The versatile application possibilities of aluminium checker plate make it an ideal material which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use thanks to its excellent characteristics. Other names for used aluminium checker plate are diamond plate, tread plate or Durbar floor plate.
Aluminium checker plates are very resilient against aggressive substances and therefore, they regarded as indestructible. Due to their durability, they are used in many different areas because they do not lose their shape or look, even after a long time. Whether industrial floors, airplanes, ships and vehicles, or stairs indoors or outdoors - aluminium checker plates are a popular material which is appreciated for its excellent properties, the high resilience and the low weight. Even designers use these plates due to their decorative look.
During production, the pattern is applied to the plate by forming rolls which are pressed onto the plate with a large force. In doing so, the bottom of the plate remains plain. It is not possible to emboss the aluminium plate subsequently.
Due to the diagonally finned structure, the plate becomes slip-resistant which is why it is also suitable for use outdoors and in wet areas. In addition to the finned structure, there are many other shapes and patterns which provide the same characteristics.
Depending on the type of plate, 1 to 5 fins are arranged next to each other, forming a checked pattern. It is differentiated between duet, three-bar and five-bar patterns.