Galvanized diamond plate sheets are a very common choice in industrial sites, and in places where there is need for protection against corrosion. As the name suggests, they are made from galvanized steel, which is basically steel that has been coated in layers of zinc oxide, a chemical process that prevents metal from getting rusty. Additionally galvanization makes the metal more durable and tough: this way galvanized diamond plate sheets become difficult to scratch and have a greater life expectancy: typically galvanized steel has a 20-year life span.
The process of galvanization can make the plate sheets look bright and shinny; it can turn their color to gray matte or make them look spangled, as well as any combination of those. In order to deoxidize the steel they add certain amounts of silicon, and it is basically silicon what account for the resulting appearance of the galvanized diamond plate sheets. Although they are made from a strong material, galvanized diamond plate sheets offer some unique advantages: given that you have the proper equipment, steel sheets can be easily welded in order to form new designs, and they are also easy to drill. You need to be very careful, though, for the process of welding galvanized diamond plate sheets will give off a harmful yellow-green smoke, which can lead to galvanize poisoning if the welder is exposed regularly.
In general galvanized steel has many applications: it is used to make protective gears, to build electrical towers, to build houses, to manufacture car parts (especially in trucks and buses), as well as household devices like dish washers, hair dryers, barbecue grills, etc. As for galvanized diamond plates sheets specifically, they can be used to make staircases, to cover bridges, to make elevators, and in every instance where there is a need for extra protection. For example, in industrial buildings where workers have to carry around heavy loads, or multitask, there is always the danger of accidents; one small slip is enough to cause serious injuries. Galvanized diamond plate sheets, however, can prevent such accidents thanks to their nonskid surface, where diamond-shaped edges extend over the main surface of the sheets, thus offering a firm grip and stability.
All in all, galvanized diamond plate sheets can be an excellent choice both for exterior and for interior use. As already mentioned, diamond sheets can offer you the protection you need in places with heavy foot traffic, and they can also meet your aesthetic requirements. Take all necessary measurements first, and then visit your local hardware store; or even better, click on your internet browser and start looking through the various galvanized diamond plate sheets. Plate sheets can be as small as 16″ x 24″ width and lengthwise, or as big 10ft x 12ft, while their thickness ranges from 0.063 inches up to 0.250 inches. In any case, find the size that you want each piece to be, decide on the specific color shade that you think will match best your interior (or exterior) design and proceed with your project.