Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up and Rigid Grates/Mats are designed for strong support for commercial, multi-family, and residential entrances. The main question from specifiers is whether a roll up or rigid grate or mat is needed for their application. Let’s begin with Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Mats. Mats are not available in a rigid option; only in a roll up form. Roll Up Mats are lower profile, light duty entrance flooring systems that only support a rolling load of 300 lbs. per wheel and a uniform load of 50,000 lbs per square foot. Roll Up Mats can be easily rolled to access the frame underneath for cleaning. Roll Up Mats are ideal for single family homes, multi-family residence buildings, and small retail or grocery stores.
Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates offer the same rolling feature to access the frame underneath for cleaning like the Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Mats with greater weight support. Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates are medium duty entrance flooring systems that can support a rolling load of 1,000 lbs. per wheel and a uniform load exceeding 80,000 lbs. per square foot. Babcock Davis/Arden Roll Up Grates are ideal for use in office buildings, hotels, schools and universities, and churches.
Babcock Davis/Arden Rigid Grates are the heaviest duty entrance flooring systems ranging in depth from 15/32” – 1-3/4”. Rigid Grates can support a rolling load of 1,500 lbs. per wheel with a uniform load exceeding 80,000 lbs. per square foot. Babcock Davis/Arden Rigid Grates are best suited for airports, shopping malls, large distribution centers and warehouses, and large office towers.
The moisture absorbency and dirt removal ability of Babcock Davis Entrance Floor Grates and Mats is not determined by the Mat or Grate type that is selected, but by the tread that is chosen for your mat or grate. We’ll cover the tread options in a separate post since they are very in depth and varied.