See our FAQ or fill out our Quick Quote request form with any questions you have. We will get back to you within one working day.

You can either order the panels is our stocked panels sizes or request a fabrication quote and we will cut the panels to size. You can also cut the panels to size yourself. Watch our YouTube video on FRP Fabrication.

 

Bulk and Wholesale Discounts Available on Large Orders

 


we ship molded fiberglass grating to every region of the USA!

This product meets required frp specs Fast Delivery via our Superior Logistics Network

National Grating is a leading molded fiberglass grating supplier to ALL USA States including California, Oregon, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. Our pricing and service experts are standing by to help to find the best product for your project. With the best prices in the industry, many varieties in stock and expedited shipping from a location close to you, we want to be your molded fiberglass grating supplier.


molded fiberglass grating has superior radio frequency transparency to steel. Use molded fiberglass grating from National Grating to protect your wifi network and cellular telephone signals.

This product meets required frp specs Molded Fiberglass Grating Radio Frequency Transparency

In today’s connected world, we depend on cellular telephone signals, Wi-Fi networks and over the air radio and television signals. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are essential to on-site work environments. Steel structures significantly disrupt these signals. Molded Fiberglass grating is an essential part of FRP building structures that are “electronically transparent” and do not interfere with radio frequency transmissions.

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Grating

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Grating Systems

The best type of FRP grating for swimming pools and waterparks is T-1800 Pultruded Grating. This profile provides lots of surface area to make walking on in bare-feet very comfortable. We use a mild grit on our pool grating that provides enough traction to prevent slipping, without being too coarse.

T-1800-Swimming-Pool-Grating

Swimming Pool Grating —T-1800 Swimming Pool Grating

We add a UV coating to our Fiberglass Pool Grating to protect the color from fading due to the chlorine or sunlight.

Most of the molded FRP Grating we sell goes into industrial settings such as waste-water treatment plants. Guys with work-boots need strong, anti-corrosive grating with a coarse grit to provide traction.

Molded-Grating for too coarse Swimming pool applications

Molded Grating —Molded Fiberglass Grating with 1-1/2″ Squares – is NOT suitable for bare feet

 

For swimming pools and waterparks, large open mesh types of grating are far too coarse to walk on with bare feet. The 1.5″ square mesh pattern creates a 1-1/4″ square open area which is not comfortable to walk on without work-boots.

T-1800-Fiberglass-Grating

This Swimming Pool Grating with Yellow Nosing is much easier on the feet and has a high visibility yellow band.

 

 

T-1800 Pool Grating comes in 1″ or 1.5″ thick.

T-1800 Grating comes in Light Gray or white. The nosing which runs along the leading edge of each stair can be white, Gray, or yellow.

T-1800 Insert Clips for Pultruded Grating

T-1800-Insert-Clips

T-1800 Insert Clips —Insert Clips for Pultruded Grating

 

T-1800 can be fastened to the underlying supports using stainless steel insert clips that slide in between the bearing bars. Once installed, there is no contact with the top surface of the deck or stair-tread. This keeps the decking surface absolutely smooth, so there is no chance of stubbing your bare toe. A smart, simple solution.

Lightweight T-1800 is also an excellent choice for children’s play structures.

Standard Pultruded Grating panel sizes are 3′, 4′, or 5′ wide in lengths of 8′, 10′, 12′, or 20′. Call National Grating at 1-877-984-7788 to request a quote.


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National Grating provides swimming pool grating to ALL USA States including California, Oregon, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. Our pricing and service experts are standing by to help to find the best product for your project. With many varieties in stock and expedited shipping, we can supply your project with swimming pool grating at the best price.


Swimming pool grating  has superior radio frequency transparency to steel. Use swimming pool grating from National Grating to protect your wifi network and cellular telephone signals.

This product meets required frp specs Swimming Pool Grating Radio Frequency Transparency

In today’s connected world, we depend on cellular telephone signals, Wi-Fi networks and over the air radio and television signals. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are essential to on-site work environments. Steel structures significantly disrupt these signals. Fiberglass swimming pool grating is an essential part of FRP building structures that are “electronically transparent” and do not interfere with radio frequency transmissions.

Fiberglass Grating 1.5 Inch Square Mesh

Fiberglass Grating 1.5″ Square Mesh

One of the most popular types of Fiberglass Grating we sell is Molded grating with a 1.5″ x 1.5″ Square mesh pattern. With 1/4″ inch bearing bars, the checkerboard 1-1/2″ square mesh pattern creates a 1-1/4″ inch square opening which equals approximately 70% open area.

Typical square mesh pattern of molded FRP grating

Molded FRP Grating

Molded Grating comes in sizes 1″, 1.5″ or 2″ Deep. The most common panel sizes are 3′ x 10, 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 12′ and 5′ x 10′. The larger the span between the supports under the grating, the farther the span, and the stronger and thicker the grating has to be.

This molded fiberglass grating with square mesh pattern is one of many square mesh patterns available from National Grating.

This molded fiberglass grating with square mesh pattern is one of many square mesh patterns in stock and available for quick delivery from National Grating.

 

For 1″ inch molded grating, the maximum span is typically 24″. Anything farther apart than 2 feet, as you will need 1-1/2 thick or 2″ thick. Take a look at our Grating Selection Chart to see the various grating options depending on the span.

We stock our molded grating in Dark Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, and Green. Call 1-877-984-7788 for up-to-date pricing and availability for the size and color you need. We have warehouse locations throughout USA and Canada, so we will always quote the closest location to you to minimize freight costs.

If you need to cut the FRP grating sheets down to smaller sizes, you can easily cut the fiberglass panels using any saw that you would normally use to cut wood. You can use a skill saw, jig saw, table saw, or reciprocating saw. They key is to use a diamond tip blade. If you try to cut FRP with a regular blade, it will dull far too quickly. Check out our video on How to Cut FRP.

Fiberglass grating will never rust, so it is great for corrosive environments such as as chemical plants, oil and gas, and waste-water treatment facilities. The gritted surface on molded grating provides excellent traction for slippery walkways.

Fiberglass stairs and railing is used instead of steel in swimming pools and water-parks where Chlorine is constantly flowing on the the stairs and decks. We have pultruded fiberglass pool grating for these applications where bare feet walk on the grating, not work boots.

For all FRP Grating inquiries, please call 1-877-984-7788 or email sales@Nationalgrating.com or Request a Quote.



we ship fiberglass grating walkways to every region of the USA!

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National Grating provides square mesh fiberglass grating to ALL USA States including California, Oregon, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. Our pricing and service experts are standing by to help to find the best product for your project. With many varieties in stock and expedited shipping, we can supply your project with square mesh fiberglass grating at the best price.


Square Mesh Fiberglass Grating has superior radio frequency transparency to steel. Use square mesh fiberglass from National Grating to protect your wifi network and cellular telephone signals.

This product meets required frp specs Square Mesh Fiberglass Grating Radio Frequency Transparency

In today’s connected world, we depend on cellular telephone signals, Wi-Fi networks and over the air radio and television signals. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are essential to on-site work environments. Steel structures significantly disrupt these signals. Square Mesh Fiberglass is an essential part of FRP building structures that are “electronically transparent” and do not interfere with radio frequency transmissions.

Fiberglass Grating Walkways

Fiberglass Grating Walkways

When designing walkways in corrosive environments such as chemical plants and waste-water treatment plants, fiberglass grating walkways are a long-lasting, cost-effective alternative to steel or aluminium.

At National Grating we specialize in all types of molded and pultruded FRP grating. Molded grating walkways are typically a lower price than pultruded walkways. The most common molded grating panel sizes are 3 x 10, 4 x 8 and 4 x 12 (feet).

Call us at 1-877-984-5421 and we will help you select the panels sizes with the best yield depending on the length and width of the walkway.

FRP Walkway —Molded Grating Walkway

This is a molded fiberglass grating walkway.

Molded fiberglass grating walkways provide durable, cost-effective service in tough environments.

Molded grating panels are 1″, 1-12″, or 2″ thick. When selecting your molded fiberglass grating walkways, check the weight-bearing specifications and span between the supports in the structure holding up the walkway. The farther the supports are apart underneath the grating, the stronger the grating required. Most of the molded grating we have in stock is Dark Gray and Yellow. We also have light gray, green, and orange for some profiles.

Check out our Grating Selection Chart to find the grating that is right for your application.

Molded grating consists of a series of 1.5″ squares in a checkerboard pattern. If you need more surface area for your walkway, or you need a stronger grating to span a wider walkway, you may need pultruded fiberglass grating walkways.

Fiberglass Walkway
—Pultruded Grating Walkway

pultruded fiberglass grating walkways - in stock and ready to ship

Pultruded fiberglass grating walkways provide excellent service for many outdoor applications, such as this marina.

Pultruded Grating consists of a series of parallel bearing bars separated by cross-rods spaced every 6″. Care must be taken when choosing pultruded fiberglass grating walkways to assess the weight-bearing capacity of the material. Unlike molded grating, pultruded grating is only strong in the direction of the bearing bars. The cross-rods do not provide any support whatsoever. They are only used to keep the bearing bars parallel to each other.

Pulruded Grating
—Putruded Grating with Yellow Nosing

FRP Stair treads typically have a nosing on the leading edge to strength the stair tread and minimize any tripping hazard. You will also see the nosing at the beginning of the walkway as well.

This highly visible transition is an important safety feature. Ask our service reps about the yellow nosing options available for your pultruded fiberglass grating.

pultruded fiberglass grating walkway material with yellow nosing

This pultruded fiberglass grating walkway material features yellow nosing for high visibility. One of many products from National Grating.

 

You can either order our FRP grating walkways cut to size at our warehouse, or you can order full panels and cut to size yourself. Check out our video on How to Cut FRP Grating.

For all FRP Grating Walkway inquiries, please call 1-877-984-7788 or email sales@Nationalgrating.com or Request a Quote.



we ship fiberglass grating walkways to every region of the USA!

This product meets required frp specs Fast Delivery via our Superior Logistics Network

National Grating provides fiberglass grating walkways to ALL USA States including California, Oregon, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Massachusetts, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Wisconsin and Utah. Our pricing and service experts are standing by to help to find the best product for your project. With many varieties in stock and expedited shipping, we can supply your project with fiberglass grating walkways at the best price.


Fiberglass walkway structures have superior radio frequency transparency to steel walkways. Use FRP walkways from National Grating to protect your wifi network and cellular telephone signals.

This product meets required frp specs Fiberglass Walkways and Radio Frequency Transparency

In today’s connected world, we depend on cellular telephone signals, Wi-Fi networks and over the air radio and television signals. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are essential to on-site work environments. Steel structures significantly disrupt these signals. Fiberglass grating walkways are an essential part of FRP building structures that are “electronically transparent” and do not interfere with radio frequency transmissions.