Nine Reasons to Choose FRP Grating
for Your Dock and Walkway Surfaces
Dock Repair and Walkway Materials – FRP Grating by National Grating
As a marina owner or contractor, you know that you are in the business of looking good. Choose the dock repair option that gives a clean, professional appearance – FRP dock walkway panelsfrom National Grating. Available in several distinctive colors, the fiberglass reinforced dock surface material we offer will keep its color, resist stains and clean easily. It is a great choice to replace unsightly warped and rotted dock planking.
Easy Sizing and Installation
Dock walkway and floor grating from National Grating is much easier to transport, fabricate and install than heavy steel grating. It only weighs a fraction of the steel, while giving comparable performance. No need for welders and torch-cutters – you can easily cut FRP grating yourself with your circular saw and a diamond blade. (See our super-easy cutting guide.) Dock repair has never been so easy.
FRP walkway panels also cover much more surface area than wood timbers for comparable weight. FRP will not rot, warp or discolor like wood.
FRP grating can be pressure-washed and is resistant to chemicals. A great choice for your dock repair and marina upgrades.
Avoiding Theft and Vandalism
An unfortunate reality is that metal thieves prey on unprotected areas in your facility. Metal grating in open areas is easily stolen and sold for scrap value, causing inconvenience and an unsafe environment for your visitors. FRP has no scrap metal value for thieves. Bad guys begone!
Lower Cost of Ownership
With a long service life and the ability to handle the product yourself (no welders or steel fabrication required), FRP dock walkways from National Grating will save you all those extra contractor repair costs over the years.
The Thickness and Sheet Sizes You Need
FRP grating comes in several types, molded (usually a pattern of squares), pultruded (a series of bars), or mini-mesh (smaller holes). We are happy to suggest the right solution for your need. Questions you will need to consider include:
- will the grating have foot traffic only or automotive traffic as well?
- is extra performance required (i.e., handling heavy-duty vehicles)
- what span is required?
- what lengths are required?
- if going into an existing installation, what is the depth of the drain trench?
- have you ensured that there are adequate shoulders to support the grating?
- what color would you like? (Ask our reps for colors available for your specs.)
- would you like a gritted non-slip surface for extra safety?
- which grating sheet sizes will give you most efficient cuts? We can help you with this!
Durable and Attractive
FRP grating from National Grating will perform for years without fading or cracking, and you will never have to worry about rust!
Dock Walkway Grating Panels – Now in Stock
Marina walkway FRP grating and trench grates from National Grating ship within two days of your order from a distribution center near you.