There are multiple trench drain systems available on the market today, but not all have the application flexibility as Hubbell’s POLYCAST 600 series. These pre-sloped drain systems are ideal for a variety of projects and often use a standard slotted ductile iron grate, as it is a versatile option. Occasionally, there is a need for a decorative grating option, but up until now, the choices have been limited.
Decorative Ductile Iron
Ductile iron grates are versatile and widely used in both commercial and residential applications. Several decorative grates are available that fit the 6″ POLYCAST trench drain systems. These grates are rated at a Load Class D, making them decorative and heavy duty.
The Patriot grate displays a “stars and stripes” theme which is a common revolutionary war era design. It is versatile and aesthetically pleasing in a diverse range of applications. Used by itself this decorative grate is rated Load Class C, but can be converted to a Load Class D when mounted with a DG0700AA hardnosed frame. Locking devices are recommended for proper installation.
Transverse Slotted Grate
Accessibility is no longer an issue with the Transverse slotted ductile iron grate. It is ADA compliant and heel friendly. While independently rated for Load Class D when used in a 600 series channel, if combined with the DG0700AA frame, it meets Load Class F providing the system with both strength and aesthetics, which make it an ideal selection for commercial and streetscape applications. Locking devices are recommended for proper installation.
This solid ductile iron grate is appropriate for a variety of general use applications. It is ADA compliant and heel proof, which makes it ideal for many commercial and/or residential projects. When installed with a POLYCAST® 600 systems, this grate is rated Load Class D, but can be converted to a Load Class F when mounted with a DG0700AA frame. Locking devices are recommended for proper installation.
Due to a growing interest in decorative grating in the drainage market, TDS has developed several patterns for the POLYCAST 600 series drain system. Bringing a touch of elegance to any hardscape or pool deck, many of the patterns are designed to be ADA compliant and heel-proof.
This longitudinal wedge wire stainless steel grate is an ideal replacement for any 6″ grate. With length options of 24-inch or 48-inches this grate provides a streamlined look and is suitable for any low-traffic applications such as pedestrians, bicycles, and golf carts. Also available in a reinforced option for heavier traffic needs.
The Cathedral Pattern is based on a historic design found in an ancient cathedral in Chester, England. This eye-catching 6″ grate is made in both stainless and galvanized steel and are rated for a pedestrian load (Load Class A), creating multiple options for patios and courtyards. These decorative grates are supplied in 24 or 48-inch lengths.
The Transverse Slot pattern is a popular look for showers and pool decks. The elongated slots allow for greater drainage capability and is barefoot friendly. This design brings a clean, linear look to any deck drain. Rated for a pedestrian load (Load Class A), this exclusive grate is supplied in 24 or 48-inch lengths and provided in both stainless and galvanized steel.
This Square deco pattern is a popular design used in a variety of commercial and residential applications. Available in both stainless and galvanized steel it is rated for pedestrian traffic (Load Class A). This design offers a high open area percentage which allows for faster draining in a heel proof setting. Offered exclusively through TDS this decorative grate is supplied in 24 or 48-inch lengths.
The Foam Pattern is based on the standard perforated grate but with added hole size variations. Exclusively through TDS this decorative grate is supplied in 24 or 48-inch lengths. It is a popular option for those installing an indoor/outdoor shower drain or those wanting to maximize a heel-proof surface around a swimming pool. Rated at a Load Class A and available in both stainless or galvanized steel this grate provides an ideal solution to many light traffic applications.
Trench Drain Systems (TDS) is a master distributor of the Polycast product line and a manufacturer of associated drainage components. The experts at TDS can help you find the right drains to fit your plan and budget. Contact us for a free quote or for further information on drainage solutions visit TrenchDrain.com or DrainageKits.com
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