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The chequer plate, distinguished by its 5-bar tread pattern, is crafted from durable aluminium. With a thickness of 1.5mm, it offers enhanced traction, reducing slip risks. Resistant to weather and wear, it’s perfect for demanding environments like construction, automotive, and marine. Available in multiple thicknesses at Speciality Metals, this plate combines safety with longevity, making it a reliable choice for diverse applications.
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Chequer plate, also known as checker plate or diamond plate, has become increasingly popular over the years due to its many benefits. One such benefit is its durability. Made from high-quality materials such as aluminium, chequer plate can withstand heavy usage and harsh weather conditions.
The chequer plate, with its distinct 5-bar tread pattern, is a versatile material known for its durability and practicality. Crafted from aluminium, this 1.5mm thick plate is both sturdy and lightweight, making it suitable for a multitude of applications. One of the standout features of the chequer plate is its raised pattern, providing enhanced traction. This design reduces the risk of slips, especially in wet or oily environments, making it a preferred choice in settings where safety is paramount.
Beyond its safety benefits, the chequer plate is resilient against weather extremes and heavy usage. Its aluminium composition ensures it remains resistant to corrosion, furthering its longevity. This combination of strength and resistance to external factors means it’s frequently employed in industries like construction, automotive, and marine.
Maintenance of the chequer plate is relatively hassle-free. Its design allows for easy cleaning, ensuring it retains its appearance even after extended use.
At Speciality Metals, our offering isn’t limited to just the 1.5mm thickness. Depending on the specific needs of your project, we also provide chequer plate options in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses.
In addition, the metal is resistant to corrosion, which is a common problem with most metals when they are exposed to oxygen. Compared to other metals, aluminium is unique in that it naturally develops a protective oxide coating, which makes it highly resistant to corrosion.
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It depends on several factors, including the application and the expected level of use, whether 1.5mm aluminium checker plate is suitable for outdoor or high-traffic areas.
While 1.5mm thick materials may provide some durability, they are more commonly used for lightweight, decorative applications than heavy duty applications. For outdoor or high-traffic areas, thicker gauge aluminium checker plates, such as 3mm or greater, are generally preferred.
Yes, the 1.5mm thick aluminium checker plate can be relatively easily cut or shaped to fit specific requirements. Due to its good formability and ease of machining, aluminum is suitable for a wide variety of fabrication processes.
The checker plate can be cut using common methods such as shearing, sawing, or using a CNC machine. For clean and precise cuts, it is important to use cutting tools and techniques designed for aluminium. Check out our blog discussing cutting metal materials.
The 1.5mm thick aluminium checker plate can also be bent, folded, or rolled to achieve the desired dimensions or contours. In order to shape aluminium properly, you must follow proper guidelines and techniques, as excessive bending or sharp angles can result in cracking or deformation.
It may be beneficial to consult a professional fabricator or sheet metal worker who has experience working with aluminium checker plate if intricate shapes or complex designs are required. They can provide guidance and expertise to ensure accurate cutting and shaping of the checker plate to meet your specific requirements.
A checker plate provides slip resistance or traction in a variety of applications. With alternating raised projections (ribs) and recessed areas (dimples or diamonds), its raised pattern enhances grip and prevents slipping.
When weight is applied to the surface of the checker plate, the raised ribs make contact with the footwear or tires, increasing friction and reducing the risk of slipping. The recessed areas in between the ribs provide channels for water, dirt, or other debris to drain or disperse, further enhancing traction.
Checker plate patterns vary in size, shape, and pattern, with ribs and dimples of different sizes and shapes. There are many patterns to choose from, depending on the specific application requirements, such as the anticipated foot traffic or the need for resistance to particular substances (e.g., oil, water, or ice).
Typical applications for checker plate include stair treads, ramps, walkways, platforms, vehicle flooring, and industrial or commercial flooring. In environments prone to moisture, spills, or other slippery conditions, it adds safety and stability.
To ensure its effectiveness in preventing slips and falls, checker plate must be properly maintained, regularly cleaned, and adhered to safety guidelines.
Yes, aluminium, the material used for the chequer plate, is inherently fire-resistant. It is non-flammable, and when it is exposed to high temperatures, it is likely to melt, but it will not release any toxic fumes as a result. It is important to note that the raised pattern on the chequer plate has no effect on its fire-resistant properties. Even though aluminium itself does not burn, it is important to consider the entire application’s fire resistance, especially if other materials are being used in conjunction with aluminium.
Yes, the chequer plate, being made of aluminium, is naturally UV resistant. Despite prolonged exposure to sunlight, aluminum’s structural integrity remains intact even after prolonged exposure to UV rays. While the metal itself won’t degrade from UV exposure, it’s important to check if the coatings and finishes applied to the plate are UV-resistant to avoid discoloration or degradation.
Check out our recent article ‘Top 10 Uses for Aluminium Checker Plate’ for a deeper dive into all things aluminium checker sheeting. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
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