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Grates are a framework of metal or fiber reinforced plastic bars, sheets and meshes which create a porous grid. Also known as drain strainers, filters and screens, these particular grates are used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications. Read More…

Drain Grates Drain grates are an essential component of drainage systems that allow the passage of fluids through a pipe or drain while capturing debris which may clog or otherwise damage piping.
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Leading Manufacturers

Bristol, VA  |  276-645-8000

Strongwell is the world's leading pultruder of FRP structural components. Strongwell’s products include structural shapes, plate, fiberglass grating, building panels, handrail systems, ladder & cage systems, bridge decks, cooling tower components, planking systems, and custom shapes. If you would like more information about our company then please let us know!

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Strongwell Corporation $$$

Mobile, AL  |  800-226-1134

All Plastics and Fiberglass prefabricates gratings products including fiberglass gratings, bar gratings and floor gratings. We offer online ordering of our in-stock products to accommodate all our current and potential customers.

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All Plastics and Fiberglass, Inc. $$$

Abita Springs, LA  |  800-259-6874

We offer molded and pultruded fiberglass grating, extruded aluminum stair treads, fiberglass stair treads and covers, fiberglass structural shapes and plates, as well as clips and accessories. Strength and durability are the main factors of our grates, and we take pride in our ability to supply top-notch products that stand the test of time. We have a large number of stock items, but we are always more than willing to supplier non-stock items. We ship quickly and all over the US for our customers convenience.

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North American Grating Company $$$

Birmingham, AL  |  877-880-3319

Our seasoned engineers are experts at manufacturing durable gratings. These high quality solutions are specialized for a variety of industries. We take pride in saying that all of our manufacturing processes happen right here in the United States. We promise to assist you with all of your needs. You will be satisfied with our long-lasting economical solutions!

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P&R Metals $$$
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Shower facilities, waste management, water treatment, steam and boiler, car parks, tree grates, sewer manhole covers, city streets, refrigeration, factories, warehouses and even home plumbing systems utilize metal grates to inexpensively improve the efficiency of drains which may otherwise be easily clogged. While a drain works to capture and remove fluids, the grate itself works to remove debris from that fluid, capturing it so it may later be discarded.

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Some drain grates are permanent fixtures set in concrete or durable surfaces while others are set in place at the inlet of an irrigation or processing system. Grates may also be used at the exhaust of a drain in order to prevent blockage there or environmental contamination. Trench, channel, gully and automatic condensate drain grates list just a few of the many options for floor gratings that can be tailored to specific drainage applications.

As drain grates must withstand the passage of diverse materials ranging from toxic waste to far less corrosive tap water, there are a variety of materials that may be used in the manufacturing of drain grates and other drain components. Metals such as cast iron, stainless steel, ductile iron, aluminum and bronze may be used as well as alternative materials such as ceramics, fiberglass, polyvinyl chloride and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.

Expansion and punch pressing are common methods for producing slotted and perforated meshes as is welding, which can also be used to produce bar grating. Common drain grate formations include longitudinal bar grating, transverse bar grating, bearing bars, cross bars and square, rectangular, or circular mesh. The size, shape and density of the holes or gaps in a given grate will determine not only what may pass through it, but at what rate.

These purpose driven devices can also be aesthetic with the holes or bars being set into a pattern. In addition to appearance and perforation qualities, the connection size should be considered as it must completely cover the inlet in order to be effective at stopping the passage of debris.

Specialty and hardware stores offer a wide variety of metal grates and fiberglass and plastic grating and can often offer advice on the specific drain grate best suited to a given application.

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