Metalex offers a range of safety grating products to help you create a safer work environment.

Combining years of manufacturing experience and proven performance, Metalex delivers safety grating products that are among the best available on the market. As a result of the recent merger between Morton Manufacturing Company and Metalex, we now proudly offer our clients the highest quality safety grating, helping to ensure safety in the workplace.

At Metalex, we understand that a safe work environment cannot be compromised. Our exceptional metal products help prevent slips and falls in and around plants and on OEM equipment. In addition, safety grating’s lightweight structure and various patterns provides a superior alternative to bar grating.

Our proven safety grating products have been counted on since 1903, and offer unmatched quality and value and performance. They include:




Open-Grip® Safety Grating

Metalex Open-Grip® is the original round hole debossed grating, and has been widely used in a variety of industrial applications for many years. It is used wherever safe, comfortable, slip-resistant footing on open flooring is necessary.

The self-cleaning Open-Grip® is produced by a cold-working process that creates raised, perforated buttons and 1-3/8″ debossed holes that permit the flow of air, heat, and light. The circular gripping buttons of Open-Grip® are user-friendly, retain their slip resistance with wear, and provide excellent slip resistance in all directions.

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Deck Span® Safety Grating

Metalex Deck Span® grating features a unique, one-piece construction that is self-framing and lightweight, while offering outstanding load-carrying capabilities. Deck Span® grating products provide in-plant safety in the form of open flooring, catwalks, platforms, balconies, stair treads, and walkways.

The surface pattern is a unique diamond configuration created by the cross-hatching of formed and reticulated metal struts, which allows for the passage of light and waste materials. The diamond design offers slip resistance in all directions. Deck Span® has a relief hole at the point of the diamond, helping to prevent any cracking that may occur due to stress.

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Tread-Grip® Flooring

Another exceptional safety product unique to Metalex, our Tread-Grip® is metal flooring with an important difference: a surface of closely-spaced perforated buttons produced by cold forming. Tread-Grip® is most frequently used over existing flooring and for indoor applications. Its circular tread pattern provides high-adhesive friction and long service life, making it ideal for many different applications.

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Star Deck Safety Grating

Star Deck safety grating is a highly slip-resistant, low-profile metal grating. The star-shaped holes offer 360° slip resistance and is commonly used on heavy equipment platforms and steps.
Metalex’s unique process allows for countless pattern possibilities. Standard size is 11 gauge, hot rolled, 48″ x 100″. Custom sizes, finishes and gauges are also available.

A Safer Alternative to Bar Grating for Various Applications

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The distinct advantages, quality construction, exceptional safety performance, and many years of service all combine to make our safety grating suitable for a multitude of industrial applications. They include:

  • Catwalks
  • Ladders
  • Stair treads
  • Vehicle Steps
  • Work Platforms
  • Maintenance Platforms
  • Rooftop walkways
  • Transportation servicing areas
  • Walkways
  • Ramps
  • Trailer Ladders and Platforms
  • Truck Cab Steps
  • Tower Platforms
  • Equipment Steps and Platforms

For equipment steps and platforms, we offer safety grating for these specific applications:

  • Construction
  • Agricultural
  • Mining
  • Crane
  • Ground Support
  • Truck Bodies

If you want to know more about our line of safety grating products, or want to know which is best for your application and needs, contact us—one of our safety grating experts will help guide you to the best product for you.