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Old 04-27-2020, 08:50 PM
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I'm pretty sure you'll find that some jurisdictions do not allow the use of that cast grating material as a walkway. Cast is pretty brittle and could easily break if too much weight was applied. Even if someone didn't fall through it could leave a nasty gash on their leg from all the sharp edges.

I can't say I've ever seen it in use...
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:26 PM
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Hi all. Any idea where I'd go to get something like these in the US:


https://www.britishsc.co.uk/wp-conte...0/5-1-TEST.jpg
https://www.britishsc.co.uk/wp-conte...g-BSC12028.jpg

Looking to install walkways for what'll eventually be a two-level library, but need something nicer looking than diamond plate or bar grate. I found those items above from a UK supplier, but the lead time is too long, and frankly the cost is crazy - they want nearly $1000 /sqft.

Appreciate any pointers.
Is this a public building or private home?
In a public building the patrons wear shoes, at home maybe not. Pets...not
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Old 04-27-2020, 09:30 PM
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That's New Orleans or St. Augustine looking stuff... I'd check some ornamental iron folks in that neighborhood

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Old 04-27-2020, 09:33 PM
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https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...=2443&bih=1300

I just did a search for cast iron grating. You would need to come up with the framework to support the tiles but some are rated for floor drains so they should be strong enough.
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Old 04-28-2020, 07:29 AM
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Nah, it's for a private application, inside a home. And so it should definitely be barefoot-friendly, definitely don't want it cutting up anyone's toes - that wouldn't go over well.

I'll poke around for a CNC plasma outfit, thanks.
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:59 AM
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:41 PM
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Here is a thought: LINK
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:58 PM
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I have used perforated stainless sheet on boat decks.
One thing you cannot do is go barefoot on metal like that,your foots skin works down in the holes and cuts your skin.
Just sayin..
Maybe you don't care,maybe you never thought of that.
I agree with this and I think a plasma cut part would be about the same.

Maybe you can find a cast iron table that has the desired pattern. Cut it up and fab a frame to support it.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:45 PM
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Yep, the CNC plasma place said the same, they recommended cutting the pieces with their waterjet, and "just the waterjet fee would be $3500 per piece, without materials."

So I might be heading toward either a real expensive solution, or this just not happening. I appreciate all the suggestions and recs, didn't think a non-industrial metal walkway would be so impossible to come across.
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:17 PM
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I really think a plasma table would be a lot less than your water jet coated price . Try someone else .
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