Category Archives: Decorative Grating

Decorative grates, cast iron grating and iron grating finishes for residential trench drain systems

Decorative Plastic Trench Grates Exist!

NDS Decorative Grates

Ever since the first line of plastic trench drains emerged on the market, homeowners have welcomed the convenience of lightweight, affordable drainage systems. Easily purchased and installed, plastic drains bring patio and driveway drainage systems to an accessible level. But a lingering flaw in plastic drainage systems has been the same simplicity that made them […]

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Made In America: Iron Age Designs

Iron Age Grates for NDS Mini Channel

Iron Age Designs is a Washington-based designer that embraces its Made in the U.S.A. identity as it sells decorative iron grates, tree grates and custom casting at prices homeowners can afford. Founded in 2005 by Mark Armstrong and Craig Diamond, industry professionals who had already worked together for years designing decorative castings for landscape projects, […]

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Patio and Driveway Drainage Solutions (Part 2) – New Catch Basin Drain Grate Options

Iron Age Catch Basin Grates

Our previous blog  introduced standard grating options such as the plastic slotted grate and the painted black iron grate. The neat thing, though, is that multiple grates fit the 12″ x 12″ size profile adapters and catch basins. Three new grating options recently became available to the market, which open up the design possibilities for […]

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The Next Generation Basin by NDS

NDS 1200NGB Catch Basin

Over the past couple years we have posted several articles discussing catch basins and catch basin installation. More specifically, we have found ourselves focusing on the broad selection of catch basin products for yard and downspoutdrainage manufactured by National Diversified Sales (NDS).   This article is devoted to one of my favorite NDS catch basin products called the Next […]

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NDS Mini Channel-Decorative Grating Options

TDS Decorative Grates

National Diversified Sales (NDS) is a plastic trench drain manufacturer based out of California. They have a fantastic selection of plastic trench drain systems that are used in residential and commercial applications. The 3 inch-wide Mini Channel is popular because its honeycomb design and inexpensive price appeals to contractors and homeowners. However, a big part […]

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Product Comparison – Zurn Z880 vs. NDS Mini Channel

NDS Mini Channel vs. Zurn Z880

The Z880 Perma Trench is one of Zurn’s most popular residential trench drain product lines.  Its name may sound intimidating, but there’s nothing to fear from this plastic drain.  It was designed for pools, patios and landscape drainage much like its competitor, the NDS Mini Channel.  Both the NDS Mini Channel and the Z880 are […]

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