Welded steel bar grating is the most popular type, due to its combination of strength, ease of installation and cost-effectiveness. See Welding Standards for more information. Applications include platforms, ventilation grates, stair treads and safety covers. The selection of welded grating products available include standard weld, close-mesh, railroad and heavy-duty. Read more…
Press–locked grating features a system of perpendicular interlocking bars that provide a smooth, clean look. This makes it perfect for architectural applications where aesthetic sensibilities are of utmost importance. Press-locked grating can be produced from carbon steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Its surface can be treated by galvanizing, painting or powder coating. Read more…
Riveted bar grating is primarily used for engineering applications involving wheeled equipment that transports rolling loads due to its resistance to buckling. Available in both aluminum and steel, this type of grating features reticulated bars that are riveted to the bearing bars. The reticulated bars provide the smooth surface that is essential for the safe, smooth passage of rolling equipment. Read more…
Heavy-duty bar grating provides maximum strength in order to accommodate heavier loads in industrial and commercial settings. Heavy-duty bar grating also has a long lifespan which makes it ideal for demanding tasks over a long period of time. Standard widths are 2′, 3′, and 4′ in 20′ lengths. Standard bearing bars are 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ thick. Bars range from 1″ to 8″ deep. Read more…
Swage-lock aluminum bar grating offers a lightweight alternative to heavier steel grating. It is manufactured with either “I” or rectangular bearing bars that are permanently locked to the cross bars via a swaging process, a technique that reshapes the rods. I-bar swage-locked is lighter weight and less costly than a rectangular bar grating with the same bar thickness. Read more…
Bar Grating Stair Treads
As one of the leading bar grating suppliers in Texas, Marco Specialty Steel stocks a full line of stair treads that include bar grating stair treads. These stair treads are available in many different materials. All bar grating stair treads offer the unbeatable combination of superior strength, affordability and ease-of-installation. Read more…
We Are Leading Experts of Custom Bar Grating
In addition to our huge inventory of stock bar grating products, Marco Specialty Steel can also custom-fabricate any of our products for your specific applications. Our facility includes an in-house fabrication shop that is equipped with the necessary tools and technical expertise to create the one-of-a-kind product that meets your requirements.
We can work with your existing drawings or blueprints to produce print take offs that assist you in selecting the perfect aluminum or steel grating products for just about any application. Our team will work closely with you throughout your customization project. Our focus is on bringing your design concept to life to provide a custom bar grating solution that solves a problem in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Contact us today to see how our expert bar grating fabricators can help your job run smoothly.
We’re Also a Top Supplier of Metal Bar Grating Accessories
You can count on Marco Specialty Steel to supply all essential bar grating accessories. Options include an assortment of G clips, Saddle Clips, Grate-Fast clips, Z Clips and Weld Lugs. Our bar grating accessories are especially beneficial for custom applications that require maximum design and installation versatility and flexibility.
Bar Grating Anchoring Information
Our accessories page has a wealth of information regarding anchoring devices like clips, and also has welding specs. We provide reliable guidance regarding where and how to attach clips and other accessories to ensure they will provide the stability, support and safety you need for a successful project outcome.
When to Use Metal Bar Grating
- Stairs, stair treads and crossover platforms
- Sewage drain covers, manhole covers, fork lift traffic and loading ramps
- Racks and shelving
- Fire escapes, light guards and loading ramps
- Mezzanines and platforms
- Infill panels
- Vessel internals and catalyst support grids
- Bridge sidewalks and bridge decking
- Architectural uses like building facades or partitions
- Security screens in residential and commercial buildings
Bar grating has a vast amount of uses that range from flooring and stairs to bridges and sewage drain covers. It is a smart choice for flooring and stairs in work areas where slipping and falling is a major concern, such as industrial plants, waste water treatment facilities or manufacturing operations. The open design makes bar grating the best option for areas that require the passage of light. It also works well for projects that require fast, easy fabrication and installation.
What’s more, metal bar grating often provides the best solution for situations that require a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Choosing the Best Material for Your Bar Grating Products
We feature high-quality metal bar grating made from aluminum and steel in numerous styles for a wide range of applications.
- Carbon Steel: Carbon steel provides an economical, high strength grating for use in most industrial and commercial applications.
- Aluminum: Lightweight, corrosion-resistant and non-sparking alloys make aluminum ideal for use in chemical, petroleum, hydro and food processing plants, water and waste treatment facilities; munitions plants and other volatile areas; aboard ships; etc.
- Stainless Steel: Stainless steel bar grating is ideal for use in caustic atmospheres where corrosion resistance and minimum carbide precipitation are important considerations. It is especially applicable for chemical, food and hydro processing areas.
We Make Customer Service a Top Priority
Our customer-focused business approach differentiates us from other bar grating distributors. We make every effort to complete every bar grating project as quickly as possible to help you maintain your tight production schedules. Our quarter-century of metal/steel industry experience also ensures you get the high-quality, reliable service you expect. Contact us today to find out why we are one of the best steel companies in Houston Texas.
To ensure total customer satisfaction, we’ve created some free online resources to make the ordering process seamless.
- Bar Grating Accessories List
- Bar Grating Definitions & Glossary
- How to Order Bar Grating
- Bar Grating Specific Considerations
- Bar Grating Installation Clearances
- Bar Grating Load Charts
- Bar Grating Manufacturing Tolerances
- Bar Grating Welding Standards
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us today by completing our contact form or calling our Houston office.