According to an article entitled “What is Domestic Rubber Flooring” by Kathleen Kally, “Rubber flooring can have an anti-fatigue feature made for people who stand in one place for a long period of time, such as in a production line for manufacturing. Most rubber flooring is both non-slip and flexible.” Although products such as rubber grating, composite grating and even plastic grating may appear to have durable and slip resistant features that are ideal for industrial and commercial applications, these temporary types of grating are unable to withstand the harsh chemicals and elements that many environments have to offer. Metal grating, combined with a non-slip coating, not only provide durability and slip resistance, but ensures a permanent solution in dusty and slippery environments.
Metal grating provides a solid, strong surface that rubber and plastic grating can’t match. The flexible features of rubber grating may provide an anti fatigue feature for industrial workers, but if it comes in contact with harsh elements, it can wear down and may even deform. Plastic grating, like rubber grating, may have the same reaction if used in a heat intensive environment. Metal grating allows for drainage of slippery elements without the concern for unintentional restructuring, even after many years of use in hazardous settings. SlipNOT® slip resistant metal grating has a file hard surface that is between 55 – 63 on the Rockwell “C” scale and has a bond strength of at least 4,000 psi. Combined with a coefficient of friction at 0.85, this metal grating is the ideal solution to ensure workers and pedestrians with a non slip, permanent walking surface.
When considering a replacement flooring application that allows for drainage but still ensures a secure walking surface, metal grating stands up to the competition, long after temporary grating has buckled under the pressure. Be smart; choose non-slip metal grating; your employees will thank you.
Kally, Katherine. “What is Domestic Rubber Flooring?” http://www.ehow.com/about_4699045_what-domestic-rubber-flooring.html