Chequered Plates

Chequered Plates


Chequered plates, also known as chequer plates or checker plates, are lightweight metal plates with good anti-slipping and decorative features. One side of a chequered plate is raised regular diamonds or lines, while the other side is plane. The features of corrosion resistance and weather resistance with aesthetic surface treatment make it suitable for architectural outdoor uses. These chequered plates are available in standard galvanized plate, aluminium plate and stainless steel plate materials.


Uses of chequered plate include decorative, architectural applications, residential and commercial buildings, engineering, industrial and shipbuilding.


304 and 304L are the most commonly used grades for stainless steel chequered plates as they are less expensive, highly versatile, easily roll-formed or shaped and offer excellent corrosion resistance and weldability, while also maintaining their durability. For coastal and marine environments, grades 316 and 316L are often favoured due to their superior corrosion resistance and are particularly effective in acidic environments.

Apart from stainless steel, chequer plates are also in aluminium material. Some of the common aluminium grades used in chequer plates are AA3105 and AA5052. Aluminium chequer plates have excellent corrosion resistance and weldability, which are designed for welded structures requiring maximum joint strength and efficiency. Aluminium chequer plates can also be anodized for increased corrosion resistance.

Mild steel grade ASTM A36 is a low carbon steel that exhibits exceptional strength, coupled with formability. Checkered plates in this grade can be fabricated and machined easily and can be welded securely. ASTM A36 mild steel checkered plates can be galvanized to provide higher corrosion resistance.

Common Grades, Sizes and Specifi­cations

Grades Width Length Thickness
304/304L Up to 1500mm Up to 3000mm From 3mm
316/316L Up to 1500mm Up to 3000mm From 3mm
AA3105 Up to 1500mm Up to 3000mm From 3mm
AA5052 Up to 1500mm Up to 3000mm From 3mm
ASTM A36 Up to 1500mm Up to 3000mm From 3mm

Other checkered plate grades are available upon request. You can request to cut your checkered plates down to size.

Kian Huat Metal

Kian Huat Metal is the Singapore’s leading chequered plate supplier with a wide distribution network that spans over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region. With over 30 years of experience, we provide the very best quality products, prompt delivery and highest standard of services at competitive prices. At Kian Huat Metal, we supply an extensive range of metals for various applications. Our inventory includes: stainless steel, structural steel, mild steel, galvanized steel, aluminium, brass, bronze and copper. Our hot rolled and cold rolled steel is available in a wide range of shapes including: bars, rods, universal beams, universal columns, pipes, hollow sections, channels, sheets and plates. We can cut according to your exact specifications.

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