Why you should be choosing Aluminium for Architectural Walkways (Flooring, Decking and Planking)

Have you ever considered what your walkway, bridge deck or steps are constructed of? The most common answer is, of course, aluminium and it will be an aluminium extrusion section or profile.

The growth of aluminium walkway systems in food processing plants, petrochemical plants, theatrical studios, hospitals, shopping centres, sports arenas and power generation plant is due to the benefits listed below.

The advantages of aluminium extrusion in the use of architectural applications include:

  • Lightweight
  • Environmentally friendly (100% recyclable)aluminium-decking
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Easily worked
  • Maintenance free
  • Non toxic
  • Non combustible
  • Corrosion free

More and more of today’s Architects and Civil Engineering Designers are specifying materials that are light, strong and corrosion resistant. This will include aluminium and exclude materials such as wood and steel. Aluminium is approximately two thirds lighter than steel and offers longer life than wood. The materials have to meet the ever exacting environmental, manufacturing, aesthetic and reduced maintenance challenges of the 21st century. When used for walkway applications, aluminium offers design engineers and architects the optimum in design flexibility. Aluminium can be extruded into sections that require the minimum of processing to finish and result in modular systems that are easy to assemble.

Aluminium Decking

Aluminium extrusion decking or planking is an option for both commercial builders and home owners that is naturally waterproof. It will not warp, splinter, crack, rot or swell like timber or composite decks and is designed for easy installation.

Aluminium decking is a low maintenance option that can be cleaned with soap and water without the need for constant upkeep of paint, stain or oil. The slip resistant, durable decking surface is designed for sa


fety and security with a raised punched, ribbed or serrated surface texture that is long lasting. Smooth and designer surfaces are also available.




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ABL Components One Stop Shop

ABL Components have worked with many clients to provide tailored solutions to their requirement for aluminium extrusions in the architectural decking or flooring sector. ABL’s ability to offer a one stop shop solution provides a unique service for their customer base, located both in the UK and around the world.

Their experience in this sector, aligned with the capabilities and equipment they have in-house, make ABL the ideal partner for all your needs in the architectural flooring market.

Contact ABL today to learn more about how they can assist you in the architectural flooring market.

Tel:+(0)44 121 789 8686 or visit their website at http://www.ablcomponents.co.uk/abl-components-contact.htm