When surfacing a substrate, it is important to understand what happens to the substrate’s physical properties. While we are not able to discuss the effects of all the different surfacing techniques on substrates, we can let you know how a SlipNOT® Surface affects a substrate’s properties. Our surfacing technique does not alter the physical properties of the steel substrate (be it plate or grating) in any way. By applying a molten metal surface to the substrate material, we create a hardened (50+ Rockwell “C” Scale Hardness) surface bonded at 4000 psi to the substrate. The surface is approximately 0.025″ peak-to-valley height and is in a random stacked hatched matrix. This process allows for an unaltered state of substrate properties.