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Diamond plate, mild steel chequer plate, five-bar treadplate – whatever you call it, this is the metal you need when slip-resistance is a must. An icon of the metal world, treadplate is a time-served favourite when it comes to safety underfoot. We stock three treadplate products and offer a free cutting service, so you get exactly what you need.
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Checker plate is the product you use when longevity and grip are equally important. The raised checker pattern provides grip while remaining long-lasting and impact-resistant.
Checker plate can also be known as diamond plate, chequered plate, tread plate, durbar plate, and many more terms, but ultimately it is all the same stuff: strong steel or aluminium sheets with a pattern pressed into it that provides grip underfoot.
Our range of checker plate products include:
Each product is manufactured using high-quality materials with the checker pattern imprinted onto one surface. The other side is smooth for easy fitting.
Let us cut your treadplate to size for free – simply select the next size up from the dimensions you require and tell us what size to cut it down to on the order page. We’ll do the rest!
USING CHECKER PLATE
Chequered plate is useful in situations where you require a strong floor or wall surface with impact resistance and grip. It is often used as industrial flooring, as kitchen floors or in catering premises, high traffic areas, shopfitting, and warehousing.
Aluminium and stainless steel are corrosion-resistant materials and best suited to catering applications and anywhere where good hygiene is essential. These metals are also preferred whenever the plate will be visible to the public, due to their aesthetic appeal. Steel checker plate, on the other hand, is more cost-effective than aluminium and stainless steel.
Checker plate can also be used on walls, doors, ramps, and for vehicle and workshop flooring.
HOW CHECKER PLATE IS MADE
There are two primary manufacturing methods for checker plate. One method is stamping the tread pattern onto rolled metal. A sheet of steel or aluminium is rolled and the pattern is stamped onto one side while the other is left smooth to allow for easy bonding.
The other method is to use metal sheet and a flash heating machine. The sheet is rolled into the machine, flash heated and the pattern pressed into the sheet. The sheet then cools again ready for cutting.