Expanded Steel Grating

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Expanded Steel Grating

Expanded metal grating is a steel sheet product that has been slit and stretched to create a surface with multiple diamond-shaped openings. This expanded steel mesh offers savings in weight and material, free passage of light, liquid, sound, and air, while providing a decorative effect. Our raised carbon steel grating can be used for non-slip catwalks, trailer gates, warehouse security, and a wide variety of other applications.

We stock expanded metal grating in sizes #2 to #7. We also offer comprehensive finishing services, such as cutting to length and galvanizing. Fill out the form above, or give us a call at (713) 766-5291 for expedient quotes on expanded steel grating.

Expanded Steel Grating Sizes

Thickness (in)Opening Length (in)Weight (lb/ft²)
1 1/22.3132.50
1 1/22.381.20
1 1/22.561.14

Expanded Steel Grating FAQs

Expanded steel can easily be molded into a variety of shapes while retaining its structural integrity. Additionally, expanded metal grates can be welded onto thicker pieces of metal – make sure to focus the heat of the weld onto the other components more than the steel grating. You can also cut expanded steel, but should take into account the gauge and be mindful of the shearing when measuring.

From creating metal grate walkways to pond filters, expanded steel has numerous applications. Some warehouses also use expanded steel grating for security on entryways and windows. Furthermore, sculptors and architects use expanded steel mesh for decorative or construction purposes.

One of the major benefits of the expanded steel grating manufacturing process is that the mesh is formed from a uniform piece of steel. As a result, the material retains its strength and integrity better than other types of steel mesh. The amount of weight you can load onto a grate depends on the distance between supports and if the load is displaced or concentrated.