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Fiberglass FRP Stair Tread Covers Revitalize Old Stairs

metal stairs
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 FRP 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. 

New FRP Stair Treads cover up old unsightly 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 FRP 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.
how to install fiberglass frp stair tread covers
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.

how to install frp fiberglass stairs
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

fiberglass frp stair tread
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.

National Grating Customer Service

National Grating prides itself on providing exceptional customer service to all customers, big and small.

Reach out to us today for your next FRP Project!

Sales@NationalGrating.com / 1-844-599-0260

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.

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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 FRP 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 FRP 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 FRP 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

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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
1-1/2" x 1-1/2" Square Mesh

Fiberglass Square Mesh Grating

Fiberglass Square Mesh Grating

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" Square Mesh

1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Square Mesh

National Grating fiberglass Square mesh panels are ideal for decking, walkway, and flooring applications in corrosive environments.

1.5″ Square Mesh Grating is the long-lasting solution for rugged applications. Steel and aluminum grating have considerable down-sides; they corrode, wear down quickly, cause maintenance headaches and downtimes, and are costly to install.

National Grating high-strength molded FRP grating can be designed and used like traditional metal grates, but with all the many benefits of fiberglass. 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Square FRP grating is especially useful for replacing steel grating or aluminum grating in corrosive environments or where other types of gratings require frequent replacements. For smaller mesh sizes check out our mini-mesh Fiberglass Grating.

Resin Systems
National Grating Molded Fiberglass is available in two standard resin systems. Each providing different levels of corrosion protection. Both resin systems meet Class 1 Flame Spread Rating per ASTM E-84 test standards.

Polyester: A premium-grade isophthalic polyester resin system that provides excellent corrosion protection. Standard colors: Dark Gray, Light Gray, Yellow, and Green

Vinyl ester: A chemically resistant system that provides the highest level of corrosion protection. Standard colors: Yellow, Dark Gray, and Orange

SQUARE MESH PANEL SIZES

Squre Mesh Grating with S.S. Clip

Square mesh with S.S. Clip

Molded FRP Mesh is available in 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ thick Panels.

Standard Panel sizes are 3′ x 10′,  4′ x 8′, 4′ x 12′ and 5′ x 10′.

We can cut down the panels to any size you like, or you can cut them yourself. Be sure to use a diamond-tip blade as a standard saw blade will dull very quickly.

Call us at 1-877-984-7788 for a fabricated quote. 

Strong, Lightweight and Corrosion-Resistant
Fiberglass Square Mesh grating has the strength of steel, but it won’t corrode like steel can.

Safer Walking Surface
A coarse, gritted epoxy coating enhances traction.

Support and Stability
Molded Mesh FRP panels are equally strong in both directions

Easy Fabrication
FRP Mesh Panels are lightweight, easy to transport, and can be cut and fabricated using standard hand tools.

FRP Square Mesh Panels

FRP Square Mesh Panels

Extended Life
The coated resin surface increases resistance to chemical corrosion and continuous UV exposure.

Not sure which type of grating is best for your application?

Download our Grating Selection Chart use our Quick Quote Form.

Molded Square Mesh or Pultruded Grating?

Fiberglass Grating Applications for Your Industry

Our molded FRP grating has applications in many industries, including:

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

Call us at 1-877-984-7788 to speak with a National Grating FRP Specialist.

Square Mesh FRP

Features of Square Mesh Fiberglass Grating

Corrosion Resistant
Extremely Strong
Impact Resistant
Non-Skid Surface / Anti-Skid
Low Electrical and Thermal Conductivity
Easily Fabricated in the Field

 

Bulk and Wholesale Discounts Available on Large Orders

 


Our Fiberglass Grating Houston distributionshipping to Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Garland, Irving, Amarillo, Grand Prairie, and Brownsville.

All our fiberglass grating Houston warehouse products meets required frp specs Fast Delivery via our Superior Logistics Network

National Grating provides mini-mesh molded fiberglass grating to ALL major cities including:

Virginia: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, Hampton
Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester, Providence, Springfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford
Indiana: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend, Carmel, Fishers, Bloomington, Hammond

Michigan: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren , Sterling Heights, Lansing Eaton & Ingham , and Ann Arbor
New Jersey: Newark , Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, and Lakewood
Illinois: Chicago , Aurora, Rockford , Joliet , Naperville, Springfield , Peoria, and Elgin

Texas: Houston, Dallas / Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Arlington, Dallas, and Brownsville
New York: Buffalo, Rochester, Monroe, Yonkers, Westchester, Syracuse, and Albany.
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, and Bethlehem

Ohio: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton , Parma , Canton, and Youngstown
Georgia: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savanna, Athens, Sandy Springs, and Roswell
North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh , Greensboro , Durham , Winston-Salem , Fayetteville , and Cary

California: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, and Oakland
Florida: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg

We can ship within 2 business days to the following Locations:

Iowa City, Jackson, Biloxi, Gulfport, Albuquerque Santa Fe, Charleston, Morgantown, Huntington, Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, Bangor, Augusta, Manchester, Portsmouth, Concord, Providence, Newport, Warwick, Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Sioux City, Rapid City, Fargo, Bismarck, Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Burlington, and Cheyenne,Waterbury, Roanoke, Gary, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Salt Lake City, Park City, St. George, Wichita, Topeka, Henderson, Carson City

Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Baltimore Annapolis, Bolder, Fort Collins, Columbia, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Frederick, Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Colorado Springs,  Portland, Eugene, Bend, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Des Moines, Cedar Rapid,

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 mini-mesh fiberglass grating at the best possible price with the lowest freight charges.