Aluminium Tread Plate

Aluminium Tread Plate

Aluminium Tread Plate is a lightweight, functional and decorative surface material with a regular pattern of raised lines or diamonds on one side. The material is non-slip, durable and a very economical solution for corrosion resistant and non-slip applications.

The added texture reduces the risk of slipping, making Tread Plate an ideal solution for stairs, catwalks, walkways and ramps, particularly in an industrial setting. Its typical non-skid properties make Tread Plate ideal for use on ambulance interiors and on footplates of trucks, machinery and plants. Due to the attractive high polished finishing of Tread Plate, it has also become a popular decorative material, used on walls floors and counters.

aluminium treadplate / checker plate / vastrap image

Aluminium Tread Plate 1050 H14

Thickness (mm)Dimensions (mm)Mass/Sheet (kg)
1.52500 x 125015.203
1.53000 x 150021.892
22500 x 125019.437
32500 x 125027.906
4.52500 x 125040.609
62500 x 125053.312

Aluminium Tread Plate 5754 H16

Thickness (mm)Dimensions (mm)Mass/Sheet (kg)
1.52500 x 125015.203
22500 x 125019.437
32500 x 125027.906
4.52500 x 125040.609
62500 x 125053.312

Benefits of Aluminium Tread Plate

The numerous benefits of this versatile material are clear to see:

Slip resistant – The raised ‘bar pattern’ provides extra traction on stairs, ladders, ramps, tailgates, running boards, catwalks, loading bays and other general surfaces even when wet, iced, or covered in snow, chemicals or mud. ‘Embossed firetruck quality’ or ‘FTQ Tread Plate’ even meets industry safety regulations for slip resistance in America. In South Africa, industrial users of the product most frequently refer to it as ‘checker plate’, ‘checkered plate’ or ‘chequer plate’

Corrosion resistant – Aluminium Tread Plate is made of corrosion resistant aluminium alloy, particularly 5xxx and 6xxx alloys. These alloys provides years of service even under the toughest conditions, including marine locations. Marine Tread Plate is most frequently referred to as ‘diamond plate’.

Hygienic – Tread Plate is very easy to clean and wipe down, and is rather resistant to the possible damage other materials would receive from corrosive cleaning agents. This makes it ideal for food processing plants, caterers, restaurants, kitchens and industries where frequent sanitizing is required.

Protective – Due to its strength and natural oxidisation, aluminium Tread Plate can prevent damage to doors, walls, corners, partitions etc. It is also a great protector of bumpers, truck beds, tailgates, and off-road vehicle bodies.

Attractive – With various raised patterns and finishes available, the product is ideal for use in architecture, furniture making and applications where aesthetic appeal is most important. Bakkie canopies, firetrucks, shop counters and walls are also applications where Tread Plate is commonly used for aesthetic appeal.

5 Bar Pattern tread plate also known as checker plate, diamond plate or checkered plate.
'5-Bar' pattern aluminium Tread Plate. Commonly used in flooring applications.
Propeller Pattern aluminium Tread Plate is also known as checker plate or diamond plate.
'Propeller Plate' is named after the shapes of the pattern that resemble a typical propeller.
Tread plate also known as Treadplate, Checker Plate, Checkered Plate or Diamond Plate used on ambulance
Tread Plate being used on the back of an ambulance
Tread Plate also known as checker plate, diamond plate, checkered plate or vastrap being used for its aesthetic appeal in a modern kitchen.
Tread Plate also known as checker plate, diamond plate, checkered plate or vastrap being used for its aesthetic appeal in a modern kitchen.

Alternative Names

Aluminium Tread Plate, due to its versatility, is known by many different names across the many industries its used in. Other names for Tread Plate include:

  • diamond plate
  • treadplate
  • checker plate
  • checkered plate
  • chequer plate
  • chequered plate
  • propeller plate
  • vastrap

It is also known as ‘Durbar floor plate’ in some international markets due to Tata Steel marketing the product under that name. The term “Diamond plate” could also refer to similar anti-slip textured plates.

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