Anti Slip Coated Chequer Plate

Anti-Slip Powder Coated Chequer Plate

At Chequer Plate Direct, we are now offering Anti-Slip powder coated chequer plate at an affordable price.

Product Features:

  • Suitable for external use
  • Anti-Slip properties independently tested and certified
  • Achieved Fire Classification A2-s, d0 within Classification of reaction to Fire performance following EN 13501 – 1:2013
  • Most RAL colours can be produced, as an anti-slip
  • Excellent wear and rub resistance
  • Environmentally friendly


The testing process for our anti-slip coated chequer plate uses the ASTM D4518 test method. This process measures the static friction  on coated surfaces by determining the resistance.

As a result, the test process has proven our anti-slip powders have a reduced friction coefficient of 35%, in comparison to other standard coatings.

What Is An Anti-Slip Coating, And The Benefits?

An anti-slip coating is a finishing process that applies a rough surface finish to our aluminium chequer plate. The tough, durable coating  improves slip-resistance of the chequer plate and offers a secure walking surface. 

In fact, the main benefit of the rough texture provides an improved slip-resistant that reduces the chance of accidents.

Furthermore, the anti-slip is applied during the powder coating process, which offers a wide array of colours and finishes.  For instance hazardous yellow or clinical white for an architectural or industrial aesthetic finish.

The Application Process

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Similarly to the powder coating process, a free-flowing, dry powder is typically applied electrostatically. Then it is cured under heat. 

However, with an anti-slip coating. The consistency is made up with abrasive particles. 

As a result this provides a hard-wearing surface and a heavily rough-textured finished.


Where Can Anti-Slip Chequer Plate Be Used?

Anti-Slip chequer plate is suitable for most environments.  For Instance: 
  • Staircases
  • Platforms
  • Walkways
  • Gangways
  • Wheeled traffic
Other environments can include:

  • Industrial flooring such as factories, warehouses, and hospitals.
  • Commercial flooring for example shops, schools, restaurants, and kitchens.
  • A specialist uses like access ramps for wheelchair users.


Planning to purchase anti-slip powder coated chequer plate or have any questions? Contact our sales team on 01922 711474 or email at
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What are Door Kick Plates and the Benefits?

What are your first thoughts that come to mind of Door Kick Plates?

Personally the first thoughts are health care environments and supermarkets spring to mind. Door Kick plates can be a vital detail to any door, that can prolong the material of the door,protects from kicks and knocks, as well as save maintenance money in the long term.

In the most recent years, they have been increasing in popularity in home interior.  As people’s lifestyles are becoming more fast-paced and demanding more efficiency, door kick plates allow you to enter your home unbothered quickly and efficiently. For example, if you have your hands full of groceries, books, luggage or even children, it is natural for some to kick the door open. 

This practical design feature not only protect against kicks but anything else that knocks the bottom of the door. For instance: strollers, toys, and anything else knocking. 

If you are still wondering whether to investing in door protection, then maybe consider how often you or anyone else uses their feet to open the door and how often the bottom of the door gets hit . You will probably notice that it happens more than you thought.

Not only do door kick plates offer the added protection, but they can also transform your front door. Having a nice aluminium, chequer plate or even solid brass component can really create a front door make a strong first impression.

'Door kick plates not only protect against kicks but anything else that knocks the bottom of the door'

Check out some examples below or get some inspiration from our door kick plate board on Pinterest!

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Tree Pit Covers & How They Benefit You

What are tree pit covers?

Tree pit covers, tree gratings or tree grates, they have an important role to play in maintaining healthy tree pit conditions. They can also be as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional and offer a high-quality visual design statement to any outdoor public project, urban theme or even your own back garden. Tree pit covers are installed at the same level as the pavement around a tree and the intention is to protect the tree roots while reducing the chance of people tripping. 

Other benefits including allow people to walk near the trees without stepping on the soil; water and air are still able to reach the trees for continuous growth. In addition to the soil not compacting around the roots.


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What can tree pit covers do for you?

While offering protection to the tree ball root and connecting nature to hardscape landscapes in a smooth seamless blend. Tree grates bring practicality and style together. They are a fantastic way to add finishing touches to your garden landscape, by covering up unsightly patches of soil especially those areas where plants struggle to grow. In addition to covering up those gaps where pavement surrounds certain plants and trees. 

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Our Tree Pit Cover

The modular nature of the system allows custom lengths and widths to be fabricated with choice of corner angles ideal for navigating around drainage pipes, brickwork and more. 

As a company, we pride ourselves on giving the very best service at all times. We achieve this by remaining customer-focused and driven. Many of our tree pit covers have provided solutions for our customer’s needs.

With our friendly staff and professional guidance, we remain committed to listening to our customers and responding to their requirements.


  • Provides protection for the tree trunk, branches, and leaves
  • Easy to remove the tree cover when using a lifting key
  • The tree cover helps with ongoing maintenance for trees
  • Durable for all types of seasons
  • Created pattern of choice provides easy access to water drainage
  • Resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Able to suit a variety of loading’s, from pedestrians to vehicles
  • Made to any size or shape required
  • Easily installed following our video

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Using Chequer Plate for DIY

With the rise of DIY projects on social media on the likes of Facebook and Pinterest, many of us are hopping on the band-wagon. Whether it’s showing off our crafty skills, upcycling or even home renovations. 

Metal is not always the first material that springs to mind, let alone Chequer Plate to use for DIY. So you should consider using aluminium chequer plate for projects because of the strong and durable characteristics. Moreover, aluminium is ideally suited to project surfaces and protect from harmful chemicals.  Furthermore, this piece of metal will WOW the people you know, as well as adding a bit of flair and edge to any project.

But you’ re probably thinking; Where do I begin? How do I cut the chequer plate? How do you stick chequer plates together? And many more questions…

Well, you’re in the right place, because in this post we are
will wield you with the information to go forth with your Chequer Plate DIY project.

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How To Cut The Chequer Plate?

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Firstly aluminium cuts nicely with a circular saw, so invest in some earplugs, goggles to protect yourself and get a clamp to hold down the chequer plate. 

In addition, it is an idea to invest in some cutting oil or wd40 to help lubricate the blade, maximize the life of the equipment and reduces the friction.

Before cutting. Mark with a felt tip pen on the smooth side and cut slowly to prevent the teeth clogging up. If they do clog, scrub the blade with a wire brush. For the finish, use a metal file to smoothen any rough edges.

To Stick or Weld or To Screw. How To Fuse Aluminium Chequer Plate? Is the question

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This all depends on your skill level and the type of

Before you begin, clean the metal and remove as much particle matter as possible.

To weld, a plain sheet aluminium, use a propane torch and an aluminium brazing rod to bond the pieces of metal. However, with aluminium chequer plate, due to the type and pattern of material, it is advised to visit a welder.

Another option is to glue metal, there are several types of special adhesives, including epoxy, polyurethane, and cyanoacrylate products.

One of the best options is either single component epoxy or
two-part epoxy that comes as separate components which must be combined before
use. The two-part epoxy creates the strongest metal to metal bond.

After cleaning and prepping the metal, carefully glue, and
use a clamp to hold together. Ideally, leave for at least 24hrs.

Depending on the project, screwing can be an easier option
for attaching the chequer plate. It is as simple as securing the chequer plate
with clamps, marking out the holes for the screws, and using a drill to make
the holes.

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Can you paint Chequer Plate?

You’re able to paint Aluminium Chequer Plate however, it needs to be properly prepped beforehand. Please read the steps below for more information.

Step 1)
Aluminium will have ‘tarnish’ on the top of it, this needs to be removed. Start by scrubbing it with a brush, preferable one with a rough edge. An example would be your toilet bowl cleaner. Then give the Aluminium a good rinse with water.

Step 2)
Next, allow it to dry. You can wipe it over however, you will have to leave it to air dry as well. For the next step the Aluminium will need to be 100% dry.

Step 3)
Spray paint the Aluminium completely. This will serve as a primer coating. Make sure you thoroughly spray 100% of the Aluminium sheet.

Step 4)
You must now let the paint dry. Do not do anything else until it is 100% dry, this may take a while.

Step 5)
Add a second coat of spray paint moving in the same pattern you did previously. This coating will be your final coating and will add further durability and brightness to your painted aluminium sheet.

Step 6)
Allow paint to dry and you’re done! You’re able to coat it multiple times however, it is not needed.

Chequer Plate vs Diamond Plate

Chequer Plate is often refered to many different terms including; Checker Plate, Diamond Plate, Tread Plate & more. If you’re wondering what is the ‘right’ term, its probably Checker Plate. This is the most popular term for Chequer Plate worldwide.

Diamond Plate is often used more when Chequer Plate is used for flooring.
Tread Plate tends to be used for when Chequer Plate is used on Stairs.
And Checker Plate or Chequer Plate seems to be used more for sheets.

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It all comes down to preference and we believe no term in specific is wrong or right.

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Best ideas for use of Chequer Plate in your commercial property

Best ideas for use of Chequer Plate in your commercial property

When it comes to keeping your commercial property safe and secure, as well as making it easy to keep tidy, there are a lot of options that can be considered. One option which is especially useful is using a chequer plate. With that in mind, we’re going to look at some of the best ideas for how you can use chequer plate on your commercial property.

Anti Skid flooring

This premise is very similar to the first one and focuses on keeping your customers as safe as possible while they’re on your property. If there is chequer plate flooring down, customers and even staff can navigate the various terrains on the site with confidence and ease, as the risk of injuring themselves is significantly reduced. 

Protective surfaces

Another way that you can use your chequer plates is to use them as a protective surface. If there are parts of the building which are going to be worn down over time, it can make the building look untidy, or it can become a hazard for people. Chequer plates can be secured over parts of your building which will be susceptible to wear and tear, to keep them from degrading over time.

Access ramps

When it comes to your building, you naturally want to allow as many people as possible to have access to your property so they can interact with you and use your services or purchase goods. 
Having chequer plate access ramps will enable people who struggle with steps to enter the property, without the risk of injuring themselves.


This may seem crazy, but you can even use the chequer plates as a feature for your property. Some people have used them as wall decorations or garage floors, others have transformed them into pots. How you use them for decor is your choice, but there are lots of options available. 
Overall, these are just a few ideas that your chequer plates can be used for in your commercial property. The chequer plate can be a handy resource and will ensure that you can protect people from the risk of slipping or can be used as a decorative piece if you so choose. Chequerplate Direct has all the supplies you’ll need to install the plates into your commercial property, regardless of how you decide to use them.

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Chequer Plate for a Rabbit Pen

Chequer Plate for Rabbit Pen

This customer purchased a sheet of our 5 Bar Chequer Plate for her Rabbit Pen. The 2mm thick, 500mm x 1000mm Chequer Plate was used to ‘bunny-proof’ the litter corners for their rabbits. The Chequer Plate was put down for any occasional accidents that may occur out of the litter tray, as it is a lot easier to clean than carpet.

The Chequer Plate is also a lot cooler for the rabbits, so they like to lie down on it. The edges of the plate were buffed out easily to make it safe for the rabbits.