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Traction tread

Yunde Metals supplies Traction Tread™ metal safety grating that can be used for multiple applications, making many work surfaces safer. Traction Tread™ safety grating is available in steel safety flooring, planks, ladder rungs, and slip resistant stair treads. This type of metal grating and stair treads feature a safety flooring surface with hundreds of perforated buttons that provide slip resistance in all directions. Traction Tread™ safety grating and stair treads are a practical choice for industrial applications and is also appropriate for commercial spaces where pedestrian traffic is a consideration.

In areas of high traffic, it is important that Traction Tread™ safety flooring is installed in your facility. Safety flooring helps prevent accidents in working zones. Our metal grating product grabs the bottom of working boots to create a secure movement along floors, ramps, stairs, and platforms.

Advantages of Traction Tread™ Metal Safety Grating:

Offers a safe walking-working surface for walkways, floor grating, ramps, stair treads, and equipment platforms

Comes in a variety of materials and sizes

Easily adapted for a multitude of applications, such as floor grating

Ideal for special and fabricated applications


Direct Metals supplies Traction Tread™ steel safety flooring that features perforated buttons that provide slip-resistance for industrial applications. Our Traction Tread™ flooring is ideal for commercial applications where pedestrian traffic is a constant and requires ADA compliance. The standard sheet size for this stainless steel flooring is 36″ x 120″. Sheet sizes can also be cut to order to your specifications. Variations to the surface design of the floor grating can also be produced.


Advantages of Traction Tread™ Flooring:

  • Offers a safe walking-working surface for walkways, ramps, stair treads (safety treads) and equipment platforms
  • Available in stock sheets that are ideal for fabricated products
  • Can be used as a reconditioning material over existing floor grating surfaces that do not provide slip-resistance
  • Compliant with ADA standards
  • Available in many styles and materials, such as stainless steel and aluminum

Our Traction Tread™ safety flooring is available in many material options. Some of these material options include:

Hot rolled, pickled and oiled carbon steel

  • 11-gauge (5.0 lbs / sq. ft.)
  • 13-gauge (3.8 lbs / sq. ft.)
  • 16-gauge (2.5 lbs / sq. ft.)

Stainless Steel 304 Alloy

  • 16-gauge (2.5 lbs / sq. ft.)

Aluminum Alloy 5052-H32

  • .125 (1.6 lbs / sq. ft.)

Note:14 ga. & 12 ga. Carbon steel are also available


Our Traction Tread™ carrier planks allow you to create your own custom slip resistant stair treads. The Traction Tread™ stair treads offer a safe walking and working surface.



In addition to our Traction Tread™ plank, Direct Metals also carries the Traction Tread™ plank with an LH Pattern. This plank type is available in the following material options:

  • Hot rolled, pickled, and oiled carbon steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Mill-galvanized steel: 11 gauge and 13 gauge
  • Aluminum alloy 5052-H32:.125”
  • Hot dipped galvanized after fabrication
  • LH pattern

Plank Dimension:

  • 10″ wide (nominal)
  • 120″ and 144″ lengths (nominal)
  • 1-1/2″ minimum of 2″ channel height

Traction Tread™ variations to the surface design can be produced according to your requirement (see examples illustrated below).

Traction tread


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