Steel Grates

Are Steel Grates Ecologically Friendly?

True, the main clientele of the landscaping industry is the people. Yet if we look at the whole picture, it is clear that many other living species could either benefit or risk their existence from the creations of the built environment. Instilling a sense of responsibility in landscape designers is thus essential, especially nowadays when natural catastrophes are frequently happening at an ever accelerating rate.

Steel Grates: Why It Matters To Consider The Ecological Impact Of Building Products

Instilling ecological responsibility signifies putting a higher sense of purpose back into the process of designing. It means going beyond the three factors that seem to dominate the decision-making process of today’s architectural and landscape design. Hence, landscape designers need not solely focus on functionality, commodity, and delight, but also in sustainability.

This can be achieved by considering the ecological impact of the products used in landscaping projects. Steel grates, for instance, are familiar features in landscaped areas, particularly in commercial and institutional properties.

Why Are Steel Grates Not Ecological?

Steel is a favored construction material because of its toughness. Steel achieves a state of greatly improved strength in two-folds. First, impurities such as silica, phosphorous and sulfur are eliminated because they weaken steel. Second, carbon is added to a melted iron solution since carbon acts as a hardening agent. Indeed, steel owes its sturdiness to its carbon content.

However, products containing carbon are not ecological. Carbon emission is the main cause of increased atmospheric temperature. Jonite offers a solution to this particular problem by providing reconstituted stone grates.

Steel Grates Vs. Stone Grates

Compared to steel grates (carbon alloy), reconstituted stone grates are composed of recycled and low impact materials. It’s true that stones are less durable, but Jonite employs a reinforcing technology to provide people with products that could match the mechanical strength of steel grates.

Grates made of reconstituted stones exude warmth and calmness. They do not create noise, as steel grates do, when passersby and vehicles pass on them. Most importantly, reconstituted stone grates can mimic the features of natural stones without bringing negative impacts on the environment.


About Jonite


Why Choose Jonite?

We produced architectural gratings that are developed from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers. Our architectural grates offer a finishing which is both natural to feel and luxurious. These extraordinary qualities of our grating products enable our grates to reduce corrosion and rust - Our Jonite series of grating products are designed to last a life-time for both indoor and outdoor usage. 


Jonite's grates are additionally "theft resistant" compared with typical cast iron and steel grates that are at risk to theft caused by the increasing scrap value. Our hardscape grates do not present any value for scrap because of their high stone material integrity as compared to standard steel and cast iron drain covers.


More than just engineers, our team at Jonite are designers and craftsmen, our goal to help our clients create what they can conceive of. The design possibilities with our architectural grates are limitless. Our grates can be found in a large range of standard colours and more specialised colours are possible with limitless colour customisation which makes it possible for our architectural products to be tailor-maded to any hue or shade our customers require.


Our one-of-a-kind stone products have very high mechanical characteristics including low heat absorption, low water absorption, high impact strength, high compressive strength and high flexural strength. We focus on all details that gives our products high quality andlongevityy. We achieve this by reinforcing our stone grates with specially treated steel frames - in fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is created by Jonite over the last 2 decades. Our collection of architectural grates are certified to international load standards.


These special attributes of our grating products allow our grates to prevent corrosion and rust - Our Jonite range of grating products are created to endure a lifetime for both outdoor and indoor usage. Jonite's grates are also "theft resistant" compared to typical cast iron and steel grates which are prone to theft due to the rising scrap value. 


We accomplish this by reinforcing our stone grates with specially treated steel frames - as a matter of fact, the term "Reinforced Stone" is created by Jonite over the past 2 decades.


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.


Tree Grates

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.


Ventilation Grilles

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.


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