Anti-slip stair nosing is a form of stair nosing intended to lessen the danger of stair slips and falls. It may be utilized in both commercial and residential settings, although it is more prevalent in the latter owing to increased amounts of foot circulation in businesses and public areas.
What exactly is anti-slip stair nosing?
Anti-slip stair nosing, as the name implies, is intended to lessen the danger of sliding and tumbling down the steps. They may be created in a variety of ways to lessen the chance of sliding, including grit-based nosings, groove-based nosings, or a combination of the two.
Is anti-slip nosing for staircases required in the workplace?
While installing stair nosings on your business staircases is not required by law, it is highly recommended. If a stair-related accident occurs and you do not have stair nosings installed, you may be held accountable if the victim argues there were insufficient safety safeguards. Anti-slip stair nosings are an inexpensive and necessary addition to any staircase, reducing the chance and stress of slips and falls.
What are the anti-slip materials?
• Aluminum stair nosings are one of the most prevalent and cost-effective solutions. They are often used to line stairwells in commercial buildings such as offices and public workplaces. They are also used to line the stairs in big residential complexes, such as high-rise apartment buildings, to make trips up and down the stairs safer.
• Black anti-slip stair nosings are available in a range of materials, including wood, metal, and laminate, with the latter being the most prevalent. Because of its cheap cost and adaptability, black laminate nosing is employed in a number of commercial contexts.
• Rubber nosing, which is often used in outdoor settings, provides excellent grip underfoot and is ideal for heavy traffic outdoor and indoor businesses such as warehouses, garages, and workshops.
• Metal includes a variety of metal-based nosings such as pewter, nickel, chrome, steel, and aluminum. Excellent for improving the safety and appearance of any stairway. Metal stair nosings are available in a variety of styles.
• Brass stair nosing is an excellent choice for hardwood stairs that need a long-lasting and visually appealing solution to resist foot activity while remaining elegant.
What is the difference between anti-slip and non-slip treatment?
Anti-slip materials get their stability through an acid etching method. An acid is used to target the calcium in the flooring (or nasal strip), which then interacts with the glaze and silica. As a consequence, the top surface is grainy and rough, providing excellent traction. It’s worth mentioning that acid-etched stair nosings may be quite difficult to clean since the acid dissolves the top layers of the nosing.
Non-slip coatings, on the other hand, are single or dual-component coatings that are applied in the same way as the paint is done (brushed onto a surface). This permits the coating to function as a non-slip surface while also providing extra protection and longevity to the nosing. This prevents dirt and debris from adhering to the surface and makes cleaning simpler.