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Need a Ramp? Try Mini-Mesh

Need a Ramp? Try Mini-Mesh

One of the more common inquiries we receive is from customers looking for a surface for walkways or ramps. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) performs quite well in this application. All Redco FRP is anti-slip to some degree and many types have, or can have, a grit surface added. Probably the most popular ramp surface would be the grey Mini-Mesh. Mini-Mesh FRP sheet has smaller holes, only 3/4″ x 3/4″, which means that many small objects – such as keys – cannot fall through. The increased surface area also means wheels travel over it more easily. The grating is strong, will withstand the weather, and will not rot like wood nor corrode like metal. As you might expect, FRP is more expensive at first (upfront cost) but will have a lower life-cycle cost as it will last much longer and be virtually maintenance free.

Mini-Mesh is easily affixed to its application. It can either sit in a trough, as is common for marine applications, or it can be bolted into a substrate via M-clips. The picture below is for a wheelchair ramp that we actually supplied Mini-Mesh for. It is both attractive and well-suited to this application.

For more information on Mini-Mesh or other RedcoFRP products contact Redwood Plastics.