Product Types

Floor Plate

Kloeckner Metals supplies non-slip, skid-resistant steel floor plate, an essential product in the construction, transportation, and marine industries.

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Kloeckner is proud to supply floor plate, including A786 steel floor plate.
  • Floor Plate
    Floor Plate Routinely Supplied In The Following Standard Widths & Lengths:
    16 ga - 1"
    48" - 96"
    96" - 240"

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General Info About Steel Floor Plate

Steel floor plate, also known as steel diamond plate or steel tread plate, is a type of sheet metal or plate steel that has a raised, diamond-shaped pattern on its surface. This pattern is typically formed by a process called diamond rolling or raised lug rolling during the manufacturing process. Here is some general information about steel floor plate:

  • Material: Steel floor plates are typically made from mild steel, although they can also be fabricated from other types of steel, such as stainless steel or aluminum, depending on the specific application and requirements.
  • Pattern: The characteristic diamond-shaped pattern on the surface of steel floor plates provides enhanced traction and slip resistance, making them suitable for applications where slip resistance is important, such as industrial flooring, stairs, ramps, and walkways.
  • Thickness: Steel floor plates are available in various thicknesses, ranging from relatively thin sheets to thicker plates. The thickness chosen depends on the intended use and the load-bearing requirements of the application.
  • Sizes: These plates come in a variety of sizes, with standard dimensions depending on the manufacturer and the region. Common sizes include 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 10′, and 5′ x 10′.

Steel floor plates are versatile, durable, and slip-resistant materials commonly used in industrial and commercial settings for various applications where traction and durability are essential. They come in different sizes and thicknesses, and the choice of material and thickness depends on the specific requirements of the project.

More Details About Each Floor Plate Grade

  • ASTM A786

    ASTM A786 is a standard specification developed by ASTM International that covers carbon, low-alloy, high-strength low-alloy, and alloy steel hot-rolled floor plates. This floor plate grade is often used for stairways, transportation equipment, flooring, and general structural applications. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are typical steel floor plate sizes?


    Steel floor plates come in various sizes and thicknesses to suit different applications. Common thicknesses range from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch. Typical sheet sizes can vary from 4×8 feet to larger dimensions.

  • What is steel diamond plate?


    Diamond plate is the most traditional and commonly known format of steel floor plate. It has a distinct texture wherein diamond-shaped treads are raised above the metal surface promoting traction and slip resistance.

    In fact, the history of floor plate is closely tied to the evolution of industrial and safety standards. From its early origins as a solution to prevent slips and falls, diamond plate has evolved into a versatile material with applications across various industries, combining functionality with a distinctive appearance.

    In its early days, diamond plates were mainly applied in industrial settings, manufacturing plants, and military applications since the unique pattern provided a non-slip surface for factory workers and became particularly valuable in areas where machinery and heavy equipment were operated. Today, it is a tried and trusted metal product known for its quality and consistency.

  • What are typical applications for steel floor plate?
    • Flooring: Steel floor plates are commonly used in industrial settings as flooring material due to their durability and slip resistance.
    • Staircases and Platforms: They are used for building stairs and platforms in industrial and commercial facilities.
    • Truck Bed Liners: Steel floor plates can be used as liners in the beds of trucks and trailers to protect against wear and damage.
    • Decorative: In some cases, steel floor plates are used in architectural and decorative applications to add an industrial or rugged aesthetic to a space.
  • What are the benefits of floor plate?
    • Durability: Steel floor plates are known for their strength and durability, which makes them suitable for heavy-duty applications. They can withstand heavy loads, abrasion, and impacts.
    • Corrosion Resistance: Depending on the type of steel used and any additional coatings or treatments, steel floor plates may have varying levels of corrosion resistance. Stainless steel or galvanized steel floor plates offer better corrosion resistance compared to plain mild steel.
    • Maintenance: Steel floor plates are relatively low-maintenance but may require periodic cleaning to remove dirt, debris, and contaminants that can reduce their slip resistance over time.
    • Safety: The raised pattern on steel floor plates enhances safety by reducing the risk of slipping and falling, especially in wet or oily conditions.

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