Aluminum diamond plate, sometimes known as tread plate or floor plate, has a wide variety of applications, often involving slip resistant flooring. The material has a non-sparking characteristic that is helpful when combustibles are present.
We see aluminum diamond plate being used as flooring for loading docks to walk in refrigerators, as a traction surface on truck running boards, as beds in pick-up trucks, in utility boxes or as kick plates. Aluminum tread plate has a visual appeal, often with a rope or diamond pattern on the surface and often produced in a bright finish.
Aluminum tread plate is available in a wide array of thicknesses from .063” (1/16”) to .500 (1/2”). We see .125” or 1/8” being the most common size as it provides some rigidity. Common alloys for aluminum tread plate are 3003 and 6061.
Diamond plate is also available in stainless steel, although this is heavier and far more expensive than that aluminum varieties.