Diamond plate – also known as tread plate or checkered plate – has many applications across all industries. From truck tool boxes to the warehouse loading docks, diamond plate is used in a variety of industrial and jobsite applications. Normally, walking across a metal surface could result in slips and falls, but you’ve probably walked across aluminium diamond plate countless times without even noticing it. That is because of the raised diamond pattern on which acts as a tread to reduce the risk of slips. Diamond plate comes in a variety of metals, including hot rolled steel, stainless steel and aluminum and can be coated to help increase traction or polished to enhance its appearance.