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How To Determine The Right Diamond Plate Sheet Thickness

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There are lots of reasons to consider using diamond plate for your next project. Aluminum diamond plate offers numerous benefits that make it an ideal material for a variety of applications. Because it is corrosion-resistant and weather-proof, it can shield and protect walls, doors, trailers, RVs and more. Since the diamond plates CutsMetal offers are so simple to clean and relatively easy to install, they are the perfect choice for a low-maintenance, durable surface that will help you complete a project quickly. That’s not even mentioning how diamond plate looks. There’s no denying that using diamond plates is a great way to decorate a space to give it that rugged, industrial look. The fact that it’s manufactured in multiple colors only makes it even more versatile.

Diamond plate sheets are manufactured with different thicknesses as well. The thinnest ones are oh, so flexible and easy to cut. A favorite aluminum diamond plate thickness for cosmetic uses is less than 1/32 of an inch. For more heavy-duty uses, a sheet that’s 1/8 of an inch thick might be needed to fill the bill. Since there are plenty of reasons to use diamond plate in your project and plenty of options, here are some tips to help you determine the diamond plate thickness that will best serve the purpose for your particular project.

How Do You Intend to Use It?

The most important consideration when choosing a thickness for diamond plating is how it will be used. Here are some typical thicknesses, and some examples of applications for which they are best suited:

  • Diamond plate wall panels less than 1/32nd of an inch thick make for great decorative wainscoting in your home, garage or business. Think of finishing off a home gym room, or installing it along the bottom half of a bar.
  • Cosmetic diamond plate can be just what you were thinking of for a benchtop, a cover for a storage bin, or even for wainscoting on a trailer.
  • Standard-duty diamond plate is often used to create a tool box for a truck bed. It, too, can be used for wainscoting when more than typical strength is needed. Trailer runners can be manufactured from this variety of diamond plate as well.
  • Heavy-duty diamond plate gets the call when you need superior toughness and protection — whether it’s for the garage, or a unique project.
  • If your primary goal is to have decorative diamond plate for its looks, you might not need a diamond plate sheet at all. A diamond plate sticker — a vinyl wall covering — might suffice.

No matter what you need it for, make sure you have the right diamond plate for your needs. CutsMetal has an extensive selection of practical and decorative diamond plate products to fit a wide variety of applications and projects. Call us today and let us help you determine what works best for you.

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