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Aluminium Tread Plate (Checker Plate)

Aluminium Forms

Aluminium Tread Plate

Aluminium tread plate (also referred to as chequer plate or diamond plate) is a non-slip plate product which features a five-bar pattern on one side, typically 1.5mm high, which is stamped onto the plate during the rolling process. It is a popular and highly versatile construction product which can be processed to meet your exact requirements. In commercial working environments where slip hazards are possible, treadplate is an effective solution as a health and safety measure.


The five-bar pattern creates a raised texture on the plate which will reduce the possibilities of slipping on stairs, fire escapes, loading bays, walkways, trailers and ramps. Aluminium tread plate offers a durable and robust, yet lightweight solution which is easy to fabricate. Aesthetically pleasing in appearance, the product has numerous uses across industries - for example, aluminium has superior mechanical and corrosion resistance characteristics when compared to mild steel. The material is also ideal for use in environments where hygiene is a consideration.


Our tread plate products are available in a variety of thicknesses and material grades and are available ex-stock.

We stock Aluminium Tread Plate in a variety of grades.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

To view product datasheets relating to our Aluminium Tread Plates, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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