ANTI-SLIP GRP GRATING
GRP or Glass Reinforced Plastic grating offers safety without compromise. It's lighter, cheaper and more durable than traditional steel gratings, offering unparalleled anti-slip protection.
This makes it ideal for walkways, gantries, raised flooring, platforms, drainage, trench covers, service risers, pontoons, platforms, ramps, inspections pits, rainwater harvesting, footbridges and more.
We offer GRIPCLAD® GRP square moulded open mesh, mini-mesh, and solid top covered grating for a vast range of UK industries and applications.
Our GRP gratings are reinforced with vertical and horizontal continuous fibreglass strands, fully soaked in unsaturated polyester resin. This provides excellent bi-directional strength and mechanical properties, creating a strength-to-weight ratio that consistently outperforms its metal counterparts.
At GRIPCLAD®, we have over 25 years' experience providing structural and sound anti-slip grating solutions to businesses across the UK and Europe.
Benefits of GRP Floor Gratings
GRP grating is a cost-effective, lightweight flooring solution that offers the best corrosion resistance together with excellent anti-slip properties.
Other benefits include:
- Design life of 25 years
- Proven to be stronger than metal gratings
- Superior slip resistance
- Endless application possibilities
- Corrosion and chemical resistance
- Fire resistance
- Available in a range of colours
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GRP Grating Uses
GRP flooring continues to replace conventional materials - major asset-owners are fostering innovation and steadily using it for more applications. Due to the increasing number of uses for GRP gratings, we offer a range of different sizes and resin systems to suit various environments, including:
GRIPCLAD® fibreglass grating, anti-slip and flooring systems comply with all relevant UK and European standards.
Our GRP products are fire retardant to ASTM E84. We also adhere to BE EN ISO 14122 ‘permanent means of access to industrial equipment’ and BS4592 ‘industrial flooring, walkways and stair treads’ regulations.
GRIPCLAD® GRP gratings are all manufactured to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standards.
Excellent Anti-Slip Performance
The slip hazards of wet metal gratings can be avoided by replacing them with this lightweight, fibreglass grating alternative.
GRP gratings have a great reputation for their slip resistance and have an ‘Excellent ‘ pass in tests carried out to BS 7976-2:2002 making them ideal for use in water and around wet areas.
GripClad’s GRP gratings are made from a fibreglass base in an isophthalic resin. With an aluminium oxide grit on top, bonded to the surface, a resilient structure is produced with superb underfoot traction. This produces the perfect non-slip solution, no matter the environment – wet, corrosive or with heavy footfall.
See also our GRP LOADING TABLES
Fibreglass grating offers good corrosion resistance over a wide pH range. It is also highly resistant to wear, tear, impact and abrasion.
Our gratings can withstand a wide range of chemicals. If you have a specific requirements, get in touch for the test results on all chemicals.
GRP gratings also have high fire and weather resistance. No matter what happens, our grating will maintain their structure and reliability.
Our gratings meet the Class 1 Flame Spread rating of 25 or less, in accordance with ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test Method. If a flame spread requirement of less than 25 is required we can supply this bespoke made. Get in touch today if you have specific requirements.
Our anti-slip products are ideal outside as well as inside. All of our GRP gratings are manufactured with high quality UV inhibitors to prevent degradation from UV rays.
Strength of GRP Grating
In tests involving impact resistance and strength-to-weight ratio, GRP gratings consistently outperform their metal equivalents.
Just 38mm of gratings 1 metre wide, can easily withstand 1/2 ton per square metre. The performance improved when the width is reduced: at 300mm wide, the 38mm grating will withstand loads in excess of 12 tons.
This performance makes GRP gratings ideal for all pedestrian traffic and medium loadings.
Maintenance and Costs
You'll find GRP gratings easy to lift, transport, install and maintain. This is all thanks to their light weight and easy-clean design. Because they are resistant to weather erosion and chemical corrosion, you can enjoy a GRP grating for its entire 25 year life plus.
Manufactured according to ISO 9001, the structural integrity of the GRP gratings is high grade
Our Typical Panel Sizes
GRP Standard Open Mesh Gratings
GRP Standard Mesh (industry standard sizes based on the mould), includes a 38mm x 38mm pitch (30mm x 30mm square hole). Our standard GRP open mesh is suitable for use in all manner of applications, from footbridges and decking to service risers and rooftop walkways. This is thanks to its flexibility and durability as a product.
- Colours Available: Light Grey, Green, Yellow
- Thicknesses: 25mm, 38mm & 50mm
- Panel Size: Exact: 997mm x 1984mm - 997mm x 3012mm - 1220mm x 2440mm, 1220mm x 3660mm
GRP Minimesh Gratings
GRP Minimesh Grating (industry standard sizes based on mould) includes a 20mmx 20mm pitch (12mmx 12mm square hole). Our GRP Mini Mesh Grating is versatile and practical, and is ideal for public-facing applications such as external walkways and leisure facilities like swimming pools.
- Colours Available: Green, Beige or Light Grey
- Thicknesses: A choice of 14mm - 22mm -30mm - 38mm
- Panel Size: These all vary depending on thickness 3647mm x 1247mm, 3007mm x 1007mm, 4047mm x 1247mm
GRP Covered Gratings
Our Solid Top Grating is available in three different sizes and is ideal for applications where structural performance is critical, but easy access is imperative. It’s suitable for applications such as ports, retail spaces, public work areas, trenches, and gully covers, where a lightweight anti-slip solution is needed.
- Colours Available: Green or Grey
- Thicknesses: 29mm or 42mm
- Panel Size: 2007mm x 1007mm - 3007mm x 1007mm - 3660mm x 1220mm
GRIPCLAD® GRP Gratings at Waterworks
"The GRP Grating is lightweight and very durable, and with the correct tools we found it easy to carry out intricate cutting to curves to enable an easy to slot in installation. We will continue to use GRP Grating over Metal Grating from now on."
BSC - Contractors for Southern Water