Flooring Fixings

Frictional Fixings

Frictional fixing clips are the most common method for fixing open grid flooring. The fixing assembly consists of a universal bottom clip (Type 5), M8 hex nut, bolt and a top clip.

The top clip is interchangeable and should be selected to suit each particular open mesh flooring. Below is a selection of our main top clips.


Saddle Clip


Universal Deep Saddle Clip

Narrow Clip

Diamond Clip




 Saddle Clip                         SG1 Clip                       Deep Saddle Clip               Narrow Clip                 Diamond Clip 


Flooring Type Saddle Clip SG1 Clip Deep Saddle Clip Narrow Clip Diamond Clip
Safegrid - √ * -
Safety Grating - - - -
Safetread - - - -
Safelock - - -
Safegrate - - -
* Only suitable for safegrid with 20mm bearing bar centres






Note: Frictional fixings are supplied as a complete assembly unless othewise requested.  


Panel Joining ClipPanel Joining Clip

Specifications can often require that flooring panels are joined together to reduce deflection between adjacent panels. The Lionweld Kennedy joining clip has a slotted hole at both ends of the bottom clip, it is then secured using two M8 nuts, bolts and top clips of choice.


Positive fixings

Positive fixings are used to secure the open grid flooring by bolting or firing through the steel support.
This method is generally used when the steel structure is subject to excessive vibrations.

Fixing PadFixing Pad

35mm x 5mm pad welded to the flooring with a 10mm hole to allow the grating to be fixed directly to the supporting structure.

Deep Saddle with a self tapping boltTaptite

A deep saddle clip is supplied to suit the depth of grating. A self tapping bolt is then used to secure the grating to the steel support.


Clip onsOrange Clipon

To increase safety on open grid flooring and stairtreads, Lionweld Kennedy have devised a system of simple clip-on bars. These clip to the top of the steel flooring bars and provide an instant anti-slip surface - no drilling, bolting or welding required.



Clip-ons are also used to create a visual path along the open grid flooring for emergency escape routes. Clip-ons are usually supplied in orange for 5mm Clipons Gratingload bearing bars and red for 3mm load bearing bars. 



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Type 5 grating fixing clip

 Frictional Clip Dimensions


Positive Fixing Dimensions