Marco Specialty Steel: The Leading Safety Grating Supplier in Houston and Beyond
Marco Specialty Steel is your supplier of Grip-Strut® safety grating. This grating is high strength lightweight metal grating designed for safety underfoot. Its unique one-piece diamond-shaped construction provides slip resistance in all directions and is suited for all walking/working surfaces where mud, ice, snow, grease, oil and detergents create slippery or hazardous conditions. Grip-Strut® is commonly used for work platforms, crossover platforms, industrial flooring, catwalks, balconies, mezzanines, storage areas, walkways, and stair treads.
Our Grip-Strut® Safety Grating Product Selection
Marco Specialty Steel’s stock inventory of Grip-Strut® safety grating products includes:
Grip-Strut® Safety Diamond Plank Grating
Grip-Strut® plank grating is a versatile safe surface. Its standard lengths are 10’ & 12’. Diamond grip grating provides the best slip resistance of all the safety grating options. It is lightweight and virtually maintenance free. Diamond grip grating has two surfaces available which are serrated and non-serrated so you can pick the best walking surface possible. Type 316 stainless steel is available upon special request and stainless is only available in plank form and up to 11 3/4” wide. A relief hole is also available upon request on 3, 4, & 5 diamond planks.
Grip-Strut® Safety Grating Walkway Channels
Grip-Strut® walkway channels consist of one-piece channels equipped with integral side toe boards. The side boards project above the flooring to provide additional safety on elevated walkways and similar structures.
These safety grating walkway channels also offer flexibility for expansion by welding additional planks or installing splice plates, the latter of which are available for separate purchase as packages or kits. The lightweight planks are easy to fabricate and offer the advantage of fast and easy installation. The standard Grip-Strut® walkway channel design features stock lengths of 10’ and 12’, toe boards measuring 4 ½” and a 24”, 10-diamond width. Other sizes/configurations are available.
Grip-Strut® Stair Treads and Ladder Rungs
Grip-Strut® stair treads feature welded-end carrier plates with pre-punched holes that facilitate attachment to stair stringers. The standard Grip-Strut® stair tread design includes a substantial side margin that promotes easy visibility, although supplementary abrasive nosings are also available for areas/applications requiring heightened visibility and safety. Choose from six stair tread widths to meet your needs and just about any tread length that your desire.
We also offer slip-resistant Grip-Strut® ladder rungs you can use to construct new ladders or retrofit existing ladders. Ladder rungs are available in 14 gauge steel and in 16″, 18″, 20″, 24″, 30″ and 36″ spans.
Grip-Strut® Safe Loads and Deflections Tables:
2 Diamond Plank – 4-3/4″ width
3 Diamond Plank – 7″ width
4 Diamond Plank – 9-1/2″ width
5 Diamond Plank – 11-3/4″ width
8 Diamond Plank – 18-3/4″ width -or- Comparative Performance Tables
10 Diamond Plank – 24″ width -or- Comparative Performance Tables
Walkway – 10 Diamond Walkway 24″ width -or- Comparative Performance Tables
Grip-Strut® Slip Resistance Test
Values stated above are determined in accordance with standards for slip-resistance established by Federal Specification RR-G-1602D. The values indicated are an average of values obtained for five sole materials (leather, boot rubber, shoe rubber, Neolite and Hypalon) tested in three directions (longitudinally, transversely and diagonally) for the surface conditions noted. Values are in pounds of force necessary to move a 175 lb. load one inch across the surface of grating.
Other Benefits of Grip-Strut® Grating
Another important safety benefit of grip-strut grating is that the diamond-shaped openings are small enough to catch falling tools and other objects. The lightweight, easy-to-handle planks ensure quick, simple installation — one person can typically handle the entire installation process. This type of grating is also virtually maintenance-free. You will experience a low cost of ownership over the course of the many years of use in your facility or worksite. In other words, Grip-Strut® grating’s advantages are:
- Lightweight: The lightweight Grip-Strut® design and construction make it easy to transport and install the product wherever you need it.
- Easy to fabricate: You can easily fabricate Grip-Strut® products to your specifications — custom fabrication is a breeze.
- Slip-resistant walking surfaces: Eliminate worries about visitors slipping and falling, and possibly suffering a serious injury.
- Maintenance-free: The remarkable durability of Grip-Strut® eliminates the need for preventive maintenance and ensures a low cost of ownership and excellent return on your investment.
Using Grip-Strut® safety grating can also significantly reduce the number of accidents that occur in your workplace. You’ll have fewer instances of workers slipping and falling, which will help to prevent lost-time injuries that minimize workforce productivity and negatively impact your company’s bottom line, as well as lower your liability risk.
You’ll also protect your company against worker’s compensation claims. And in an era of increasingly stringent OSHA standards, safety grating can help you maintain compliance and avoid costly fines and other penalties resulting from safety violations.
We Custom-Fabricate Grip-Strut® Safety Grating to Your Specifications
Do you have a unique application or other special manufacturing requirement? We have the capability to custom-fabricate Grip-Strut® grating to adapt to your specific plant or field conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility in Houston, TX includes a modern in-house fabrication shop equipped with all the latest saws and other cutting tools and machinery. Our technical sales consultant will be happy to help you explore the various customization alternatives available to your company.
Where Can You Use Grip-Strut® Safety Grating?
A Grip-Strut® walkway can provide a sturdy, slip-resistant surface that is ideally suited for interior or exterior locations where ice, snow, oil, grease, detergent or other slippery materials pose a constant safety hazard. A typical outdoor Grip-Strut® grating application is as ice bridge kits that protect and support the cable spans between bridge towers and shelters. The installation of Grip-Strut® stair treads also makes sense for the manufacturing of stairs in environments where the footing is treacherous.
Marco Offers a Large Selection of Stock Grip-Strut® Safety Grating Products
Look no further than Marco Specialty Steel for an extensive inventory of high-quality, Grip-Strut® grating products. Our selection of stock material grades and gauges includes:
- Hot Rolled Steel: 12 Gauge or 14 Gauge
- Pre-Galvanized Steel (G90): 12 Gauge or 14 Gauge
- Aluminum Alloy 5052H32: 0.080” Thick or .100” Thick (Alloy 5052H32)
- Stainless Steel Type 304 or Type 316: 16 Gauge
Choose from 10’ or 12’ plank lengths, and special cut sizes are also available upon request. Additionally, we offer a heavy-duty size that can accommodate larger, heavier loads. Complete your order with custom Grip-Strut® accessories available from Marco Specialty Steel.
Marco Specialty Steel: An Experienced Metal Solutions Provider You Can Trust
Over the course of a quarter-century in business, Marco Specialty Steel has helped a long list of companies meet their metal product requirements. We’re known for our extraordinarily fast project completion times, close attention to every project detail and superior customer service. Although we’re based in Houston, we can provide prompt, reliable safety grating services to companies throughout Texas, across the United States and around the world.
Marco is proud to provide the most comprehensive line of safety grating products including Grip-Strut®, Perf-O Grip®, Traction-Tread® and Grate-Lock® with slip resistant surfaces. We also have a complete understanding of each product and its features and benefits so we can recommend the best solution for your company.