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What Is GRP Material?

GRP is an acronym for Glass Reinforced Plastic, which can also be referred to as Fibreglass or Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP). The material is made from small fibres of glass, meaning the material will have the look of glass but be able to take on many more complex shapes without losing its flexibility and becoming more brittle.

This material is extremely lightweight, strong and flexible making products made with GRP very durable and weather resistant. This means GRP has attributes that can be applied in many different industries. Fibreglass is more cost-effective than many alternatives - it must be placed in or around the shape it is required to take to ensure that it is moulded.

What Is GRP Material Used For?

GRP is used across many industries and has many different uses. It is used in the manufacturing process of sports cars, lorries and wind turbines. Many architectural features where a lightweight material is required will use GRP. It is also used when building a house - roofing materials and pipe work for both above and below ground will sometimes be made out of GRP. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, as there are a multitude of other uses for GRP.

In our case, we have used GRP to produce many of our anti slip flooring products. Slips, trips and falls are the most common of workplace accidents in the UK. You can prevent you and your employees from slip risks with our durable, cost-effective anti slip flooring products.

GRP Stair Nosing

GRP Material Stair Nosing

Advantages Of GRP

GRP has many advantages, making it widely used across many industries:

  • It is highly cost effective in comparison to other materials with similar properties such as titanium or carbon.
  • It’s lightweight in comparison to its high strength meaning it is perfect for load bearing structures.
  • GRP is a non-conductive material. This means that its use will create a safe working environment in any space where there are electrical risks
  • GRP is also resistant to corrosion, which makes it beneficial in environments where rust would usually be an issue, as it is guaranteed to be resistant.
  • Unlike some materials, GRP has anti slip properties, making an incident involving slipping much less likely.
  • Regardless of the purpose of use, GRP is designed to be long lasting and highly durable, reducing the need to replace it and therefore lowering costs further.

GRP & Anti Slip Flooring

Here at First Mats, we provide anti slip flooring sheets made from GRP. These sheets are all weather resistant and can cover a large surface area. We also offer an option for a custom length cut, making these sheets an ideal solution for factory floors, public walkways, wheelchair and access ramps and more. The high grip sheet will perfect imperfections on a roof by contouring to the material and will provide a reduced slip or trip hazard.

All of our sheets are coated with a densely packed fine grit texture which ensures a high-grip surface reducing the risk of slipping, even in areas prone to getting wet. All of our sheets are easy to install by sticking or screwing the sheeting to the already existing surface, and due to the ease of installation and cost effectiveness, these mats are becoming a permanent fixture in many locations. Why not consider them for your business?

GRP Material Anti-Slip Sheets

GRP Material used for Anti-Slip Floor Sheets

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