Wincro SUREGRIP flooring has been used by a wide range of industries, as a proven long-term, corrosion resistant solution to many environments. The durability of stainless steel flooring systems provides a cost effective, low maintenance, highly durable solution for floors, platforms and access equipment.
The distinctive tear-shaped, raised tread pattern of Wincro SUREGRIP stainless steel flooring provides positive traction for both pedestrian and wheeled traffic. The integrally formed ‘teardrop’ tread is in the height range 1.0mm-2.0mm and is ‘grip effective’ for any angle of approach.
Our SUREGRIP floorplate is available in two types of stainless steel. Wincro will assist with technical advice on the correct grade of stainless steel for your application taking into account key points such as structural strength, design life, operating conditions and surface finish for appearance.
Grade 1.4301 (304) stainless steel (18% chromium – 8% nickel)
Austenitic, non-magnetic. This grade is ideal for both internal and external applications where good strength and corrosion resistance are required.
Grade 1.4401 (316) stainless steel (17% chromium – 12% nickel – 2% molybdenum)
Austenitic, non-magnetic. This grade has enhanced corrosion resistance due to the addition of molybdenum and a higher nickel content. Ideally used in aggressive conditions where the risk of corrosion or pitting attack may be high.
The necessity for painting or protective coating is eliminated, allowing a low maintenance, cost effective solution for the life of the installation. There are considerable potential maintenance savings using Wincro SUREGRIP.
Wincro SUREGRIP is the natural choice for the most arduous industrial flooring applications giving exceptional corrosion resistance needing little or no maintenance during its service life. Grade 1.4401 (316) is recommended for highly corrosive and marine environments.
The tear-shaped pattern of the Wincro SUREGRIP enables cleaning of waste liquid and surface cleaning much easier as well as excellent sanitary and hygiene qualities, where a sterile environment is important.
Excellent wear resistance, durability and toughness is achieved in most environments providing a better solution than mild steel or aluminium flooring systems.
Wincro SUREGRIP has a low magnetic permeability which is particularly important for applications where sensitive machinery is used in hospitals or areas where low flashpoint chemicals are handled.
Wincro SUREGRIP has been used in chemical processing plants, underground rail stations, refineries, food processing, abattoirs, dairies, breweries, paper-making industries, marine decking, hospitals, nuclear power decontamination areas and many more situations where high resistance to wear, coupled with superior hygiene qualities are necessary.
Wincro SUREGRIP has been specified, and used in many prestigious applications and by major organisations:
- Westminster Station, Jubilee Line Extension
- Waterloo Station, Jubilee Line Extension
- ICI Petrus Project, Wilton
- Lever Bros. Chemical Plant, Shanghai
- Spent Etchant Recycling Plant, Le Havre
- Walkers Crisps Factory, Leicester
- British Nuclear Fuels, Sellafield
- Baby Food Factory, St Petersburg
- Virgin Mega Store, London
- Capehill Brewery for Bass Breweries
Shearing and Profiling
SUREGRIP can be supplied cut to size by shearing, plasma profile cutting or laser cutting to accurate tolerances across the full range of plate thicknesses. The Wincro service includes the provision of profiled cut-outs and shaping to allow for easy installation around other plant, pipework or equipment.
Holes and Slots
SUREGRIP can be supplied with plain or countersunk holes or elongated slots as required in all thicknesses:
- Plasma Profile Cut Outs
- Holes for fixing down
- Formed upstand
Shaping and Forming
SUREGRIP can be bent to specified angles to form kickflats, upstands and stair treads etc. up to 3.5m long.
Wincro services include: stitch, fillet and butt welding, using MIG and TIG facilities.
Care should be taken to avoid direct contact between stainless steel floorplate and structural mild steelwork. Wincro recommends an insulation gasket should always be placed between the adjoining metal interface to avoid accelerated corrosion of the mild steel structural members.
Wincro has a wealth of experience in solving flooring problems. Our Engineers and Designers can advise on the most efficient and effective use of SUREGRIP flooring, supplying layout details, structural drawings and calculations where required.
The surface finish of the stainless steel is important from both a corrosion resistance and hygiene point of view. Generally, the smoother the surface the better the corrosion resistance and hygienic qualities. Wincro will advise on the correct surface finish for any given application, taking into account the environment in which the application will be used.