Advantage of Using Steel Grating

Steel Grating is used everywhere rather every industry because of its major advantage of providing safety and security to the staff and machines. There are other gratings like fiber glass grating and aluminum grating also available and are done by many companies. It basically supports big spaces and huge structures of polished floors and elevators or walkways. Many companies also use steel grating for hygienic purposes. For Example the Freezing industries use for the hygienic flooring for the live stock sheds. The in line advantage of Steel Grating is that they are mostly open structures which are every easy to wash and kept clean and also favors fast drying.


• Industrial uses are umpteen

• Safe and secure

• Strong Hold for Big Structures

• No Maintenance

Types of Grating- There are 3 types of steel grating available in the market mentioned as follows.

• 30mm centers (Available in steel and aluminum and it supports heavy loading )

• 40mm centers (Grating is available in both forge bar i.e. steel and Twist lock i.e. mild steel with aluminum, and is suitable for designing walkways, stairways, platforms and ladders also.

• 60mm centers (For grating in mining industries that can prevent the spilling of material on the floor. The design is such that it allows the falling of small materials and not the bigger ones. These are very light and are not suitable for heavy loading.

The load bar for spacing can be decided according to the requirement. The general requirement of the thickness of steel varies from 20 to 50mm.

Industrial Uses of Grating are as follows-

Flooring in the industries

Sun Shades and Drain Covers

Security Screens and Earth Mats for Safety

Shelving and Manhole Covers

Stair Treads and hand rails etc.

Thus Steel Grating is an important application of steel and aluminum especially demanding its uses for safety of man and merchandise in the working place. Whether it’s for heavy loading or for providing an earth mat, for every use the design requirement in steel grating is different depending upon the load sharing it is supposed to take. It is a versatile application with various uses. Specifications and Suitability of every type of grating offered are different and are used in different industries respectively. From the standard sized sheets the companies who provide steel grating service can cut the size required and serve the customer. It is used for commercial buildings, the automotive and assembly industries, factories, oil installations, generating plants and food processing.