Reinforced Stone Grates As Better Alternatives To Natural Stone
Recently, there is some controversy surrounding the use of unconventional materials for grate systems. Steel has been the most commonly used material for gratings, and many builders and architects are quite skeptical about trying their hand at something different. Steel grates have the advantage of being cheap and readily available. However, steel grates are prone to rusting; they produce a loud clanging when a vehicle passes over them; their production requires the consumption of non-renewable natural resources, and they come in somber shades of gray and black. Homeowners are already bored with steel grates.
An alternative for steel grates is natural stone. Nothing beats the elegance and timeless majesty of stone when incorporated in the design of any building. The inclusion of stones in architectural design can transform a drab part of a house or garden into a nook that exudes a warm welcome to anyone who needs a place away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A stone wall imparts a noble air to a building, reminiscent of ancient English castles bathed in the golden glow of a rising sun.
However, the architects who are skeptical about using natural stone as grates may have a valid reason for their doubts.
For one thing, stone grates are extremely brittle. In order to compensate for this brittleness, thick stone slabs are needed. However, stone slabs are extremely heavy; it is very impractical when lifting these heavy stone grates during maintenance. Moreover, natural stone grates are non-compliant with international standards, such as BS EN 124.1994 (specifying the standard loading and support capacity of manhole covers and gully tops in areas where there is vehicular or pedestrian traffic).
In addition to the weak tensile strength of natural stone grates, the designs that can be etched on the surface of the slabs are quite limited.
There is now a need to develop materials that closely resemble natural stone but should exhibit durability, safety features, aesthetics, and ecological friendliness.
Jonite was the product of a breakthrough and innovative technology perfected by a committed research team. It is made out of a type of reconstituted stone reinforced for added tensile strength.
Our reinforced stone grates are compliant with international grating standards, such as BS EN 124.1994. If a client specifies it, then Jonite grates can be manufactured to support vehicular load weights of up to more than 40 tonnes.
Jonite products are compliant with international safety standards requirements. The reinforced stone grates have a B classification for the slip resistance test method also known as AS/NZS 4586 Appendix C.
Jonite grates are crafted with visually appealing designs. When using conventional building materials, the outcome in terms of design is usually limited. With reinforced stone grates, the possibilities are endless. Our reinforced stone grates naturally blend with other materials, and the design exudes an elegance that can never be matched by either steel or natural stone.
We are LEED Label Certified for making use of recycled materials in order to manufacture our reinforced stone grates and other products. At Jonite, we aim to help preserve the environment by promoting environmentally friendly work practices and by reducing our carbon emissions. We are successful in this aim, considering that Jonite was awarded the Green Label Certification by the Building Construction Authority of Singapore for our low carbon emissions.
Contact us today if you would like more information about our reinforced stone grates and doing the planet a good turn.
With our Twenty Years of expertise as a manufacturer and supplier of architectural and decorative stone gratings, Jonite discovers the transformation possibility of space and specifically how it can possibly be designed or decorated. Our experts possess an eye for detail and equipped with our exquisite craftsmanship and the unlimited possibilities Jonite provides in colours and textures , our top quality concepts and craftsmanship complement the vision and ideas of global architects and designers.
As early as 1994, Jonite originated and made the whole world's 1st reinforced decorative stone grating.
Combining the natural appearance of stone with compromising load bearing strength, this marriage of high material quality and aesthetics never ceases to dominate and stayed unchallenged in the architectural grating business. Led by a crew of dedicated and passionate designers and engineers, our masterpiece is inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone while meeting the requirements of high construction standards.
Jonite's Collection of Grating Products
Channel/ Trench Drain Grates
Our channel drain grates (trench drain grates) have redefined the notion of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, architects and designers can now feature unlimited design features into landscape design with our drainage gratings. Channel drain cover is used commonly in the United Kingdom and in the United States, channel drain grating is commonly known or referred to as "trench grilles", "trench drainage grate", "trench drain cover", "trench grate", "trench grating" and "trench cover"
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A vast range of designs for architects to select from. Custom design solutions available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was developed by Jonite. We strive to design floor drain covers that match any type of floorings. Large range of colours readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
A lot more than just a facility, swimming pools are a part of any beautiful landscape, Jonite designs and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and superb slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we make every effort to offer a new idea of street furniture by challenging the perception of traditional massive and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide functionality, style, and security and are crafted to be utilized on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage. Our Sump covers come in a Wide range of standard sizes.
Toilet Grates (shower/ bathroom floor drain gratings).
Redefining how public lavatories are seen, our variety of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary designs. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our wide variety of tree gratings that are readily available in a large collection of sizes, designs, and shapes, our tree grates integrate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a corporate insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your setting, giving an exclusive image to the location.
USA Decorative Grates
All our Jonite USA decorative grates (trench gratings) have adjoining patterns crafted to perfectly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also created to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our unique material combined with our originality makes it possible for enable us maximum design flexibility to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can customise and create any grating products to your landscaping needs. The flexibility of customization in our special material allows our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors. Find out more about our custom design services.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide selection of designs for architects to choose from. We aim to design floor drain covers that fit into any type of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.