The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), founded in 1990, is an American civil rights law that forbids discrimination towards disabled individuals. As part of that law, the ADA establishes accessibility requirements for construction and alterations of government facilities, public spaces, and commercial facilities.
There are three main requirements for a Grating, Decking, or Flooring surface to meet ADA standards for accessible design.
Slip Resistance - For a Flooring product to qualify as ADA compliant, a static coefficient of friction with a value of at least 0.60 must exist in order to be a certified product for slip resistance.
Height Transitions - In order to allow for comfortable movement between Decking or Flooring types, height transitions for finished or installed floors cannot exceed 1/4".
Opening Sizes - Openings in ADA compliant flooring products cannot allow the passage of a sphere greater than 1/2" in diameter. Additionally, in order for Grating or Flooring products to qualify for ADA compliant applications, elongated openings must be placed or installed perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel.
McNICHOLS stocks a wide range of Bar Grating, Plank Grating, Fiberglass Grating, and Decking & Flooring products that adhere to ADA standards. Many styles, materials, sizes, and types are immediately available from our nationwide inventory. McNICHOLS is dedicated to offering quality items readily available to support individuals with disabilities, striving to do our part in keeping people safe and comfortable. Below is a current list of Grating and Decking & Flooring items that qualify for use in ADA applications when installed per ADA specifications.
The following McNICHOLS® Bar Grating items qualify for ADA compliant applications when the direction of the bearing bars (span) are installed perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel. ADA Grating products are available in three construction types (Welded, Swage-Locked, and Press-Locked).
Several McNICHOLS® Decking & Flooring products qualify for ADA applications by either installing multiple pieces to width (span) or when supplied with an adequate width dimension, eliminating the need to consider the dominate direction of travel. These products may be installed in either the width or length direction when considering loading factor values as well as intermediate and side structural supports. We supply Aluminum Interlocking Flooring, as well as Fiberglass Overlapping Decking, Fiberglass Interlocking Plank Flooring, and Fiberglass Flooring, all with an SPF Polyester Resin Type. McNICHOLS also carries Metal Flooring options available in several primary materials types and gauges.