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.

The ADA provides numerous standards for Flooring products and we are pleased to offer our customers many ADA-Friendly selections from our Gratings, Decking and Flooring lines. Specifically, 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. In order to allow for comfortable movement between Flooring or Decking types, height transitions for finished or installed floors cannot exceed 1/4". 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, Fiberglass Grating, Plank Grating, Decking and 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, Decking and Flooring items that qualify for use in ADA applications when installed per ADA specifications.

ADA-Compliant Bar Grating

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).




McNICHOLS® Fiberglass Grating with a Molded construction type is an ADA-Compliant product regardless of the direction of travel. The two items listed below have an aggressive grit surface, satisfying an additional ADA standard regarding slip resistance.

McNICHOLS® Fiberglass Grating with a Pultruded construction type and an I-Bar or Wide-T Bar bearing bar configuration qualifies for ADA applications when the direction of the bearing bars (span) are installed perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel.

Pultruded Wide T-Bar

Ada-Compliant Plank Grating

The following McNICHOLS® Plank Grating items in Plank and Extruded Interlocking Plank construction types are ADA compliant when installed utilizing multiple pieces to width across a minimum 36" wide span. These products can be installed in either the width (span) or length direction when considering loading factor values and structural intermediate and side structural supports.


Ada-Compliant Decking & Flooring

Several McNICHOLS® Decking and Flooring products qualify for ADA applications either by installing multiple pieces to width (span) or when supplied with an adequate width dimension, eliminating the need to consider the dominate direction of travel. We supply Interlocking Flooring in Aluminum and Overlapping Decking, Interlocking Plank Flooring and Plate Flooring in Fiberglass with an SPF Polyester Resin Type. McNICHOLS also carries many Flooring options available in several primary material types.

Plate Flooring