Grating is designed for high impact and high load applications. Steel grating is an important structural component of many buildings, especially in commercial and industrial spaces.
Steel is used for grating for the following reasons.
Steel has extremely high tensile strength. It is a durable alloy consisting of reactive materials that block dislocations at the atomic level.
Due to its non-perishability, pests are kept out. You can rely on steel whether in high temperatures, extreme cold, strong winds or heavy rain.
There are five different types of steel grating, each with its own unique applications and benefits. They are
Stainless Steel Grating
Stainless steel is one of the most versatile and valuable materials in the world for a number of reasons. It can be used in a variety of ways. Due to its hygienic value, it is widely used in bathrooms and toilets. The following are the top 5 benefits of stainless steel grating.
Stainless steel has the strength to hold up in both high and low temperatures.
Stainless steel is one of the most hygienic materials, as it does not support the growth of bacteria. In addition, cleaning is effortless.
Stainless steel is very resistant to cold because this metal resists corrosion, rust and water very well. The protective film on the metal prevents it from reacting with other organic materials.
Stainless steel can be recycled, which is great for sustainability.
Because of its strength and corrosion resistance, stainless steel is very durable.
However, as most people already know, its biggest drawback is that stainless steel is very expensive and not viable for most applications. Most importantly, like other metal grates, stainless steel grates can absorb heat quickly, creating a thermal loop and potentially artificially raising ambient temperatures.
Cast Iron Grates
Cast iron grate is an excellent and economical material that we use in heavy or light duty areas. It exhibits excellent corrosion resistance in road wear areas, but is prone to rusting. In addition, due to its rising scrap value in recent years, it is very susceptible to theft.
Low carbon steel grating
These gratings can be used in many different ways. It can keep many selected structures clean and tidy. However, it has a weaker tensile strength compared to its counterparts.
Galvanized Steel Grating
Galvanized steel grating has a glossy appearance and finish. Due to its advantages, it is well suited for industrial use. The following are some of the benefits of galvanized steel grating.
Extended service life.
Even when exposed to the most corrosive environments, galvanized steel grating can last more than 30 years.
It is relatively low-maintenance because it does not require painting and further maintenance.
Galvanized steel grating protects against scratches or abrasion when in physical contact with machinery or footing.
This grating can be applied to any structure of any shape and size. However, it is costly and looks unattractive compared to stone grating.
Aluminum grating is an ideal choice because it is a light weight and corrosion resistant material. Because of its versatility and durability, we use aluminum for a variety of industrial applications. Again, aesthetics are a major concern for architects.