Why Do So Many Fasteners Exist?
Many of our customers ask why there isn’t simply one type of clip for installing our different types of FRP gratings. That’s because we want to give you the most flexibility possible for your application. In some cases, a low-cost clip is enough to hold your grating in place, while in other cases you need more clamping force with our heavier-duty fasteners.
Depending on your grating application, you will want to consider:
- Surface flatness: Do you move a lot of carts, bags and containers across your grating? If so, you’ll want to choose recessed clips that don’t extend past the surface. These avoid catch points that can snag and tear bags and boxes and trap dirt, strings and other debris. See our collection of T-Clips for flush grating installation.
- Heavy load: If your grating will see heavy loads and frequent passage of carts, lift trucks and other vehicles, using a fastener with a larger surface area will increase the durability and stability of your grating. Our Pawl-Clips, G-Clips, CSM-Clips and W-Clips all feature an increased surface area that will hold your grating in place for a long time.
- Chemical and humidity resistance: If you’ve chosen our FRP grating for installation in an environment with high humidity or the presence of chemicals, you need fasteners and accessories that will resist damage and corrosion. We can propose a variety of resistant materials for our different models of fasteners, and we invite you to contact us for more information.
- Access for installation: A final concern when choosing your FRP grating fasteners is whether or not you have access to install the fastener. If you have access top and bottom, you can choose any fastener, but if you only have access at the top side, select either our G-Clips or CCSM-Clips. These two-part designs feature a hook for securing to the support below.
We’re Your FRP Grating Accessory Supplier
When placing your order through Marco Specialty Steel for your molded, pultruded or phenolic fiberglass grating, remember to select the right fasteners for your application. If you’re not sure which clips are best, let us know. We’d be happy to discuss your installation with you and suggest the best fasteners. In some cases, you may need a variety of different clips for different locations or positions.
At Marco Specialty Steel, we’re dedicated to finding custom solutions that suit you, so contact us today and let us help you find the perfect fasteners for your FRP grating.