As well as being versatile and cost effective, GRP ratings are lighter and more durable than steel, offering a high resistance to corrosion. They are fire retardant, chemical resistant and non-conductive with a high strength to weight ratio and require virtually no maintenance. GRP gratings are suitable for many applications, providing safe and cost-effective anti-slip flooring solutions where long-term performance in aggressive corrosive or chemical environments is required.
BENEFITS OF GRP
Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) is a very useful material and used in many industries, including industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
High strength to weight ratio
GRP is a strong yet lightweight material that can bear heavy loads. Its weight makes it easy to install and very economical to transport
GRP requires virtually no maintenance
Many GRP products including gratings, handrails, gates and fencing are commonly installed outside in areas of high footfall or with greater volumes of daily traffic. Colours used within GRP go through a process of pigmentation, meaning that there is no fade or discolouration regardless of where the product is used.
Material used in construction can be expensive, but GRP is affordable and requires virtually no maintenance or upkeep, saving on additional costs. GRP is also long-lasting, reducing the need replacement at regular intervals.
The flexibility of GRP means it can be moulded to any specification, making it an extremely versatile material to use.
Offering exceptional corrosion resistance, GRP is highly tolerant of the most aggressive of environments.
GRP is waterproof, making it idea for use on roofs, walkways and other outdoor applications.
GRP products are designed to be durable regardless of the environment thy are installed in. GRP is and incredibly resilient and durable material that delivers outstanding cost benefits. The unique properties of GRP mean that the condition of the product doesn’t deteriorate when exposed to the elements.
When wet, GRP remains a safe and secure product to use in any wet or damp conditions.
COMMON GRP GRATINGS APPLICATIONS
- Platforms and factory floors
- Food processing plants
- Chemical plants
- Oil rigs
- Substation floors
- Raised flooring
- Trench covers
When used vertically, GRP gratings can be used as debris and litter screens or machine guards.
GRP Gratings are lightweight and chemical resistant, making them a long lasting and cost-effective alternative to steel or wooden trackside walkways.
Gullies and guttering
GRP gratings over gullies and guttering allow liquids to drain away whilst providing a safe anti-slip walking surface for people.
One of the most common used of GRP gratings is flooring. Because of its superior heat and chemical resistance, GRP is perfect for industrial flooring and walkways.
Swimming pools and changing rooms
The combination of grip and water resistance makes GRP gratings ideal for the drainage and filtering of swimming pools and leisure centres, providing a safe, non-slip walking surface.
Because they are lightweight, easy to install and resistant to the elements, GRP gratings offer the perfect choice for roof walkways. They can be cut to suit and assembled modularly, so even challenging roof surfaces can benefit from safe walkways.