Grip Strut Gratings

Argus Steel is an authorized distributor of Grip Strut®, Perf-O Grip®, and Traction Tread safety gratings for environments where mud, ice, snow, grease, oil, detergents, and chemicals create hazardous walking and working situations.

Grip Strut® are lightweight and feature a non-skid surface, which is self-cleaning and maintenance-free. Planks are constructed in one piece and feature a serrated surface with formed side channels. With a high load capacity and long life, this safety flooring suits all types of manufacturing environments and can be easily installed and removed.

Perf-O Grip™ Gratings feature a surface of large de-bossed holes and perforated buttons provide maximum slip protection regardless of conditions or direction. The surface of Perf-O Grip™ is designed not only to increase safety, but also to cushion footfalls to decrease worker fatigue.

Traction Tread™ stair treads prevent slips and falls on stairs located where adverse conditions may create safety hazards for workers and pedestrians. The manufacturing of these unique safety grates makes them easy to install, with welded end carrier plates and pre-punched holes speeding up the process. The nosing is customizable, which enables Traction Tread™ work for any size stair riser. 

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Intended Applications

  • Work Platforms
  • Catwalks
  • Pedestrian Stair Treads
  • Inclined Ramps
  • Ladder Rungs
  • Rooftop / Billboard Access
  • Scaffold Planks
  • Machine Platforms
  • Trench Covers
  • Mezzanine Flooring
  • Lamda-Lok
  • Rooftop Walkways
  • Scaffolding
  • Off-Shore Oil Rig
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Conveyor Access
  • Vehicle Safety Steps
  • Transportation Servicing Areas

How to Order Grip Strut

The catalog number code given below will assist you in ordering the material according to the specifications required. Call Argus Steel Products for full Grip Strut catalog.

1. Steel: First numeral is width. “8” denotes 8-diamond or 18-3/4” width. Second and third numerals denote channel size. “20” denotes 2”, “15” denotes 1-1/2”, etc. Last two numbers denote gauge. “12” denotes 12 gauge, “14” denotes 14 gauge. Standard material is hot dipped galvanized (ASTM A525)

Example: 82014 = 8-Diamond, 18-3/4” wide, 2” channel, 14 gauge

2. Aluminum: First numeral is width. “4” denotes 4-diamond or 9-1/2” width. Second and third numerals denote channel size. “20” denotes 2”, “15” denotes 1-1/2”, etc. Last two numbers denote gauge. “10” denotes .100” thick, “12” denotes .080” thick. Material -A: Denotes aluminum.

Example: 42012-A = 4-Diamond, 9-1/2” wide, 2” channel, .080 thick, aluminum

3. Stainless Steel: First numeral is width. “5” denotes 5-diamond or 11-3/4” width. Second and third numerals denote channel size. “20” denotes 2”, “15” denotes 1-1/2”, etc. Last two numbers denote gauge. “16” denotes 16 gauge. Material – S = Type 304, SL = 316L

Example: 52016-S = 5-Diamond, 113/4” wide, 2” channel, 16 gauge, Type 304 stainless

4. Stair Treads:  Any of the above numbers preceded by “T-” Example: T-42014 = 4-Diamond, 9-1/2” wide, 2” channel, 14 gauge, steel stair tread

Standard Sizes:  Planks: Standard 10’-0” and 12’-0” lengths are 120” and 144” respectively, with a tolerance of -0” +1/4”. Special lengths are available. Treads: Stair tread lengths are as required with tolerances of ± 1/8”.

Raw Materials:

  1. Finishes:
    1. Pre-galvanized – ASTM A525
    2. 14 gauge: hot rolled, commercial quality, oiled black steel and commercial quality, commercial coating, chemically treated galvanized steel.
    3. 12 gauge: hot rolled, pickled and oiled, commercial quality black steel and commercial quality, commercial coating, chemically treated galvanized steel.
  2. Aluminum: Alloy 5052 H-32 mill finish
  3. Stainless Steel: 2B finish – 316L (light, cold rolled) — 2D finish – 304 (cold rolled)

Fabrication service: On large jobs, Argus Steel estimates, quotes, details and fabricates to your requirements. Lump-sum quotations are made from submitted plans and specifications. After receipt of order, a bill of materials and necessary layout drawings are prepared. Grating is supplied with special cutting, banding and toe plates installed where needed.

Advantages of the Safest Walking and Working surfaces available:

Economical to install, use

In addition to low material cost and nominal erection cost, Grip Strut Safety Grating also saves with its long-lasting, rust-resisting materials and finishes. Standard mill-galvanized finish resists corrosion to provide lasting surfaces. High-strength aluminum and Types 304 and 316L stainless steel are available to provide maximum corrosion resistance. Black unpainted steel available for installations requiring hot dipped galvanized finish after fabrication. These light weight but brawny panels permit substantial reduction in structural steel requirements. Open design is self-cleaning and virtually maintenance free.

Safer, serrated surface

Grips soles securely – in all directions – in practically every place. These non-slip Grip Strut Grating surfaces are ideal for inside or outside locations where mud, ice, snow, oil and detergents can create hazardous walking conditions. Openings are small enough to catch falling tools and other dangerous objects.

Maintenance-free open design

Permits quick drainage of fluids, chips, grease and mud. Any ice accumulation shears easily under normal foot pressure. Open design allows convenient access for cleaning. It is easily cleaned with brush, liquid or air spray to minimize overall maintenance.

High load capacity, long life

High strength-to-weight performance is achieved through depth of section and structural design. Bridged struts with integral side channels form a plank that can support loads with minimum transverse and longitudinal deflection. There are no rivets or pressure joints to break or loosen. This sturdy construction provides the advantages of heavy load-carrying capacity with minimal deflection; rugged durability with longer lasting performance.

Fast Installation

Light, easy-to-handle planks make installation simpler and quicker. They can be handled by one man. Most sections are rapidly bolted, clamped or welded into place, easily field-cut at virtually any angle, or fabricated to adapt to field conditions. Several attachment devices permit fastening to most existing surfaces; allow fast installation or disassembly.

Versatile in application

A variety of Standard widths and channel heights combine with numerous Non-Standard shapes and sizes to meet almost any requirement of strength, size, durability, weight, finish, appearance and application. Grip Strut Safety Grating combines safety and durability with ease of fabrication and versatility. One piece construction – no welds or rivets to fail – minimizes need for plant fabrication. Special shapes and forming can be accomplished to suit unusual requirements.


Argus Steel serves industrial & architectural professionals worldwide with plank grating products. With a robust inventory, and the ability to source custom material, our goal is to fulfill your orders on time. Our ability to ship quickly anywhere domestically in the United States, or to your facilities internationally ensures we’ll always rise to meet our customer’s requirements.  Contact us today to request a quote.

How to Order