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Just how long does Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Grating Last?

There are many factors that can affect how long products last, harsh environments, chemical exposure etc. Fibreglass Reinforced Plastic Grating can be expected to perform and outlast other materials such as timber, steel, and aluminium. FRP Grating will last many decades, with no degradation in performance.

Strength and Stability
An excellent feature of fibreglass reinforced plastic grating is it ability to absorb impacts that would damage and permanently deform steel and aluminium grating. The FRP grating will retain its original shape.

Unlike traditional grating materials Fibreglass reinforced plastic grating does not suffer from corrosion, rust, or rot. It is also unaffected by many chemicals and suitable for submerged environments.

Mount Hesse FRP Grating - rotting timber floors

It is not just a products longevity that needs to be a consideration, safety needs to be included. FRP grating comes in a range of non-slip surfaces are available to ensure that even when wet, there will be no slips. MaxiGRATE also carries a flame-spread index (rating) of 25 or less when tested in accordance with the ASTM E-84 standard, while also meeting the ASTM D-635 extinguishing requirements.

Ongoing maintenance of traditional materials like steel, cost dramatically increase the lifecycle cost of a project. Even with the ongoing maintenance the steel grating will still need to be replaced far in advance of its FRP equivalent. FRP grating is virtually maintenance free.

Offering decades of maintenance free and safe service, Fibreglass reinforced grating is a clear choice over steel or aluminium grating. FRP Grating is also UV stable and will not crack, degrade, or deform when exposed to the elements. Being lighter in weight, it is also easier and quicker to install. Requiring no special tools or hot works to install.FRP


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  • Safe Non-slip Surface finish
  • UV stable
  • Fire resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Easy to fabricate

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