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If you make something that is both aesthetic and useful, then you have made something with staying power. Melbourne Checker Plate Sheets are such things.

Checker plate sheets are made of (usually hot rolled) steel, or aluminium. They are sheets of either metal with diagonal indentations in the shape of thin, parallel diamonds. Categories include 2-bar, 3-bar, 5-bar or diamond. Melbourne checker plate sheets have uses as diverse as catwalks and car footrests. The latter seems like a good idea, since patterning of the checker plate might cause customers to subconsciously associate these cars with more prestigious, carbon fibre equipped sports cars (carbon fibre having a similarly checkered pattern).

The modern architectural trend in Melbourne has recently revived, and as a part of this Melbourne has embraced exposed steel and concrete structures. Melbourne checker plate sheets fit admirably into this environment; as the aluminium or steel boldly punctuates a wall or floor, it merges with equally bold surroundings.

Functionally, checker plate sheets can contribute to an array of different spaces. A primary use for them is as a floor surface material. Checker plate sheets provide grip for pedestrians, and additionally protect heavy traffic areas from abrasion. They are used on stairwells and even catwalks, both cases in which people are put in more-precarious-than-usual situations. However, since they are also decorative, placing them in unconventional places for functional ends is hard to argue with. For example, a narrow strip can line a wall, running around a room horizontally to prevent it from becoming scraped or damaged by chairs or door handles. It is also used as a protective surface for other applications, for

However, since they are also decorative, placing them in unconventional places for functional ends is hard to argue with. For example, a narrow strip can line a wall, running around a room horizontally to prevent it from becoming scraped or damaged by chairs or door handles. It is also used as a protective surface for other applications, for example to protect important containers, or exposed parts of utility vehicles. Checker plate sheet can even create new functionality. For example, door kickers (located at the bottom of a door) can be constructed from checkerplate sheet to enable someone to kick open their door without damaging it. Checker plate sheets, being quite useful and also quite aesthetic, have filled a number of niches and even created some.

For more information on checkerplate sheets, contact us today at Melsteel.

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