Expanded metal grating is the most practical and economical material you can use when a safe, strong, and non-slip surface is required. It is not woven, not welded, by sturdy, solid steel that is pierced and stretched from a single plate.
The open diamonds prevent the accumulation of slippery grease, mud, and snow, while still allowing light and air to pass through. It can be cut to fit irregular shapes and can be welded to supporting members. It has a neat appearance, long life, and is free from needing repairs and maintenance. It is low in cost and easy to construct, making it perfect for plant runways, catwalks, and working platforms.