Top 7 Reasons to Choose Stainless Steel Grates for Your Surface Water Drainage Needs

Seven Reasons to Choose Stainless Steel Surface Water Drain Grates.

With a plethora of choices available in the surface water drainage market, it can be a daunting task, weighing up which material is best for your needs.

We have made it easy for you with the 7 top reasons why you should choose a stainless steel surface water drainage solution.

1. Cost-Effective

While it may not be the cheapest upfront, stainless steel is a cost-effective material long-term, maintaining both its structural integrity, and appearance, longer.

At Auswave Products, we supply Australian-made grates that exceed the quality of cheaper Chinese imports. While many of these are fabricated from stainless steel also, they are let down by their poor quality construction.

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2. Corrosion resistance

Stainless Steel typically contains a minimum of 10.5% Chromium, this makes it a highly corrosion resistant alloy. It will not rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. Furthermore, unlike galvanised steel, which is simply coated in a corrosion resistant material, stainless steel will not pit, and does not require ongoing treatment to ensure its resistance to rust. Additionally, it is resistant to chemicals.

At Auswave Products, we supply high quality surface water drainage grates, constructed from 304 or 316 grade stainless steel.

3. Attractive

Stainless steel is an attractive material for surface water drainage grates. Heelguard grates are seamless in their lineal design adding style and functionality to areas that are in the public eye over, say, traditional black cast iron grills.

4. Resistance to Extreme Temperature

Stainless steel is the ideal solution for outdoor drainage, as well as in industrial settings. Do you really want your grates cracking in few years from frost and baking sun, as is typical with composite and/or plastic grates? Eliminate this with temperature resistant stainless steel grates.

5. Great Strength to Weight Ratio

In the case of stainless steel, light weight does not equate flimsy. Stainless steel is both lighter than other materials, making it easier (and cheaper) to transport and install, AND stronger!

Our products are not just strong because of their material, but also because of their design and construction.

6. Clean and Hygienic

Stainless steel is a non-porous and easy to clean material, and therefore, hygienic. Furthermore, not only can you make it clean, you can make it sparkle!

7. Impact Resistance

While we do not encourage you to test this (for your own safety!), stainless steel grates are highly impact resistant, covering duties aligned to CLASS A through D.

Why Choose Auswave Products’ Stainless Steel Surface Water Drainage Grates?

Stainless steel is undoubtedly a superior material for drain grate construction. But, not all are created equally. At Auswave Products, we use premium materials, paired with excellence in design and construction, ensuring a stronger and lasting product than many other products on the market.

Our patented surface water drainage solution, CLICK DRAIN ®, brings a number of added benefits:


CLICK DRAIN ® is a modular drainage system. With a number of different lengths, angles and outlet positions, it provides the ultimate in “off-the-shelf” customisable solutions.

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Easy to install

CLICK DRAIN ® is so named by no coincidence, it, well… clicks together!

With the added advantage of being lightweight, our surface water drainage product makes installation a breeze!

Safe for heels

CLICK DRAIN® features HEELGUARD grates. HEELGUARD, features a narrow grill, small enough to prevent heels, little fingers and paws from getting stuck, while yet supplying a sufficient inlet for efficient surface water drainage.

Whether you are looking for drain grates for indoor or outdoor surface water drainage, our stainless steel surface water drainage grates are the ones for you!

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