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Diamond Plate

Diamond Plate, Floorplate, Checker Plate and Tread Plate are the names of a metal plate having an embossed pattern on it. It is not a simple plain plate. It has a diamond-shaped embossed pattern that has an excellent nonslip and skid-resistant quality that is required for various applications wherever corrosion resistance is also important. The pattern is on one side while the other side is plain. It can be used for several purposes including commercial and industrial. 

The aesthetic look of these tiles makes it a perfect choice for display as well as bars and counters too. It is manufactured in an interlocking tile system which makes it easier to be installed in garage floors and exercise rooms. Diamond plates are available in different metals and sizes. They are easy to use, welded, cut with the help of appropriate equipment.

In spite of the complex pattern, the manufacturing process of the diamond plate is simple. The plate is passed through several rollers to get the desired thickness. However, the final additional step is involved while manufacturing the stainless floor plate that the plate is passed through a set of rollers, where one side of the rollers has a pattern while the other side is plain. This is the most common and economic method for manufacturing diamond plates.

Various metals can be used to manufacture a diamond plate that adds to the versatility and look. Diamond plate is also available in different patterns such as checkered and diagonal seeds-shaped patterns.


Metals for Diamond Plate

Although it can be manufactured in several different metals the most commonly used are Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Carbon Steel.

Stainless Steel Diamond Plate

Stainless steel diamond plate is one of the most commonly used diamond plates because it offers the following properties: 

  • Corrosion-resistant
  • High endurance
  • Durable and lasts longer
  • Lower maintenance
  • Higher Strength and hardness
  • Attractive appearance

The stainless-steel diamond or floor plates are slip-resistant due to the embossed diamond pattern specifically designed for the most challenging environments in order to provide a safe and productive work environment. They are available in different grades 304 and 316 to be specific.


Aluminum Diamond Plate

Aluminum is the second most commonly used material for manufacturing diamond plates due to its following characteristics:

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Light Weight
  • Reflective and Shiny
  • Durable and lasts longer
  • Shock absorbent
  • Non-toxic and odorless
  • Attractive appearance
  • Non-sparking

 The most commonly used grade of aluminum is 6161 Aluminum and 3003 Aluminum.

Carbon Steel Diamond Plate

Low carbon steel and medium carbon steel are also used commonly for making diamond plates. The most common grade used for manufacturing diamond plates in A36 due to its properties such as:

  • Easy to cut and weld
  • Ferromagnetic
  • Durable
  • Recyclable
  • Good Strength

It is one of the most affordable options as compared to stainless steel and aluminum.

Uses of Diamond Plate

Diamond plates are used for several purposes due to its slip and skid-resistant properties including:

  • Big vehicle runway
  • Ramps
  • Running boards
  • Staircase
  • Ambulance interior
  • Footplates of trucks
  • Shipping docks 
  • Walkways
  • Trailer floors
  • Forklifts 
  • Platforms
  • Toolboxes and several other similar applications.

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