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National Grating offers custom color & custom size FRP Solutions

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A beautiful custom blue Pultruded FRP Grating.

National Grating is a leading supplier of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) products in North America.  National Grating specializes in FRP solutions, including custom FRP Molded Grating, Pultruded Grating, FRP Beams and Angles and FRP Stair Treads and FRP Stair Tread Covers. These products come in various shapes and colors and can be ordered with custom colors and sizes to fit specific project requirements.

National Grating keeps standard FRP items in stock for fast delivery and can accommodate custom-colored FRP solutions as well.

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Brightly colored blue, pink and green grating was used as railing in this development in Boston, MA.

Custom Colors

National Grating stocks high levels of grey and yellow grating and structural products while also having the ability to provide custom colors upon request.

Why should you choose custom colored FRP solutions?

Branding and Identity: Reinforce your brand identity by choosing custom colors that match your logo and brand design.

Project-Specific Requirements: Each project is unique. National Grating offers customization and flexibility to meet the specific requirements of your project.

Aesthetics: Standard gray and yellow coloring isn’t for everyone. Custom colors help make your design concept a reality. Whether it’s for architectural elements, walkways, or industrial applications, color customization enhances the visual appeal of your space and takes your project from ordinary to exceptional.

Safety and Visibility: Different colors can be used to indicate specific areas or hazards. For example:

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Custom orange covered Molded FRP Grating.
  • Safety Yellow: Used for walkways, stairs, and platforms to highlight safe paths.
  • Red or Orange: Indicates caution or danger zones.
  • Green: Often used for escape routes or emergency exits.

Custom Sizes

National Grating stocks high levels of 3’x10′, 4’x8′, 4’x10′, 4’x12′ and 5’x10, 5’x12 panels and 20′ structural products like beam and angle while also providing custom sizes of grating and structural products.

Why do customers want custom sizes of FRP solutions?

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A custom cut circle of grey Molded FRP Grating.

Tailored Fit: Custom-cut grating ensures a precise fit for specific areas or irregular shapes. It allows you to match the grating to existing structures or equipment.

Replacement: When replacing damaged sections of existing grating, custom cuts ensure seamless integration without compromising structural integrity.

Pipe Penetrations: Custom cuts accommodate pipe or equipment penetrations without additional support.

Remember to consider load requirements, chemical resistance, and slip resistance when selecting FRP grating. Consult with our FRP experts for the right configuration!

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A stack of Molded FRP Grating custom cut to exact specifications.

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National Grating Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Solutions:

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Custom brown Mini Mesh Molded FRP grating used for an elevated forest walkway.
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Eco Benefits and Sustainability of FRP Grating

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Molded FRP Grating was used in this Marine application as it will not rust or corrode with sea water exposure.

Green energy and decarbonization policies aim to reduce emissions and transition to more efficient use of our energy. One area that can contribute to this goal is using environmentally friendly materials and technologies in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure. One such material is fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) grating, which has several benefits over traditional steel grating.

FRP has a Low Carbon Footprint

Mini Mesh FRP Grating Dock Cottage
FRP Grating does not corrode due to water exposure or fade due to intense sun exposure. It truly is the perfect material for your dock or deck.

FRP grating has a much lower carbon footprint compared to steel grating. Steel is an energy intensive material that requires a lot of energy to manufacture, transport, and install. In contrast, FRP grating is made from a combination of lightweight and durable materials such as fiberglass and resin. As a result, the production and use of FRP grating can significantly reduce carbon emissions.

FRP is Lightweight

FRP grating is much lighter than steel grating, which means it requires less energy to transport and install. This can result in significant energy savings, especially in cases where large quantities of grating need to be transported and installed over long distances.

FRP does not Corrode

Furthermore, FRP grating is corrosion-resistant and requires less maintenance compared to steel grating. This means that it has a longer lifespan, reducing the need for replacement and therefore further reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption and can be re-used, re-purposed and re-cycled.

Eco Benefits & Sustainability FRP Grating

Mini Mesh FRP Grating Boat Dock
FRP Mini Mesh Grating will last and not corrode due to salt water exposure.

In conclusion, the use of FRP grating in infrastructure projects can have significant sustainability benefits for reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. By choosing FRP grating over traditional steel grating, governments and businesses can contribute to their green energy and decarbonization goals while still maintaining the high-quality and durable infrastructure that is necessary for economic growth and development.

National Grating Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Solutions:

FRP Stair Treads Cottage
FRP Stair treads are lightweight and will outlast the wooden structure.

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Pultruded FRP Grating Shipyard
Pultruded FRP Grating was used in this Shipyard because of its lightweight and strength compared to the previous wooden decking.

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What are Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Structural Shapes, and what are they used for?

FRP I-Beam
FRP I-Beams were used in this restaurant as it looks great and compliments the beautiful design.

FRP Structural Shapes are Beam, Angle, Channel, Plate, Rod, Tube and other Custom Shapes/Sizes made with pultruded Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic instead of traditional materials like steel. This gives them certain advantages that are similar to our Molded and Pultruded FRP Grating.

At National Grating we don’t just sell FRP, we sell FRP solutions. Part of that offering is in the form of FRP Structural Shapes like Fiberglass Beam, Fiberglass Angle and Fiberglass Tube. On this page we will go over what these FRP products are, and what they are used for.

National Grating FRP Structural Shapes

Benefits of FRP Structural Shapes from National Grating:

Corrosion resistant: FRP won’t rot, rust, or corrode.

Strong, yet lightweight: Choosing FRP ensures savings on transportation and installation costs, since heavy duty equipment is seldom needed.

Virtually maintenance-free: Durable and weather-resistant for a longer life cycle.

Fire-retardant and nonconductive: Creates a safer environment free of electrocutions and fire related injuries.

Dimensionally stable: Won’t shrink, swell, warp, or bow.

Highly consistent: Strength, appearance, and quality are the same from piece to piece.

Easy to fabricate and install: FRP can be cut, drilled and assembled with standard tools and is lightweight, eliminating the need for heavy duty construction equipment.

Non-leaching: Does not require environmentally hazardous preservatives to maintain visual integrity.

Fast turnaround: Most in-stock orders are shipped within the next business day.

What are FRP Structural Shapes used for?

lightweight FRP I-Beam
FRP Shapes are Lightweight! Pictured here is an FRP I-Beam at 6″ x 3″ x 3/8″ x 26.25′ weighing in at only 49 Lbs!

Industrial and Commercial Settings: FRP shapes are employed in industrial and commercial settings for applications such as railings and ladder systems. They offer durability and resistance to corrosion, making them suitable for heavy-duty use.

• General Construction: The lightweight yet durable nature of FRP shapes makes them suitable for general construction applications where a high strength-to-weight ratio is required.
FRP shapes can be used in various structural applications to provide long-lasting, corrosion-resistant solutions.  They are often utilized to reinforce wooden structures, strengthen columns and beams, and retrofit structures for seismic resistance.

• Structural Engineering: FRP profiles such as tubes, rods, channels, and angles, are used in structural engineering applications for new construction, as well as for reinforcing and strengthening existing structures.
They are employed in the construction of beams, columns, walls, and façade systems due to their high strength, lightweight nature, and corrosion resistance.

• Seismic Retrofitting: FRP shapes are utilized for seismic retrofitting to enhance the resistance of structures to earthquakes.
They are applied to increase the seismic resistance of concrete columns, beams, walls, and floors, thereby improving the overall strength and durability of the structures.

• Infrastructure Components: FRP shapes find application in the construction of various infrastructure components such as tanks, manhole covers, and bridge rehabilitation.
Their resistance to chemicals, durability, and low-maintenance properties makes them ideal for infrastructure applications.

FRP Ladder C-Channel
Here, C-Channel FRP Beams are used for the safety cage of this ladder while square FRP tubing is used for the construction of the ladder.

• Corrosive Environments: Fiberglass structural shapes are well-suited for use in corrosive environments, such as in the chemical processing industry, water treatment plants, and marine applications, due to their excellent corrosion resistance. Water parks and theme parks utilize FRP structures and grating for its ability to stand up to chlorinated water without rotting or corroding.

• Electrical and Telecommunications: Fiberglass I-beams and C-channels are non-conductive, making them suitable for use in applications where electrical currents or electromagnetic interference are a concern, such as in telecommunications infrastructure.

• Safety Applications: FRP Structural shapes are popular in safety industry applications such as ladders, safety cages, safety railings, and platforms due to their light weight and strong nature.

FRP Structural Shapes Sizes, Shapes and Colors from National Grating

All standard FRP Structural shapes come in 20’ lengths, SPFR resin, and grey color.

Other options, sizes and colors are available upon request.

A shipment full of grey FRP square tube, C-Channel and Angle.

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National Grating Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Grating Solutions:

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FRP I-Beams were used as structural building material for the construction of a warehouse.

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Fiberglass FRP Grating for Car Washes and Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

yellow molded frp car wash
Here yellow Molded FRP Grating was used to cover a drainage trough for water reclamation.

Fiberglass FRP Grating is the perfect solution for Car Wash and Vehicle Maintenance facilities like mechanics and oil changers.  

National Grating is a leading supplier of FRP solutions for car wash and vehicle maintenance facilities across North America.

FRP Grating uses in Car Wash facilities

Fiberglass FRP Solutions are used in Car Wash facilities primarily as grating for water drainage and in Mechanics for Oils, coolant, and other liquid drainage.  The molded or pultruded FRP grating is often used to span a drainage ditch to allow liquids to flow into a drainage system while providing a strong and safe surface for vehicles and customers.   For heavy loads High Load Capacity (HLC) or Heavy-Duty FRP Grating is used that can support vehicle weights.

Other FRP applications in vehicle maintenance facilities include grating for walkways, FRP Stair Treads for nonslip stairs, FRP plate for a solid nonslip surface on platforms or walking surfaces and FRP Railing for noncorrosive hand railings.

  • Wash Bays
  • Troughs
  • Drainage Systems
  • Trenches
  • Walkways
  • Grating
  • Platforms
  • Nonslip stairs
  • Railing
mini mesh frp grating car wash
Mini Mesh FRP Grating was used here to allow water and cleaning agents to drain through the entire floor while creating a safe walking area.

National Grating FRP Solutions for Car Washes:

  • Molded & Pultruded Grating
    • Drainage trenches, flooring, platforms, walkways.
    • FRP grating is utilized in car washes for its drainage capabilities, safety features, aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and chemical resistance, making it a versatile and practical solution for flooring and drainage needs in these facilities.
  • Heavy Duty Grating
    • Engineered to carry heavy traffic like cars, trucks & forklifts.
    • Heavy Duty HLC (High Load Capacity) FRP grating is used in car washes due to its strength, durability, corrosion resistance, low maintenance requirements, safety features, and ease of installation, making it an ideal choice for areas with heavy vehicle traffic like those found in car wash facilities.
Heavy Duty FRP Fiberglass grating
Heavy Duty or High Load Capacity FRP Grating is used to cover areas with heavy traffic. It’s engineered to carry heavy traffic like trucks and forklifts. 
  • FRP Stair Treads and Covers
    • Slip-resistant & durable stair solutions.
    • FRP stair treads are utilized in car washes for their non-slip properties, corrosion resistance, durability, and ease of maintenance, making them a practical and safe choice for stairs within these facilities.
  • FRP Plate
    • Resistant to soap, chemicals & water.
    • FRP plates are utilized in car washes due to their corrosion resistance, durability, ease of maintenance, and safety features, making them a suitable choice for various applications within these facilities.

Why FRP Grating is perfect for Car Washes:

Durability: FRP grating is commonly used in car wash drains due to its corrosion resistance, durability, and ability to handle heavy traffic and exposure to water and chemicals without deteriorating or requiring frequent replacements.

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FRP Plate is a solid sheet of fiberglass reinforced plastic with an nonslip top walking surface.

Corrosion Resistance: FRP materials are resistant to corrosion from water and cleaning chemicals commonly used in car wash operations, ensuring longevity even in harsh environments.

Chemical Resistant: FRP grating is resistant to chemicals commonly used in car wash operations, making it a suitable choice for areas exposed to cleaning agents and detergents without deteriorating or losing its structural integrity.

Non-slip: The non-slip properties of FRP grating make it a safe flooring option for car wash facilities, providing traction even when wet and reducing the risk of slips and falls for both customers and staff.

Strength and Durability: HLC grating is engineered to withstand heavy vehicle traffic, including forklifts and large trucks, making it ideal for areas with high loads like car wash facilities. It is extremely durable and can handle corrosive environments without rusting, ensuring a long-lasting solution.

grey mini mesh grating car wash
Grey Mini mesh FRP Grating was used in this off road vehicle cleaning bay because it is strong enough to carry the vehicles weight while also allowing water and soap to drain through.

Safety and Performance: The high strength-to-weight ratio of HLC grating makes it easy to handle and install, providing a safe and stable flooring solution for car wash areas with heavy traffic. Its non-conductive properties also enhance safety in these environments.

Easy Maintenance: FRP Grating is easy to clean and maintain, requiring minimal effort to keep it looking new and ensuring a hygienic environment.

FRP grating is utilized in car washes for its drainage capabilities, safety features, aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance, and chemical resistance, making it a versatile and practical solution for flooring and drainage needs in these facilities.

National Grating Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Grating Solutions:

Heavy duty high load capacity frp grating
Heavy Duty HLC Grating was used in this Mechanic Shop to span a drainage ditch where bent and unsafe metal grating was used before.

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Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers Revitalize Old Stairs

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Before: These unsightly metal stairs needed improvement. FRP Stair Tread Covers were the perfect solution!

Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers easily install over existing metal, wood or concrete stairs to instantly improve safety, usability, visibility, and aesthetics.

National Grating recently assisted a small business in Ontario to revitalize their old steps with Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers.  The outdoor staircase provides access to the Yoga Studio on the second level of the building.  The old stairs were rusting and becoming unsightly and hazardous.  Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers were easily installed over the existing metal stairs.

Entrances are the first impression for customers approaching your business.  The unsightly stairs leading to the Yoga Studio not only provide access to clients, but they are also the first thing people see before they enter the business and the last thing they see when they leave. The rusting, old stairs looked terrible and presented a bad first impression for clients. The Yoga Studio decided it was time for an update!  New National Grating Fiberglass Stair Treads cover up old stairs without need for a new rebuild, while providing added safety through bright yellow nosing and a grippy anti slip coating. 

People use FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) stair tread covers for several reasons, including safety, durability, and ease of installation. FRP stair tread covers are known for their non-slip properties, which enhance safety on stairs. They are lightweight, making them easy to install, and fiberglass-reinforced plastic is durable and resistant to corrosion, making it a suitable material for enhancing stair safety.

metal stairs
Before: Outdoor Metal Grating staircases rust and corrode. FRP Plate is another perfect solution to cover up unsightly metal with a grippy top.

Fiberglass FRP Stair tread covers from National Grating have been widely installed over metal, wooden, and concrete stairs with ease.

FRP Stair Tread Cover Benefits

The benefits of using FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) stair tread covers over traditional materials include:

  • Safety: FRP stair tread covers are known for their non-slip properties, which enhance safety on stairs.
  • Durability: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic is durable and resistant to corrosion, making it a suitable material for enhancing industrial stair safety.
  • Ease of Installation: FRP stair tread covers are lightweight, making them easy to install.
  • Versatility: They can be used on various surfaces such as step ladders, concrete, wood, and metal stairwells.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: They can cover worn-out or outdated steps, saving money by avoiding the need for expensive rebuilds.
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Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers create a beautiful finished product.

Overall, the use of Fiberglass stair tread covers offers advantages in terms of safety, durability, ease of installation, versatility, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional materials.

FRP Stair Tread Cover Applications

FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) stair tread covers have various applications due to their beneficial properties. Some of the common applications include:

  • Interior and Exterior Use: FRP stair tread covers are suitable for both interior and exterior applications, making them versatile for use in different settings.
  • Industrial Settings: They are used in industrial settings to enhance safety on stairs, walkways, and platforms, especially in heavy traffic areas where anti-slip surfaces are essential.
  • Outdoor Walkways: FRP stair tread covers are ideal for outdoor walkways due to their anti-slip surfaces, providing an important safety feature in areas with heavy foot traffic.
  • Various Substrates: They can be used on a variety of substrates such as concrete, wood, stone, metal, and brick stairs, making them suitable for different types of stairwells.
  • Safety Enhancement: These covers are designed to reduce accidents caused by slips and falls, making them a practical and affordable solution for protecting steps.
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Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers are attractive and functional.

FRP stair tread covers are widely used in industrial, outdoor, and indoor settings to improve safety, protect steps, and provide anti-slip surfaces on various substrates.

How to Install FRP Stair Tread Covers

To install FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) stair tread covers over metal stairs, the following general steps can be followed:

  • Contact National Grating to speak with an experienced individual to help you make the best decision. 
  • Measure: Take measurements of the stair treads so the National Grating fabrication team can size your stair tread covers for a perfect fit.  Assess how many stair tread covers you require.
  • Preparation: Ensure that the metal stairs are clean, dry, and free from any debris or protrusions that could affect the installation.
  • Attachment: Use stainless steel or zinc plated saddle clips and domed or flat head bolts suitable in length for the depth of the FRP tread covers. Pre-drill the FRP to the proper hole size for the screws being used.
  • Installation: Pre-position the FRP covers in place to ensure the fit, then install screws about 6 inches from the ends of the piece, and additional screws every 2 feet as needed.
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A large washer with a nut and bolt is used here to securely hold the FRP Stair Tread to the existing metal step.

Once installed, ensure that the covers are securely and firmly attached and provide a non-slip surface for safe use before opening to the public.

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Above the stair treads a flat head bolt is used to create a flat walking surface.

Other Fiberglass FRP Stair Options from National Grating

Fiberglass FRP Stair Treads

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Fiberglass FRP Stair Treads are made from molded FRP with a heavy duty nosing section that can be marked yellow for added safety. The grated design is perfect for outdoor application as water, ice and snow simply falls through for no buildup or maintenance

National Grating also has full FRP Molded Stair Treads for situations when the existing stair needs to be replaced or for new staircase construction. 

Fiberglass stairs are the best solution for outdoor anti-slip stairs. They outlast traditional building materials and are easy to install. Stair treads made of FRP grating are lightweight, easy to fabricate, and highly durable.

Fiberglass stair treads are available as molded FRP treads with yellow nosings and a gritted top surface for all weather grip, for the ultimate in safety. Non-slip stair treads are corrosion resistant and lightweight.

Fiberglass stairs can be fabricated from fiberglass grating, which opens up the options enormously for color, resin, grit, mesh size, and whether molded fiberglass grating or pultruded FRP grating is more suitable.

Fiberglass FRP Railing

Fiberglass Railing Systems are a natural accompaniment to fiberglass stairs for corrosive environments – all components will outlast and outperform steel, stainless steel, wood, or other traditional materials.

FRP railing is non-conductive and in cold environments does not become cold to the touch like metal.

Fiberglass FRP Plate

FRP Plate for stairs walkways
FRP Plate can be easily fitted over old metal or steel stairs and walkways to provide a solid, grippy surface.

Fiberglass Plate is a large sheet of FRP that comes in a variety of colors with an anti slip, grippy coating. FRP plate is perfect to cover unsightly landings and platforms with a solid anti slip surface.

FRP Plate comes in thicknesses ranging from 1/8″ to 3/4″ and various resin systems. Plate can be installed on fiberglass grating, metal or concrete, for heavy loads and complete flooring system with all the benefits of fiberglass reinforced panels.

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Pultruded FRP Grating: The Ideal Solution for Marine Dry Docks and Rail Yards

Pultruded Fiberglass Reinforce Plastic (FRP) Grating is the ideal product Marine Dry Docks and Rail Yards across North America due to its many advantages over traditional building materials.

National Grating has been seeing high levels of interest in Pultruded FRP Grating for applications such as Marine Dry Docks in the great lakes and even as far north as Alaska (due to its winter advantages) as well as Rail Yards across North America.

T-5000 Pultruded FRP Grating in yellow was used to replace the previous material
T-5000 Pultruded FRP Grating in yellow was used to replace the previous material.

This Marine Towing Drydock has found the perfect solution for its demanding environment with the implementation of Pultruded T-5000 FRP Grating from National Grating. This innovative grating, engineered from fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP), offers a comprehensive set of advantages that address the specific needs of the rail yard, ensuring enhanced performance and durability.

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A picture before T-5000 Pultruded FRP yellow grating was installed

Corrosion Resistance and Longevity
Pultruded FRP Grating is designed to withstand the harshest environments, making it an ideal choice for the Marine Towing Drydock Rail Yard. Its superior corrosion resistance, surpassing traditional materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, and galvanized gratings, ensures longevity and minimizes maintenance requirements.

Heavy-Duty Performance
Engineered to carry higher loads, Pultruded T-5000 Grating delivers exceptional strength and stiffness, making it well-suited for the rigorous demands of the rail yard. Its heavy-duty design provides the necessary support for various operational activities, contributing to a reliable and robust infrastructure.

Safety and Efficiency
The safety surface of Pultruded T-5000 Grating, featuring a coarse epoxy grit, enhances worker safety, even in challenging conditions. This prioritization of safety aligns with the dry docks commitment to maintaining a secure working environment for its personnel.

Low Maintenance and Cost-Effectiveness
The implementation of Pultruded T-5000 Grating offers the  Marine Towing Drydock Rail Yard a low-maintenance solution, reducing the need for frequent repairs and upkeep. Furthermore, its cost-effectiveness and long-term performance make it a valuable investment for the rail yard’s operational infrastructure.

pultruded frp grating marine dock
Yellow Pultruded FRP Grating was chosen for this Alaskan application due to its long lifespan, non slip surface, light weight, resistance snow buildup.

Pultruded Grating stands as the optimal choice for a Marine Drydock, providing a durable, high-performance solution that addresses the specific requirements of the environment. Its corrosion resistance, heavy-duty performance, safety features, and cost-effectiveness make it an indispensable asset for the rail yard’s ongoing success and operational efficiency.

Pultruded FRP Grating in other Industries:

Pultruded Fiberglass Grating is commonly used in various industries due to its superior strength, corrosion resistance, and durability. Some potential industries where Pultruded T-5000 grating may be successfully implemented include:

  1. Marine and Offshore: Due to its corrosion resistance and durability, Pultruded FRP grating is suitable for marine and offshore applications, such as shipyards, docks, and offshore platforms.
  2. Industrial Manufacturing: Industries requiring heavy-duty flooring and grating solutions, such as manufacturing plants, chemical processing facilities, and industrial warehouses, can benefit from the high-strength and low-maintenance characteristics of Pultruded FRP grating.
  3. Transportation: The transportation sector, including railway facilities and infrastructure, can utilize Pultruded FRP grating for its durability and resistance to environmental factors.
  4. Construction and Infrastructure: In construction and infrastructure projects, Pultruded FRP grating can be used for walkways, platforms, and structural applications due to its high strength and corrosion resistance.

Characteristics of Pultruded Fiberglass grating make it a versatile solution for a wide range of industries that require durable, corrosion-resistant, and high-strength grating products.

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Yellow and Grey Pultruded FRP Grating compliments each other perfectly and presents an elevated level of safety due to high color contrast.
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Installation of Pultruded FRP Grating is fast and easy due to its lightweight nature.

Why choose Pultruded FRP Grating?

Pultruded FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) grating is often chosen over molded FRP grating or steel grating for industrial applications due to several key differences in their characteristics and performance. Here are the main reasons for choosing pultruded FRP grating:

Strength and Stiffness: Pultruded grating has a higher fiberglass concentration, making it stronger and stiffer than molded grating. This characteristic makes it suitable for applications requiring higher load-bearing capacity and longer spans.

Corrosion Resistance: Pultruded grating offers excellent corrosion resistance, making it ideal for harsh industrial environments where exposure to chemicals, moisture, and corrosive elements is a concern.

Heavy-Duty Applications: Due to its superior strength and load-bearing capabilities, pultruded grating is well-suited for heavy-duty industrial applications, such as manufacturing plants, chemical processing facilities, and offshore platforms.

Customization and Versatility: Pultruded grating can be customized to meet specific project requirements, offering versatility in panel sizes, resin systems, and other design features to accommodate various industrial applications.

Fire Retardant Properties: Some pultruded grating products are manufactured with fire retardant properties, making them suitable for applications where fire safety is a concern.

Pultruded Fiberglass grating is preferred over molded grating for industrial applications due to its higher strength, stiffness, corrosion resistance, suitability for heavy-duty use, and the ability to be customized to meet specific project requirements.

Pultruded FRP VS Steel and Wood Grating

pultruded frp grating dry dock
Pultruded FRP Grating was chosen in this application due to the deterioration of the wood and its fasteners.

Pultruded FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) grating is often chosen over steel grating for industrial applications due to several key advantages. Here are the main reasons for choosing pultruded FRP grating over steel grating:

  1. Corrosion Resistance: Pultruded FRP grating offers superior corrosion resistance compared to steel grating, making it ideal for corrosive environments, including chemical processing, marine, and industrial settings.
  1. Strength-to-Weight Ratio: Pultruded FRP grating provides high strength with a lower weight compared to steel, offering easier installation and reduced structural support requirements.
  1. Low Maintenance: FRP grating requires minimal maintenance and is resistant to chemicals, making it an attractive choice for industrial applications where exposure to water, chemicals, and cleaning agents is common.
  1. Safety Surface: The walking surface of pultruded grating often has a coarse epoxy grit bonded to the bearing bars, providing a safe surface for workers, even in wet conditions.
  1. Customization and Versatility: Pultruded FRP grating can be customized to meet specific project requirements, offering versatility in panel sizes, resin systems, and other design features to accommodate various industrial application.

Pultruded FRP grating is preferred over steel and wood grating for industrial applications due to its superior corrosion resistance, high strength-to-weight ratio, low maintenance requirements, safety features, and customization options. These advantages make it a versatile and cost-effective solution for a wide range of industrial settings.

Other Industries Utilizing Pultruded FRP Grating:

  • chemical processing
  • food & beverage
  • marine
  • aquatic centers
  • oil & gas
  • power
  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • pharmaceutical
  • metals & mining
  • pulp & paper
  • recreation
  • water parks
  • telecommunications
  • shipping centers
  • transportation facilities
  • water & waste treatment

Ready-made Ladders

Reliable, ready-made FRP ladders to suit your project. In stock and available now.

Cad Blocks for FRP Grating and Structures - compatible with AutoCad

CAD Blocks for FRP Grating and Structures

When designing structures that use FRP grating and shapes, you can create accurate and complete CAD drawings more quickly by using our standard CAD blocks.

Saving Time With Better Results

Use these FRP CAD blocks for repeatable and accurate geometries that save you time and represent fiberglass grating components precisely in your plans.

Represent FRP Structures Accurately

Our collection of CAD blocks include the most frequently used dimensions and patterns of fiberglass grating, attachment systems and fasteners. Use the complete set of blocks together for best results.

Cleaner and Leaner CAD Files

Proper use of these blocks will keep your design file size optimized. Use the pre-designed CAD block for each dimensional value of grating and structural components rather than having to create and modify your own.

Save Time in the Field

Using standardized CAD blocks will promote consistency in project drawings, and prevent non-standard use or vague dimensions from becoming embedded in your plans. Avoid the unhappy moments on the job site when it turns out that one component of the build has not been accurately documented.

Proper use of blocks also mean that you can track the number of pieces required with more certainty.

FRP Grating and Structures Blocks

We have these standard blocks available:

Molded FRP Grating 1″ to 2″
Sheet sizes 3’x10′, 4’x8′, 4’x12′,3’x20′,4’x20′

Pultruded FRP Grating 1″ to 1.5″
Sheet sizes 3’x10′, 4’x8′, 4’x12′,3’x20′,4’x20′

FRP Panels
Sheet sizes 3’x10′, 4’x8′, 4’x12′,3’x20′,4’x20′

FRP Clips and Fasteners

FRP I-Beam
Standard shapes

FRP Angle
Standard shapes

100% Compatibility

When it comes time to put your plans into action, you can be assured that the FRP grating products that are stocked in National Grating distribution centers across the USA and Canada will match up exactly with your design.

Request the Standard FRP Grating CAD Blocks Now Available From National Grating

We are happy to share our standard set of FRP Grating CAD blocks with you, at no charge. Simply enter your contact information below and we will send them to you with no obligation.