frp grating is better than steel

Is Fiberglass Reinforced FRP Grating better than Steel Grating?

frp grating is better than steel grating
Rusty metal grating is unsafe and unsightly. At National Grating we believe FRP Grating is far superior!

At National Grating we believe Fiberglass Reinforced FRP Grating is far superior than steel grating. 

For decades National Grating has been providing FRP Solutions in the form of Molded, Pultruded, Mini Mesh and High Load Capacity Grating and FRP Structural Shapes like C-Channel, I-Beams, Tubing and Stair Treads to customers across North America. 

Our years of experience in this industry provide the in-depth technical knowledge required to select the FRP material that meets the needs of your project.

We are continually improving our line of fiberglass products with the latest innovations to provide our customers with the most cost-effective, high quality FRP solutions.  We also take pride in superior technical support, giving you the information you need to confidently make the right choice.

Here is why we believe FRP Grating and FRP Solutions are far better than steel grating alternatives.


Fiberglass grating offers comparable strength to steel but with added benefits like improved impact resistance and flexibility.

While comparable in strength, FRP grating is significantly lighter than steel, making it easier to install without heavy lifting equipment.

Corrosion Resistance:

FRP grating excels in corrosive environments as it does not rust or corrode like steel, making it ideal for use around chemicals or outdoor elements corrosive to steel.


Fiberglass grating is non-conductive, providing safety benefits in electrically hazardous workplaces. It also offers slip resistance and is softer underfoot compared to steel, reducing worker fatigue.


While the production cost of FRP grating is higher than steel, the long-term maintenance-free aspect of FRP can make it a more cost-effective choice over time.  Steel grating requires ongoing maintenance and replacement costs.

frp grating is better than steel grating
These outdoor entrance stairs were rusty and worn out looking. Newly installed FRP Stair Treads improved the first impressions for the business, and added safety for their clientele.

Long Life Span:

FRP does not rust or rot and does not degrade due to sun exposure, moisture and humidity, or extreme heat and cold. 

Maintenance Free:

FRP grating requires little-to-no maintenance costs post-installation, unlike steel grating that may need regular maintenance.

FRP Grating has optional colors that are added during the molding process which instills the entire product with a consistent color that does not wear out or rub off. Unlike steel grating that is painted that can wear off over time requiring maintenance.

The advantages of FRP grating over steel include its strength, lightweight nature, corrosion resistance, non-conductivity, safety features, and cost-effectiveness in the long run.

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National Grating prides itself on providing exceptional customer service to all customers, big and small.

Reach out to us today for your next FRP Project! / 1-844-599-0260

frp grating is better than steel grating
High Load Capacity FRP Grating was used in this car wash facility to upgrade the metal grating that was bent and worn out due to heavy vehicle traffic.

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