Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap, achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring.
Jonite takes immense pride in our grating products. More than just beautiful designs and functional features, we study the history of our grates extensively which goes back thousands of years - this is where the "soul" of our products come from.
Ancient Rome is famous for its wastewater and water systems and Rome's water supply system was one of the marvels of the ancient world. Rome was remembered as the classical city of engineering marvels and grandiose monuments, however for the average Romans with limited resources, access points (toilets and bath houses were generally located outside their households.
Based on (Juvenal, trans. by Mazzaro, 1965):
"And what rest is there in the rooms we keep?The rich may rest my friend. It's their real power. Daily the traffic wakes.Our narrow winding streets, or narrow drives. Make sleep impossible the lifelong night. Yet the rich man's paths are always cut, And shoulder-high he's borne on four slaves."
A visitor to ancient Rome probably had a lot of trouble getting around. While there were individual houses and palaces for the rich and powerful, the majority of Romans lived in mediocre houses with poor supplies of light, heat and water. Judging from our modern standards, the typical Roman had inadequate sanitary arrangements. Maintenance of drains and storm water infrastructure connecting to the rivers have to be regularly maintained to ensure that the drainage network remains functional at all times.
Fast forward to our modern world in the 21st century and the sewage system continues to play an integral role supporting the growth of megacities worldwide. Unlike our predecessors back in Rome, modern toilet sanitation is available to most households.
In today's world, most homes have well managed and functioning sanitation. We believe everyone deserves more - not just in functionality but also in design. Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap, achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring.
Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. Jonite floor traps are available in a wide range of standard colors developed to assist to quickly pick the color they need. More specialised colors are also possible with our unlimited color customisation process which allows Jonite floor traps to be calibrated to any hue or shade desired. Waterproofing our floor traps is foremost in our designs, as is the prevention of infiltration by insects and foul air. Special PVC strainers and restrainers fitted with our floor traps work to achieve a cleaner environment.
When you use Jonite's floor traps or any other Jonite products, you are also supporting our corporate social responsibility in making our environment greener and more sustainable. When the term "sustainability" is mentioned, many tend to think of renewable fuel sources, protecting the environment, reducing carbon emissions and keeping our planet's ecosystem in balance. Jonite believes that sustainability is also a shared responsibility among all of us to preserve the environment for our future generations to maintain and improve our way of life. Through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme, the U.S. Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite products contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED®. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green building in the U.S.A.
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possiblities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Floor Traps (Floor Grates)?
Created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which are tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialised colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.