How to Choose a Wheelchair Ramp

Scooter & Wheelchair Ramps

Make your home or business handicap accessible with durable wheelchair ramps, available at affordable prices from Discount Ramps. We offer the widest selection of aluminum, fiberglass, and rubber scooter and wheelchair ramps. Choose from a variety of options including portable and modular access ramps and a wide selection of vehicle-mounted scooter ramps for nearly any year, make, and model vehicle.

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Types of Wheelchair Ramps

We offer a variety of wheelchair ramps to assist in gaining easy access to homes, office buildings, showers, and vehicles. Manufactured from high-quality materials, our ramps are durable and built to withstand UV rays, rain, snow, and ice. They are available with handrails, without handrails, and come in a large variety of lengths and weight capacities.

Types of ramps we carry include:

  • Portable wheelchair ramps
  • Van ramps
  • Threshold
  • Modular

Wheelchair Ramp Materials

Manufactured from a wide variety of high-quality, durable materials, our wheelchair ramps are available in aluminum, foam, rubber, and plastic. Designed with safety in mind, they all offer a non-slip surface, reducing the risk of slips and falls even in wet or icy weather conditions. Choose from ramps with a high-traction grit coat, extruded aluminum, EZ-Traction punch plate, or grooved rubber surface.

How to Measure for a Wheelchair Ramp

In addition to figuring out what type of wheelchair ramp you need, it is important to measure for your wheelchair ramp to ensure you purchase the correct size. Selecting a ramp that is too short will result in a steep grade, which can be extremely dangerous. Choosing a longer ramp will decrease the steepness of your slope.

You will need to measure the following:

  • The total vertical rise you are trying to overcome
  • The available distance without obstruction measuring straight out from the highest point
  • The total usable width of the area
For more details about measuring for a ramp, ADA guidelines, and our handy mobility ramp calculator, read our article on finding the proper length for your wheelchair ramp, or contact us online or via phone: 1-888-651-3431.