aluminium checker plate

Aluminium checker plate is also called aluminum tread plate. It is an aluminum plate with an anti-slip texture on the surface. The common patterns are diamond and 5 bar. The surface can also be polished and bright, and can also be painted.

What is an aluminium checker plate?

Aluminium  checker plate (or aluminum tread plate) is a anti-slip sheet with a regular diamond pattern or 5 bar pattern on one side.

checker plate rib length
checker plate rib length

Aluminium checker plate Sometimes spelt 'aluminium chequer plate', an aluminium tread plate is a type of metal tread plate that has distinctive raised bars that give users a non-slip surface, making it super versatile for many industries.

As well as being slip-resistant, aluminium chequer plates are corrosion-resistant, lightweight and easy to fabricate.

What is Aluminium checker plate used for?

It is commonly used for flooring, cladding, tool boxes, ramps, caravans, ute trays, trucking, bus, trailer floor, storage boxes or anything that requires an ultra-hard wearing property.It has both structural and decorative uses, It can also be used on wall surfaces, patio decorations, stair steps.

aluminum diamond plate protector for car
aluminum diamond plate protector for car

What is aluminium checker plate made of?

Aluminium checker plate is initially made like any other aluminium sheet product, by passing the raw material through machine rollers until it reaches its desired thickness. With 5 bar aluminium plate, or diamond plate, the 5 bar diamond pattern is simply embossed onto the final roller, stamping it into the material as it passes through.

aluminium tread plate sheet prices

The price of the checkered plate is subject to the price of aluminum, processing fees and other costs and will not fluctuate much. Therefore, you should confirm the pricelist at that time with our sales manager before purchasing.

5 bar aluminum tread plate
5 bar aluminum checker plate

5 bar aluminum checker plate

5 bar aluminum checker plate (tread plate) is a smooth sheet with a regular diamond pattern on one side. It is used for flooring, cladding, tool boxes, ramps or anything that requires an ultra-hard wearing property.

diamond plate aluminum sheets 4x8
aluminum diamond plate

aluminum diamond plate

Aluminum diamond plate sometimes called aluminum tread plate, aluminum floor plate, or aluminum checker plate. the common size is 4x8', the thickness is 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, etc., it provides intensity, non-slip, and durability.

Aluminium checker plate features

Aluminium checker plates have plenty of other properties, making them a popular choice of aluminium product in lots of different applications, environments and industries.

They're lightweight, hardy and flexible with good drilling, welding and forming ability so they can be easily folded and made into different shapes as needed.

They’re also super durable and reliable so they keep their shape and look over a long period of time time. This is why diamond tread plate aluminum sheets are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

Plus, because it’s easy to recycle aluminium without reducing its quality, it’s an incredibly environmentally friendly material to use.

The surface of the aluminum plate is smooth and easy to clean.

Although the hardness of aluminum diamond plate is not as high as that of diamond plate steel, the aluminum plate will not rust and has a long service life.

How is the thickness of Aluminium checker plate?

When you’re specifying the thickness of the material, the measurement should ideally be taken from the flat area of the sheet instead of the raised checker pattern.

Manufacturers usually leave room for a small amount of tolerance in the sheet thickness. For instance, a 2.55mm sheet you would probably get readings around 2.35-2.5mm.

When measuring, you should first use a micrometer in order to measure the base plate of your checker plate.

Measure different parts of the checker plate several times
Calculate the average. This gives you the thickness of the tread plate.

Aluminum tread plate suppliers in China

Tigers aluminum is one of the China’s leading aluminium checker plate suppliers, we offer them in a wide variety of sheet sizes and thicknesses.

If you’d like a particular size which we don’t stock as standard, we can supply metal cut to size.we offer incredibly competitive prices too.

Because we are an aluminum tread plate factory with our own production line, we can control the quality of our products very well, and we have an advantage over wholesalers in terms of price, saving your costs.

Regular checker plate weight calculation

Size(mm) Approx(kg/sheet) Finish
1.6mm x 1200 x 2400 13 Five Bar
2mm x 1200 x 2400 17 Five Bar
2.5mm x 1200 x 2400 21 Five Bar
3mm x 1200 x 2400 26 Five Bar
3mm x 1500 x 3000 40 Five Bar
3mm x 1500 x 3600 48 Five Bar
5mm x 1200 x 2400 40 Five Bar
6mm x 1200 x 2400 52 Five Bar
1.6mm x 1200 x 2400 13 Propellor
2mm x 1200 x 2400 18 Propellor
3mm x 1200 x 2400 24 Propellor
4mm x 1200 x 2400 34.5 Five Bar

What size are aluminium tread plates?

Tread/Checker plates are usually a standard size of 1,200 x 2,400, but can go up to 1,500 x 3,000 in non-standard sizes.

Thickness ranges from 1.6mm up to 6mm, although even thicker can be ordered in if required.


0.063 inch, 0.08 inch,0.1 inch, 0.375 inch, 0.5inch, 2mm,2.5mm,3mm,4mm,5mm,6mm


2′ x 8′ (24″ x 96″), 36″ x 144″, 4′ x 10′ (48″ x 120″), 48×144, 48″ x 180″, 48×192, 60×120, 60×144, 60×192, 60x96,72×144, 72×192 inch.

What alloy metal is checker plate?

We generally use 3000 series aluminum plates, 5 series aluminum plates and 6 series aluminum plates for the production of aluminum alloys.

Specifically, there are 1050, 3003, 5052, 5086, 5754, 6061, 6063

5 bar aluminium checker plate

There are two different Aluminium Tread Plate patterns Tread Bright Plates (also sometimes called Propeller plate) and a 5 Bar pattern (also known as “Vastrap”).

Tread Bright is finished with a propeller design head tread – a hugely popular surface that brings out the amazing shine and brightness of the product.

Other alloys and sizing are available on request. Aluminium Bright Pattern comes in a sheet size 2438 x 1219mm, whilst the standard size for the 5 bar pattern is 2500 x 1250mm.

Tigers Aluminium has many sizes of aluminium sheets for sale, you can contact us for a stock list and we can also cut to size you want


Aluminum products of Tigers meet the export popular.

Plastic movie and brown paper can be protected at customers’ need. Also timber case or timber pallet is adopted to shield products from harm for the duration of the delivery.

There are styles of packaging, which is eye to wall or eye to sky. Customers can choose either of them for their convenience.

There are 2 tons in one package, and loading 18-22 lots in 1×20′ container, and 20-24 tons in 1×40′ container.

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