fiberglass frp grating car wash

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.

FRP plate car wash national grating
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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Reach out to us today for your next FRP Project! / 1-844-599-0260

Gray HLC Grating

HLC FRP Grating

Heavy Duty HLC Fiberglass Grating

HLC (High Load Capacity) FRP Grating is specifically designed for trenches with heavy vehicle traffic and rolling loads such as forklifts or large trucks. HLC grating is extremely durable and can withstand corrosive environments where steel will rust.

Yellow HLC Grating

Heavy Duty Yellow HLC Fiberglass Grating

Advantages of HLC Grating:

    • High Strength to Weight Ratio
    • Corrosion Resistant
    • Long Lasting
    • Low Maintenance
    • Fire Retardant
    • Non-conductive
  • Easy to install

HLC Grating 1.5” or 2” Deep

1.5” deep HLC grating can withstand 5,000-pound concentrated loads with very little deflection. 2” deep HLC grating is even stronger and can span wider trenches. It has a 1” by 2” mesh pattern with 48% open area.

FRP Versus Steel

With the growing popularity of Fiberglass grating, our customers are discovering more and more applications for FRP Grating where they have previously used steel.

Steel is flexible under heavy pressure; It doesn’t like to bend back to its original shape once it has been transformed. FRP is highly elastic but engineered in such a way to where it doesn’t permanently deform. FRP grating creates less vibration than steel, so it doesn’t emit an annoying clatter when driven over.

Gray HLC Grating

Heavy Duty Gray HLC Fiberglass Grating

HLC Grating Availability

We stock our HLC Grating in 4’ x 6’ panels. We can either cut the grating to size to fit your trench or you can cut the grating yourself with a skill saw or table saw using a diamond tip blade.

Call 1-877-599-0260 for more information. Our sales and service team are ready to help.