In the past, trench drainage grates were a matter of practicality not beauty. They served their purpose in covering a channel where water was moved, but they were not a visual delight. Over time, some progress in design was made but trench drainage grates remained largely utilitarian grates made of cast iron or plastic. Now, the game has changed.
Thanks to Jonite, new levels of customization have elevated trench drainage grates to the point where they can become an aesthetic complement to any landscape. They still serve their original utilitarian purpose, but now they look good whilst doing so. Having a range of customizable options can allow decorative trench drain grates to become an integral part of scenery & design.
Aesthetic Options for Decorative Trench Drainage Grates
The most significant change is when it comes to modern decorative trench grates is in the number of aesthetic options that are available. Modern trench grates come in a variety of colours, designs & can include small details that have a significant impact on their overall appeal.
For many years, most drain grates were limited to a simple selection of mostly metallic colours. Today, Jonite offers grates in over a dozen different standard colours. Alternatively, customize the grates into a colour that will blend in with the surrounding landscape.
In addition, it’s possible to select a design for the face of your grate. Traditional linear slots are available and are still effective, however Jonite offers more intricate designs such as keyholes or interlace. There are also more abstract patterns, including avant-garde rain motifs or nature inspires floral designs. Seemingly small details can also make an impact on the design of the trench grate. Texture can also be customized to meet the needs of the design.
Practical Customization for Decorative Trench Grates
With Jonite, the aesthetics of a trench grate is not the only customizable part. The practicality of a grate can also be customized to meet the needs of the project location.
Sometimes a particular project requires a drain grate to be an unusual size. Jonite’s stone grates can be made to specific dimensions for a certain application. Jonite’s custom grates are tailor-made perfect to the exact size you need for your project, ensuring there is no wasted product. The grates can also be created with custom curves if needed.
In some areas, lockdown grates can be a great addition. Heel proof grates are excellent for pedestrian areas and are perfect when paired with Jonite’s already slip proof reinforced stone. Traffic over the grates in the area should also be considered when customizing grates. Load class ratings should be chosen based on use. However, these can be tailored more individually if needed.
Incorporating Decorative Trench Drainage Grates into the landscape
As bespoke grates become more popular, it allows trench drain grates to be more easily incorporated into a variety of different landscapes. An artistic landscape design in a heavy traffic urban area may suit trench grates with bright colors and practical features such as lockdown, heel guard & antislip to accommodate foot traffic. Meanwhile a more industrial environment may suit a higher performance design with a subdued color palette. Whatever the requirement, new levels of customizability can blend aesthetic appeal with practicality.
This is also important when fitting a trench drain grate within a more extensive drainage system. Decorative trench grates can be matched in color, design and texture with other grates to create a seamless look. Alternatively, they can be mixed and matched in order to complement and contrast each other whilst keeping a well-integrated look. All Jonite grates can be customized with a wide array of options to blend everything together.
Making It all fit together
Whatever needs to be customized in your grates, its important it meets the relevant standards for the location. The Jonite design team will help you through the customization process by discussing plans & goals to ensure the design concept meets your needs whilst being feasible and efficient. This process will ensure your grates a perfectly customized to precisely the specifications needed.