What is grating?
A manufactured product for nearly 100 years, metal grating is an assembled grid or metal lattice of parallel bearing bars with crossbars or crimp bars used to space and hold the bearing bars erect. Grating provides a surface but allows air, light, heat, sound and water to pass through. It is strong and durable, and virtually maintenance free. Metal grating is either custom fabricated or provided in “stock panels” and is available from IKG® in a wide variety of sizes, spacings, thicknesses, surfaces, and finishes, depending on the application´s environment and load requirement. Metal floor grating may be required by regulatory standards in certain circumstances. It is a reliable, proven product for industrial flooring because it withstands heavy equipment, rolling loads and pedestrian traffic.
What materials are used to make grating?
Many varied materials can be used for gratings, including carbon steel alloys, aluminum, and stainless steel. Each material has specific advantages; carbon steel industrial flooring gratings are good for high-traffic floor areas; aluminum grating is lightweight; corrosion resistant and non-sparking, so it is well-suited to situations where strength to weight ratio is important, such as wastewater treatment plants. Stainless steel grating is used in areas with elevated temperatures and certain corrosive environments.
What is span?
The distance between points of grating support, or the direction of this dimension. It must always be measured parallel to the bearing bars.
Can you create customized bar grating?
Yes, our in-house fabrication shop is equipped to make your unique bar grating solutions. Our team will help you come up with a design that best fits your needs.
What is MEBAC®?
MEBAC (Metal Bonded Anti-Slip Coating) is an IKG exclusive safety product. This coating can be applied to all IKG stock and fabricated grating. Made with abrasive grit particles encapsulated in a metal spray arc that is bonded to an aluminum or steel substrate, offering a consistently high coefficient of friction (minimum .60 C.O.F required by most municipalities) under a wide range of conditions.
What is GrateCoat®?
Through a multi-million-dollar investment in powder coat technology, IKG is the first grating manufacturer to offer powder coat finish as a standard paint for bar grating. Our GrateCoat finish is available in black and bray, or we can match a specific paint color.
The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles in GrateCoat adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces of the grating until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.
Can I cancel or expedite my order?
We understand that plans change and as a bar grating company that has in-house production we can be flexible in cancellations and rush orders. It will depend, based on your unique project, please call your sales representative or our main line to better assess your order requests.
What is banding?
The open ends of grating panels can be banded to provide additional transverse stiffness and an enhanced architectural appearance. Banding is especially important when grating panels are designed to be removable. If grating ends will be unsupported or grating will be subject to vehicular loads, banding can reduce impact stresses by transferring loads to adjacent bearing bars.