What is ADA?
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.
ADA Requirements for Grating & Flooring Products
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 Flooring or Decking 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 + Your ADA Project
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.