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Category Archives: Materials

How To Clean Stainless Steel At Home

Stainless steel is a great, durable material that is fairly simple to keep clean at home. Aside from looking great and having a smooth surface that prevents the growth of bacteria, stainless steel is the most widely used material in restaurant and commercial settings. The material does not rust very easily despite daily use in […]

How To Clean And Maintain Aluminum Diamond Plate Shine


Whether you work in construction, fabrication, or have a trailer, you are probably familiar with aluminum diamond plate. Other popular names for aluminum diamond plate are tread plate, checker plate, durbar plate, or floor plate. You can find this in all kinds of materials such as steel and stainless steel; however, aluminum is the most popular, and […]

Aluminum vs Stainless Steel: What’s the Right Material for the Job?


You’ll have noticed that two of the most popular products on our site are aluminum diamond plate sheets and stainless steel sheets. While both materials are very versatile and work really well, sometimes there will be a good reason to pick one over the other. In this post we’re going to tackle aluminum vs stainless […]

Tread Plates Overview


Tread plate is the name given to sheet metal stock that bears the distinctive diamond patterns of raised marks on its surface (which also gives it its name of ‘diamond plate’). Other names include durbar floor plate, checker plate, or tread brite. Tread plate is typically made from aluminum or stainless steel and comes in […]