Steel Gratings have been used in architectural designs for ages together for various applications. Although Gratings are most known for their uses in Industries and in different industrial sectors, their applications are not restricted to industrial use alone. Steel Gratings are notable for their special properties, such as resistance to fire and weather, strength, durability and low maintenance requirements. Being weatherproof and resistant to the corrosive forces of nature, standard steel and coated gratings are an ideal option for use in outdoor architecture and decor.
Gratings can be used for almost any outdoor applications from flooring, walling or roofing purposes. We at Oasis Metal manufacture all kinds of Steel Gratings and accessories as well as other steel products like handrails, designed to provide homes with modern home decor that lasts a lifetime. We manufacture specially engineered shaped gratings for all kinds of applications, custom size stair treads, and gratings in a wide range of specifications. A few cool and creative ideas on the perfect outdoor and garden decor and structures include decks, fireplaces, overhead planes and a whole lot more.
Outdoor Home Applications of Steel Gratings
Steel is extremely durable, and our gratings are guaranteed to last you a lifetime. With several variations in design, make and finish, we can help you choose the ideal type of gratings that best suit your needs. Here are a few ways you could use our gratings to make your home unique and creative:
Outdoor Decks and Patios
Outdoor decks are usually flat elevated surfaces in a backyard or connected to a house. Using galvanized or stainless steel gratings as deck or patio surfaces is extremely practical. Although gratings are manufactured with variations in thickness and design, our steel gratings are designed to last.
Our gratings can stand the test of time, and are suitable for outdoor use, as they do not get damaged easily. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about spilling your drink, water or any other liquid on your patio or deck surface, as it would just pass through the vented floor. Steel Grating Decks and patios are also easy to maintain, giving you some ease of mind in the long run.
Driveway floors are usually made of concrete because of its high load-bearing requirements. Heavy-duty steel gratings are specially designed and engineered to withstand heavy weights, up to 4 times that of standard gratings. Heavy-duty steel gratings are realistic, reasonable and functional alternatives to traditional concrete driveways. These are extremely practical, especially for the provision of a drainage system below, to allow water to flow when you wash your car or even if it rains.
Walkways, Pathways, and Bridges
Steel gratings are absolutely perfect when used to surface pathways, walkways, and bridges, around gardens, over backyard creeks, koi ponds and even deck-side plants. Bridges or even raised walkways can be constructed easily with a steel framework and gratings, with plants growing under them. This allows the plants to receive enough sunlight while providing you with a strong, durable, weather-resistant and easily maintainable walkway. These raised or grounded platforms can be used for multiple purposes, to lay a full drainage system under or to lead to an outdoor deck, garage or workhouse.
Balconies and Overhead planes
Balconies are protruding platforms, on the sides of buildings with access from windows and doors on upper floors. Balcones are required to have high weight-bearing capacities to bear the weight of two or more people. Using heavy duty or galvanized steel gratings for this is extremely practical. Not only do they serve their main purpose, they are also extremely appealing and a perfect blend of architectural ingenuity and modern aesthetic. Outdoor overhead planes, especially those that incorporate gratings are mainly used to filter light and provide sufficient privacy while maintaining proper open ventilation.
Some other creative home and outdoor home applications of steel gratings could also include Fire pit grill tops, Steel stairs using gratings, ramps, table tops, fencing, pool borders, tree ground borders, and much more. To known more about our standard, special treated and coated gratings, visit our website.