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Choosing the right material for your industry

Feb 23, 2017, 20:27 PM by Carli Barnes

Every industry requires different materials for construction. Choosing the right ones when building walkways and flooring is key to finding a solution that meets the needs and regulations of your project.

Mining, civil construction, marine, food manufacturing - different industries have a range of unique needs when it comes to finding a suitable material. At Webforge, we offer different material solutions for access ways, flooring and even stairways - customisable to meet your industry's requirements while staying safe and economical.

Here's a brief summary of the materials we work with to help you select the suitable one.

What material will meet your construction needs?What material will meet your construction needs?


Aluminium is a popular material due to it being a lightweight, visually pleasing medium. It is also ideal in marine applications where resistance to rust and corrosion is paramount. Marine engineers and naval architects have been using this material to their advantage for many years as a key component to shipbuilding and the fabrication of offshore platforms, according to the Aluminium Association.

Beyond marine application, aluminium is a quality product for both industrial and architectural applications, thanks in no small part to its aesthetic appeal.

Mild Steel

In high-impact, high-load situations where economy and strength is a priority, such as mining or quarrying, Webforge's range of comprehensive of steel grating solutions fits the bill. With the ability to custom manufacture grating profiles to suit your project's specific requirements, Webforge grating is manufactured in numerous combinations of load bar depth and thickness, load bar and cross rod pitch.

Stainless steel is an ideal medium in food safety environments where hygiene is of high importance.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is an ideal medium in food safety environments where hygiene is of high importance. According to the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF), its widespread use in food manufacturing and handling is a result of its ability to be easily cleaned and sanitised compared to other metals like aluminium. Stainless steel's strength, resistance to corrosion and formability are all important benefits in industrial and commercial applications.

Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

There are many advantages of using FRP in flooring applications. Plastics Europe notes that its strength, corrosion resistance, and light weight make it an excellent material. We recommend this material for applications that require a flooring material to be chemical resistant, have low thermal conductivity or be non-conductive, magnetic or sparking.

Whatever your project requirements, you can be sure Webforge will find a custom solution to meet your needs. To find out more about which material is right for you, get in touch with our team today.

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