Stair nosing from Non-Slip.co.za comes in a variety of product forms, some of which are designed for specific types of application. For the home, office, SME or shopping centre we would recommend Aluminium or Fibreglass stair nosing.
While industrial and commercial installations with heavier foot traffic, we would probably recommend galvanised iron, stainless steel 304 / 3CR12 or courser fibreglass nosing.
Stair Nosing Installation Advantages
We can supply you with a variety of stair nosing for your particular industry, namely;
- Aluminium for low to medium traffic
- Fibreglass for light to medium industry
- Stainless Steel and Galvanised Iron for heavy industry / mining
There are several advantages you can realise by installing these stair nosings, because they
- protect the edge of the stairs or steps
- provide visual reference of the stair edge
- have Anti Slip Properties
Protect the edge of the stairs or steps
Stair nosing can protect the edge of your stairs from wear and this is particularly pertinent to wood or tiled staircases. Even in the home where there is low foot traffic or “tread counts” you will often see the varnish wearing on the leading edge of wooden steps. In the office environment this becomes more pronounced due to the higher tread count or foot traffic.
You can protect your beautiful tiled steps from chipping or cracking on the leading edge of the steps by installing anti slip stair nosing from Non-Slip.co.za.
We feel that your home or office wooden steps or tiled stairs would benefit from the aluminium stair profiles installed on the stair edging. The stair nosing profiles come with a 30mm wide groove so a variety of inserts can be installed depending on your particular requirements.
Industrial steps also suffer from wear on the leading stair edge too. It is easier and cheaper to use the Non-Slip.co.za fibreglass or steel nosing to lengthen the life-span of those steel ladders used in the mining, oil or shipping industries.
A visual reference
One of the main reasons for personal injury obtained from slips on steps, is there is no visual reference showing the edge of one step leading to a lower step. This is now recognised and one of the new requirements is at least a 30% visual difference is required at the leading edge of the stair tread. This means people that are partially sighted can also recognise the edge of the steps.
The anti slip stair nosing provided by Non-Slip.co.za has an option to go that one step further! We have a anti-slip grit inlay that also has a luminous strip embedded into it. These luminescent strips charge under normal light conditions, so in the event of a power failure, you will be able to visually recognise the edge of your steps without the lights!
Anti Slip Properties
Naturally you want the added protection of the stair nosing ant-slip properties. By protecting the leading edge or nose of the step form wear you are already reducing the likelihood of a slip fall accident occurrences. You can increase the anti slip properties by using our Non-Slip grit inserts, they have the properties of course sandpaper, inserted into the profiles.
The primary industries like mining would benefit from our 3CR12 stainless steel nosing or galvanised iron stair edging. Other businesses like shipping or the oil industries would need to use our 304 stainless steel nosing because the profiles will not rust and they can be tack welded to the current structure.
Stair Nosing Profiles – Slip Resistant & Durable
As seen from above, by initialling stair nosing profiles there are great advantages to be gained. They offer you slip protection to your customers, your employees and the general public. Stair nosing can protect your steps from wear. They provide a visual reference to the edge of the step, even with the lighs going out by utilising a glow-in-the-dark strip. Then finally, some are durable – like our fibreglass flat sheets or “deck cleats”. The deck cleats have been used on ramps to offer traction for forklifts.
You could add another benefit. Just think about it! Stair nosing profiles are probably the most cost-effective way of renewing or extending the life of your old, worn steps that are dangerously slippery, without the remove and replace inconvenience and costs.