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Anti-Slip Direct Gritting

When a cover isn’t practical, we offer our Hi-Traction® direct gritting anti-slip surface bonded directly to a supplied material. Alternatively, customers can provide engineered drawings for in-house fabrication. Either way, you end up with our great anti-slip surface integrated with your existing parts. Our direct gritting:

  • Maintains form and function: Direct gritting keeps pass-through holes and other critical functionality
  • Is a great option for OEMs: Deliver superior anti-slip safety in your products
  • Controlled environment: Ensures the proper bond for durability

Direct gritting is ideal for OEM and aftermarket use in the following sectors:

  • Transportation: Steps for work trucks, bus trim parts, and bus ramps
  • Industrial: Metal stair treads, diamond plate, and ladder rungs

Key Product Features

Customizable Solutions

Direct gritting — which uses the same long-lasting, high-quality surface as our Hi-Traction® anti-slip covers — allows for customized color, grit, and messaging to suit your unique needs. It’s available in six grit levels, almost any color, and with custom logos, safety messaging, and PPE symbols.
direct gritting and yellow tape on steps
direct gritting on surface

Significant Cost Savings

Having Safeguard apply anti-slip surfaces directly to your parts can save you labor time and money by:
  • Eliminating the need to install anti-slip material
  • Allowing you to stock fewer parts
  • Reducing weight and fuel consumption
  • Converting from diamond plate to flat steel

Product Specifications

Base Materials

Safeguard will help you find the ideal direct gritting option to meet your needs, depending on your substrate and application. Options include:

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

Color Options

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. Glow-in-the-dark messages are visible after dark and during power outages.


How to Apply Gritting to Your Parts

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

Send your parts or technical specs and Safeguard will apply anti-slip coating.

Contact us to request a quote, consultation, or sample. To place an order, please call 1-800-989-1695 or check availability in our online store.


  • Supply material (or have Safeguard procure parts to your specification)
  • Grade/grit
  • Color(s)
  • Safety markings and logos
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