SlipNOT® provided Nu-Way Industries with 7-4 aluminum grating from a grating manufacturer in sizes of 1” x 3/16” x 37 3/8” x 42” with the non-slip aluminum surface applied. Nu-Way chose to cutout the tiles located in front of the entrances to allow the grate to sit flush with the surface. By seamlessly blending with the existing floor, the grating would allow for water to pass through and collect below without forming puddles on the surface. Nu-Way Industries ordered the grating in specific sizes to allow for easy installation in the field without any further fabrication.
Aluminum grating is naturally corrosion resistant and can withstand the heavy amounts of snow and ice that are tracked in during the Illinois winter months. 7-4 is a style of grating that is known as ADA complaint. High heels or wheelchair wheels will not be caught between the spaces of the bars, reducing potential injuries that may happen with wider spaced gratings.