Glossary of Terms - Open Mesh Flooring

Guardrail open steel flooring consists of flat bars on edge restrained by twisted square or indented round bars forge welded at right angles to give a grating mesh that offers high strength to weight ratio.

Panels can be finished: Self Colour, Galvanised or others on request.

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Load-Bearing Bar
A load-bearing member spanning between supports
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Transverse Bar
A member fixed at right angles to the loadbearing bars to provide lateral restraint.
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Pitch
The distance centre-to-centre of load-bearing bars or centres between points of lateral support to load-bearing bars.
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Length (Direction of Span)
The overall dimension of a flooring panel parallel with the load-bearing bars.
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Width
The overall dimension of a flooring panel measured at right angles to the load-bearing bars.
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Binding Bar
A bar or section fixed to the edge of a flooring panel flush with the top of the load-bearing bar.
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Deep Binding Bar
A bar or section fixed to the edge of a flooring panel flush and projecting below the underside.
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Front Edging Bar
A member attached to the front of a stair tread or to a flooring panel.
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End Plate
A plate fixed to a stair or ladder tread for attaching to the stringer.
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Curb Angle
A member fixed to concrete or supporting steelwork at the perimeter of a flooring area.
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Kicking Plate (Toe Plate)
A flat bar around the edge of a flooring panel and projecting above the top of the load-bearing bars.
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Net Area
The actual area of flooring excluding cut-out areas.

Gross Area
The total area of flooring including cut-out areas.
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Cut-out
An area of flooring removed to permit pipes, columns, etc., to pass through or to clear obstructions.
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Straight Shaping
The part of a cut-out which is straight.
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Curved Shaping
The part of a cut-out which is curved.
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Segmental or Polygonal
Types of flooring panels used for platform construction.
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Tangential or Radial
The direction of span in segmental or polygonal flooring panels.
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