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LUXFLOOR - Open Steel Flooring

Our LUXFLOOR range includes: Open Steel, Diamond Pattern, Durbar Pattern Solid Plates, Pressed, Plank, Glass Reinforced Fibre, Walkway Expanded Metal Mesh and LUXGRILLE No 1.

Using the latest CAD technology our free in-house design service provides technical support, drawings, advice on application, loading calculations and recommendations on options available from the LUXFLOOR range.

We offer a cutting, fabrication and finishing service and stock a full range of posts, clips, brackets and hand railing and manufacture a comprehensive range of matching stair treads.

Whatever you are looking for, be it large or small quantities, ex-stock, special order or a non standard flooring product, please contact our helpful and knowledgeable staff. Help is only a phone call away.

Open Steel Flooring

  • The flexibility, precision manufacturing and robust design of Open Steel Flooring make it a durable and safe choice when a strong lightweight solution is required internally and externally.

    Open steel flooring comprises a mesh of bearer bars and transverse bars welded together to form a rigid structure.

    The main load carry capacity is dictated by the bearer bars, typically these are 20-60mm deep and 3 or 5mm thick. A 35mm deep, 5mm wide bearer bar is written as 35 x 5mm.

    Spacing of the bearer bar is equally important, as this also defines total load carrying. Typically bars are spaced at 30, 41 and 50mm.

    The transverse bar holds the assembly together. This may typically be a ø5mm bar smooth or twisted and is normally between 30 and 100mm. In summary, open steel flooring is written as 35 (depth of bearer bar) x 5 (width of bearer bar) 41 (spacing of bearer bar) / 100 (spacing of transverse bar) ie 35x5 41/100.

    Available from stock (full 6m x 1m mats), cut to size or fully fabricated. 

  • LUXFLOOR Open Steel Flooring

Diamond Pattern Flooring

  • Strong rigid flooring offering strength and security and an excellent choice for industrial and commercial walkways, raised storage areas and platforms.

    Favoured in chemical and petrochemical industries, process and water treatment environments.

    Available in: Heavy Duty Diamond Pattern welded at the top and bottom of each node, with bearer bars up to 100mm x 10mm. Use in areas with wheeled traffic. Single Serrated Diamond Pattern manufactured with 25mm x 3mm serrated pressed bars and 25mm x5mm for additional grip in slipping hazard areas.

  • LUXFLOOR Diamond Pattern Flooring

Durbar Pattern Solid Floor Plates

  • A slip resistant raised pattern suitable for Platforms, Walkways, Treads, Stair landings, Trench, Duct and Manhole Covers.

    The raised surface allows free drainage of water and other liquids, an increased nonslip surface and firm grip in all directions and easy cleaning to minimise corrosion. Mild steel to BS 4360: Grade 43A, available in 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12.5mm base thickness.

  • LUXFLOOR Dunbar Pattern Solid Floor Plates

Pressed

Pressed Flooring is manufactured on automated computer controlled machines from slit strips accurately cut off, punched and pressure locked into panels normally the exact size to suit your requirements. Panels are then edged; cut outs profiled and kick flats added as required.

Precision manufacturing, robust design and flexibility in choice of mesh pattern makes pressed flooring ideal for applications such as; Flooring, Stair Treads, Drain Covers, Fences and Balustrades.

This type of construction is inherently stable with good load bearing capacity and a high strength to weight ratio. The great flexibility means that a variety of meshes can be manufactured from mild steel, aluminium or stainless steel and then finished as required.

Bearer Bars and transverse bars can be serrated for better slip resistance. Mesh Patterns available from 11mm x 11mm up to 133mm x 133mm, with any combination in between, typically at 11mm intervals. Bearer bars are chosen to suit the engineering requirements and can vary from 25mm x2mm up to 150mm x 5mm. Transverse bars are typically 10mm x 2mm, full depth transverse bars are also possible.

  • Pressed Flooring

Glass Reinforced Fibre

  • LUXTRADE Glass Reinforced Fibre Flooring offers a large number of advantages for specific applications.

    It is strong, corrosion resistant and lightweight.

    Available in two basic forms: Moulded and Putruded

    Contact us for more details or to discuss your requirements.

  • Safety Gates

Walkway Clips

These robust and reliable clips secure the join between panels and at the end of each run. If the flooring runs over 1500mm long intermediate clips are required.

  • LUXFLOOR Walkway PCL 002 Clip

  • LUXFLOOR Walkway PCL 005 Clip

Stair Treads

  • Open steel stair treads are fabricated from flooring manufactured to BS 4592. Slotted end plates and slip resistant pyramid nosing are supplied as standard.

    Unless otherwise stated, mesh type 41/100 will be supplied and the depth of treads is in 40mm steps to conform to this configuration. Treads are also available in Expanded Metal and Durbar (with or without rear flange).

    We can supply our galvanized stair treads from stock or manufacture all non-standard treads to order.

  • LUXFLOOR Open Steel Stair Tread
  • LUXFLOOR Durbar Stair Tread

    Durbar treads are manufactured to customer requirements as tread plates only or finished with Luxtrade end plates.
  • LUXFLOOR Pyramid Nosing

    Pyramid anti-slip nosing is fitted as standard on Luxtrade stairtreads. Alternatively, we can supply anti-slip nosing in cut or 6 metre lengths.
Tread Sizes (mm)
Tread Width Tread Depth Mesh Sizes Hole Centre to Hole Centre
500 160 25x3
41/100
75
600 160 25x3
41/100
75
700 250 25x3
41/100
100
750 250 25x3
41/100
100
800 250 30 x3
41/100
100
900 250 30 x3
41/100
100
1000 290 30 x3
41/100
125
1200 330 30x5
41/100
125

Load Rating

When choosing the appropriate flooring for your applications consider the levels of traffic usage. The charts below details the typical clear spans that will give a deflection of less than 10mm or 1/200th of the span as defined in BS 4592 and BS5950 when subject to the uniformly distributed loads shown below.

(Clear span is the unsupported distance between the supporting steelwork.) Allow at least 30mm support on either side. For galvanised weights add 8%.
 (For critical applications we can carry out load calculations very quickly and advise correct material selections.)

Open Steel Flooring
    3kN/m2 Access limited to one person 5kN/m2 Two way pedestrian traffic 7.5N/m2 High density pedestrian traffic
Bearer Bar Weight Shown in kg/m2 Maximum clear span shown in millimetres Maximum clear span shown in millimetres Maximum clear span shown in millimetres
  Narrow 30/100 Standard 41/100 Square 30-41/38-50 Narrow 30/100 Standard 41/100 Square 30-41/38-50 Narrow 30/100 Standard 41/100 Square 30-41/38-50 Narrow 30/100 Standard 41/100 Square 30-41/38-50
20 x 3 - 15.0 - - 1090 - - 920 - - 800 -
25 x 3 20.5 17.5 20.0 1675 1565 1600 1335 1212 1305 1090 989 1054
25 x 5 33.4 28.5 33.0 2000 1707 1970 1598 1322 1570 1330 1080 1320
30 x 3 24.0 20.6 23.6 2069 1878 2000 1602 1454 1580 1308 1187 1295
30 x 5 39.5 33.6 38.8 2410 2049 2390 1963 1587 1950 1602 1296 1580
35 x 3 - 29.7 - - 1900 - - 1600 - - 1400 -
35 x 3 - 39.0 - - 2190 - - 1900 - - 1675 -
40 x 3 - 26.7 - - 2504 - - 1939 - - 1582 -
40 x 3 - 43.6 - - 2732 - - 2116 - - 1728 -

 

Diamond Pattern Flooring

Safe Load Table-Open Type Mild steel
Uniformly distributed (kN/m2)
Deflection limited to 1/200 of span or 10mm

    Clear Span in millimetres
    300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 1500 1650 1800 1950 2100 2250 2400 2550 2700
20x 3 73.6 35.9 20.1 10.8 6.4 4.1 - - - - - - - - - - -
  5 105.4 51.4 28.8 15.4 9.2 5.9 4.0 - - - - - - - - - -
25x 3 115.1 56.8 33.1 21.1 12.6 8.1 5.5 3.9 - - - - - - - - -
  5 164.8 80.5 47.5 30.1 18.0 11.6 7.9 5.6 4.1 - - - - - - - -
30x 3 165.9 81.1 47.8 31.4 21.7 14.0 9.5 6.8 5.0 3.8 - - - - - - -
  5 237.4 116.0 68.5 45.0 31.1 20.0 13.6 9.7 7.1 5.4 4.2 - - - - - -
35x 3 225.9 110.4 65.2 42.8 30.2 22.2 15.1 10.8 7.9 6.0 4.6 3.7 - - - - -
  5 323.2 158.1 93.3 61.4 43.3 31.8 21.7 15.4 11.3 8.6 6.6 5.3 3.9 - - - -
40x 3 295.2 144.3 85.2 56.0 39.6 29.4 22.6 16.1 11.8 9.0 6.9 5.5 4.1 3.1 - - -
  5 422.3 206.6 121.9 80.3 56.7 42.1 32.4 23.0 16.9 12.8 9.9 7.9 5.9 4.5 3.5 - -
50x 3 461.4 225.7 133.3 84.8 62.0 46.1 35.5 28.2 22.9 17.5 13.6 10.8 8.0 6.1 4.7 3.7 -
  5 660.0 323.0 190.8 125.6 88.9 66.1 51.05 40.5 32.9 25.1 19.5 15.5 11.5 8.8 6.8 5.4 4.3

 

Diamond Pattern Floor weights per square metre in Kg
20 x 3 20 x 5 25 x 3 25 x 5 30 x 3 30 x 3 35 x 3 35 x 3 40 x 3 40 x 3 50 x 3 50 x 3
27 34 34 42 41 51 48 60 54 67 67 84

Durbar

For floor plates supported and securely bolted down on all four sides, tabulated loads are calculated to a maximum stress of 165N/mm₂.

Deflection is limited to Span/200. Where floor plates are supported on all four sides but not bolted down the tabulated loads must be reduced and deflections checked.

Thickness O/Plain mm MassKg/m2 Loads in kN/m2 for Spans in Metres Breadth in metres
0.6m 0.8m 1.0m 1.2m 1.4m 1.6m 1.8m 2.0m
3 26.2 7.82 5.78 5.18 4.95 4.85 4.8 4.77 4.76 0.6
- 3.29 2.58 2.28 2.15 2.09 2.05 2.03 0.8
4.5 37.97 26.4 19.5 17.5 16.7 16.4 16.2 16.1 16.0 0.6
- 11.1 8.7 7.7 7.26 7.05 6.92 6.86 0.8
- - 5.7 4.59 4.09 3.83 3.69 3.61 1.0
6 49.74 50.9 39.2 35.7 34.4 33.8 33.4 33.3 33.2 0.6
- 26.4 20.5 18.2 17.2 16.7 16.4 16.2 0.8
- - 13.5 10.9 9.68 9.08 8.74 8.55 1.0
- - - 7.82 6.46 5.78 5.61 5.18 1.2
- - - - 4.92 4.15 3.74 3.49 1.4
8 65.44 90.5 69.7 63.5 61.1 60.0 59.5 59.2 59.0 0.6
- 50.9 40.9 37 35.3 34.4 33.9 33.6 0.8
-   32.1 25.8 22.9 21.5 20.7 20.3 1.0
- - - 18.5 15.3 13.7 12.8 12.3 1.2
- - - - 11.7 9.85 8.85 8.26 1.4
- - - - - 7.82 6.71 6.06 1.6
- - - - - - 5.49 4.78 1.8
10 81.14 141 109 99.2 95.5 93.7 92.9 92.4 92.2 0.6
  79.5 63.8 57.9 55.1 53.7 52.9 52.5 0.8
    50.9 42.1 38.2 36.2 35.0 34.4 1.0
      35.3 29.9 26.7 25 24 1.2
        22.8 19.2 17.3 16.1 1.4
          15.30 13.1 11.9 1.6
            10.7 9.34 1.8

Finish

  • Open Steel Flooring - Self Colour, Galvanised, Primed, Powder Coated.
    Diamond Pattern Flooring - Self Colour, Galvanised or Primed.
    Stair Treads
    - Self Colour, Hot Dip Galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461; Primer Painted.

    The colours detailed below are our standard range and are a guide only.

    Other colours are available, contact us for details.
  • Finish

Manufacturing Standards

Manufactured to BS 4592 part 1 and by companies with Quality Assurance Systems approved to ISO 9001. Durbar: Mild steel to BS 4360: Grade 43A, available in 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm base thickness.

Enquiry Checklist

When ordering flooring please ensure you have the following information:

  • Details of specification
  • Preferred flooring product
  • Pitch/Tranverse
  • Load Bar depth/thickness
  • Edging type
  • Finish type
  • Panel size & Quantity: length (max 6m), width (1m max)
  • Stair treads (if required): Standard or non standard
  • Walkway clips: Quantity

When ordering Stair treads please ensure you have the following information:

  • Standard or Non Standard (bearer bar size, bar spacing, end plate details)
  • Pitch/Tranverse
  • Load Bar depth/thickness
  • Finish: galvanised/self colour/other
  • Quantity
  • Anti slip nosing (if required)