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The checker plate from Speciality Metals offers versatility with its Grade 1050 aluminium and distinctive 5-bar tread design. Available in 1.5mm, 2mm, and 3mm thicknesses, it’s perfect for high-traffic areas across various industries, from construction to marine settings. Its lightweight nature ensures ease of handling, while its corrosion-resistance guarantees durability. With a reflective blue/silver finish, this plate is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, making it a top choice for diverse applications.
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We offer a wide selection of thin aluminium checker plate online from trusted mills in the UK. Providing high-quality, low-priced aluminium chequer sheet products to UK businesses and the general public, Speciality Metals is a leading aluminium metals supplier.
The checker plate, provided by Speciality Metals, is a comprehensive offering that includes a range of sizes and thickness options to suit diverse needs. Made from the trusted Grade 1050 aluminium, this plate is distinguished by its 5-bar tread design. This characteristic pattern ensures a durable surface capable of enduring heavy foot traffic, making it a go-to option for sectors like construction, automotive, and transportation.
Available in thicknesses of 1.5mm, 2mm, and 3mm, the checker plate can be tailored to specific applications. Its corrosion-resistant attributes further its appeal, especially in marine settings where resistance to the elements is paramount.
A notable advantage of the checker plate is its weight. Despite its strength, aluminium inherently weighs around a third less than its steel counterparts, such as mild or stainless steel. This lightweight nature translates to easier handling, installation, and transportation.
The reflective finish on the checker plate, combined with its blue/silver appearance, not only adds to its aesthetic appeal but also enhances its visibility in low-light conditions.
In essence, Speciality Metals’ checker plate, often referred to as aluminium tread plate, combines the moderate strength of Grade 1050 aluminium with the practicality of its design. Whether you’re in the industrial sector or seeking a reliable material for commercial or personal projects, this checker plate promises performance, longevity, and versatility.
Our aluminium checker sheet, also known as aluminium tread plate, is supplied in Grade 1050 with a blue/silver appearance and a reflective finish. A popular grade of sheet metal, Grade 1050 is suitable for general sheet metal applications that require moderate strength and light weight.
Aluminium sheet is lightweight. In comparison to steel sheets like mild steel or stainless steel, aluminium sheets weigh about a third less than steel sheets.
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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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Over 50,000 customers of Specialty Metals are provided with fast, friendly customer service every year. We’re the place to try when you need metal of any shape and size. We’re based in Warrington, UK. We pride ourselves on our rapid turnaround and a large range of options.
We also have full size panels of sheet metal available in aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel.
Aluminium checker plate, or chequer plate, is essentially aluminium sheet metal with a 5 raised tread bar pattern used as grips on surfaces to prevent people from slipping or objects from moving around easily. It’s quick and easy to clean and is a very versatile product used in many industries, some examples of uses are: floors of elevators, tread decking, stair treads, commercial use, vehicle flooring, interior decoration, wall cladding and much more.
Yes, aluminium 5 bar checker plate can be used outdoors. As a result of its high resistance to corrosion, it is well suited to outdoor applications where it is exposed to the elements such as weather and moisture on a regular basis. In addition to providing excellent slip resistance, the raised pattern on the checker plate makes it a perfect choice for outdoor flooring, ramps, stairs, and other areas where traction is important, as it is made of an extremely durable material.
Furthermore, aluminium is a lightweight, durable, and easy to maintain metal, making it perfect for outdoor applications, as well as being easy to maintain.
Yes, aluminium 5 bar checker plate can be welded.
As a matter of fact, it is important to note that welding aluminium does require specific techniques and considerations due to the fact that it has a higher thermal conductivity and a lower melting point than most other metals. There is also a possibility that the checker plate’s raised pattern may pose a challenge in achieving a smooth weld. In order to ensure successful welding, it is recommended that you use appropriate welding techniques, compatible filler material, and skilled welders who are familiar with welding aluminium.
Checker plates can be painted or coated. To ensure good paint adhesion, it’s essential to prepare the surface before painting. Clean the plate thoroughly to remove any dirt, grease, or oil. It may be necessary to lightly sand or prime the checker plate if it has a protective coating. Afterwards, apply a metal-specific primer, followed by your choice of paint. Especially if the plate will be exposed to outdoor elements, seal the paint with a clear coat for better protection and longevity. To achieve the best results, follow the instructions provided by the paint manufacturer.
Yes, the checker plate is specifically designed to withstand heavy foot traffic. The plate’s raised 5-bar tread pattern not only provides a slip-resistant surface, but also provides strength and rigidity. Even in areas of high footfall, the plate remains durable and maintains its structural integrity. Aluminum, especially Grade 1050, offers strength and resilience, making it a popular choice for flooring in industrial settings, walkways, stair treads, and other areas where heavy foot traffic is expected.
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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