SlipNOT® aluminum punched plank is an excellent alternative to smooth bar aluminum grating for applications that need to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. SlipNOT® aluminum punched plank meets the standards set by the ADA for wheelchair accessibility and high heel traffic. The SlipNOT® punched plank provides a high coefficient of friction, excellent structural strength, is light weight and less expensive than ADA compliant smooth bar aluminum grating (7-4 spacing). The diagonal punched pattern still allows light and liquids to drain through, like aluminum smooth bar grating. SlipNOT® also offers unpunched plank for those applications where a solid decking is required. Whether punched or unpunched, SlipNOT® planking is low maintenance. This is a superior alternative to smooth bar aluminum grating with plate on top, and is more cost efficient.
For example, a commercial building required an ADA compliant entryway added to the back of their facility. We recommended using a SlipNOT® punched plank assembly for the stairway/landing and SlipNOT® aluminum plate for the wheel-chair lift. SlipNOT® aluminum planking is available in widths from 6” to 36” and lengths up to 20’ or 24’. Plank products can vary in thickness from 1” to 2 ½” and have a variety of punched and unpunched patterns. Aluminum plank can have aluminum, stainless steel or steel SlipNOT® surfaces applied depending upon project criteria. SlipNOT® aluminum punched plank is available in multiple patterns, such as square punched, diagonal punched and rectangular punched.