Ugly and Dangerous – Steel is Yesterday’s Solution and a Common Cause of Injury
The most common causes of workplace injuries are slips, falls, and back strain. Heavy steel grates are often slick when wet, and when exposed to elements or chemicals steel can warp and crack, making an uneven surface that contributes to trips and falls. The larger the steel grate structure, the heavier it is to move, and back strain injury is a frequent outcome, leading to expensive workplace injury claims that cost billions of dollars in the US each year.
The Appearance of Neglect
Rusty, heavy steel grating looks terrible and is difficult to clean, remove for servicing and steel never holds paint as you would like. Rusted metal is the universal sign of a neglected public space or workplace environment.
The Smart Alternative to Steel Grating
It’s time to consider an alternative to steel grating that provide easier handling and installation, better color-fastness, longer surface life and comparable strength and total cost of ownership.
It’s time to talk about FRP.
Nine Reasons Why FRP Grating is the Alternative to Steel Grating
Lightweight and Easy to Handle
FRP Grating from National Grating weighs a fraction of steel grating for equal performance. It is much easier to transport, fabricate, handle, install and maintain. And it will not degrade and deform like rusty, corroded steel parts inevitably do in real-world conditions.
Non-slip gritted surfaces prevent slips and falls. Lightweight FRP makes handling, installation, removal and maintenance much easier. FRP reduces the risk of back and muscle strain so common when working with heavy steel grating.
Stands Up to Harsh Conditions
FRP performs for years in the harshest of conditions, including extreme chemical environments. Properly installed, FRP is safe for agricultural and food processing environments, too.
Our FRP comes in several colors and will never need to be painted. Stripping and repainting of steel is a costly and messy job. Integrated color is another reason why FRP grating is the best alternative to steel grating.
FRP lasts and lasts! Fiberglass reinforced grating, panels and trench drains will not degrade and deform like rusty, corroded steel parts in real-world conditions.
Fast Delivery of Fiberglass Grating for Drain and Trench Covers via our Superior Logistics Network
National Grating provides Fiberglass Grating for industrial, food processing and public works to all major cities.
We understand the needs of building contractors and facility owners – we have a long history of supplying fiberglass reinforced drain grates for industrial and public projects like yours. Whether your operation is agricultural, public space, WWTP, chemical processing or any other location where an alternative to steel grating is required, we have the drain and trench grate options for safe operations. Our pricing and service experts are standing by with fiberglass grating in stock and expedited shipping. We commit to supply your project with molded or pultruded Fiberglass Grating at the best possible price with the lowest freight charges.