Direct Gritting

Significant Savings: Your Parts, Our Anti-Slip Surface

When a cover is not feasible, Safeguard can apply the same long-lasting, anti-slip surface to your components for the best in safety protection.

  • Reduce Direct Labor Costs
    Eliminate time spent installing separate anti-slip material
  • Stock Fewer Parts
    No need to procure and stock two parts: load-bearing parts and Anti-slip Covers
  • Great Option for OEMs
    Deliver superior anti-slip safety

How Does It Work?

Option #1: Customer Supplied Material
You supply Safeguard with your parts and we apply our Hi-Traction gritted surface.

Option #2: Safeguard Supplied Material
Provide Safeguard with technical diagrams; we have them fabricated to your specifications, and then we grit them.

Either way, you end up with our great anti-slip surface integrated with your existing parts. Our direct gritting process works for most industrial applications. Call to confirm gritting will work for your application. 800-989-1695 or contact us.

Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Direct Gritting

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Long-Lasting Anti-Slip Surface

Tapes and coatings can become worn and slippery in a short period of time. Direct gritting uses the same long-lasting, high-quality surface as our Hi-Traction Anti-Slip Covers.

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Maintain a pass-through on vehicle steps

The functionality of your component remains unchanged.

Direct Gritting
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  • Steps for Work Trucks
  • Bus Trim Parts
  • Bus Ramps


  • Metal Stair Treads
  • Diamond Plate
  • Ladder Rungs

Availability of Direct Gritting options is dependent on your substrate and application:

  • Super Coarse (Xtreme™)
  • Extra Coarse (Heavy Duty)
  • Coarse (Industrial)
  • Fine (Commercial)
  • Extra Fine (Residential)
  • Super Fine (Barefoot)
Super Coarse (Xtreme™) Grade
Super Coarse (Xtreme™) Grade
Extra Coarse (Offshore/Heavy Duty) Grade
Extra Coarse (Offshore/Heavy Duty) Grade
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Coarse (Industrial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Fine (Commercial) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Extra Fine (Residential) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade
Super Fine (Barefoot) Grade

Request a sample below to get the best representation of texture.

SAFEGUARD® Color Options

Standard and Safety Colors

Use for a variety of industrial and safety applications. Color and markings can be used to attract attention, designate caution, and communicate safety information.

Standard Colors
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These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Premium Colors

Our Premium color palette provides architects, facilities managers, and home owners with additional contemporary color choices for safety applications. These designer colors fit the aesthetic requirements for anti-slip protection at schools, commercial offices, institutional buildings, hotels and personal residences.

Premium Colors
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These colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Glow-in-the-Dark Colors

In darkness or a power outage, HiGlo-Traction Photoluminescent colors highlight the way.

Glo Colors
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Two Standard / Safety or Glow Colors or any two Premium Colors can be combined in two tone configurations to create extra visual safety effects.

Two-Tone Color Configurations Add Visibility

Call attention to dangerous areas with a contrasting color on the edge.

The colors on this web page serve only as a visual guide for initial selection of color. Actual finished product color may vary slightly from the version shown on your monitor based on grit size (coarseness) as well as the base material of construction. To see the actual color, please request a product sample.

Add Safety Markings and Logos

Warning messages and directional markings can enhance the safety of your products. Safeguard can embed text, symbols, or graphics into the anti-slip surface. We can even match logos and colors. “Glow-in-the-Dark” messages are visible after dark and during power outages.

direct gritting safety messages

Send your parts or technical specs and Safeguard will apply anti-slip coating. Contact us to discuss your requirements. Or, use the buttons below to request a sample or more information.


  1. Supply material or have Safeguard procure parts to your specification
  2. Grade / Grit
  3. Color(s)
  4. Safety Markings & Logos
Order direct gritting for your custom parts