Stair Nosing: The Different Types and Benefits

Stair Nosing: The Different Types and Benefits

Jul 22, 2022 | floor trims, News, safety flooring, stair nosing | 0 comments

When it comes to safety in the workplace, one of the most important things to consider is how people can avoid potential accidents. One way to do this is through the use of stair nosing, which provides a lip or edge at the top of each step to help prevent slips and falls. There are different types of stair nosing available, so it’s important to choose the right type for your needs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different types of stair nosing available here at contract flooring and their benefits. Stay safe on the job with the right stair nosing!

Benefits of Stair Nosings

Not only important for general safety in a commercial building, stair nosings also contribute to reducing the potential for accidents. Stair nosings provide awareness of the edge of each step with visual contrast, and also improve slip resistance. They can also help protect your stairway from wear and tear. Stair nosings are an essential part of any commercial building and contribute to a safe and enjoyable environment for employees and customers alike. Thanks to their many benefits, stair nosings are an important part of keeping everyone in your building safe!

Types and Considerations

When it comes to stair nosings for your commercial space, there are a couple of options and versions to choose from. Every stair is a different size and has a different colour, whether it’s made of wood, carpeted or painted. What’s important is to get a fitted nosing for your step, that also contrasts it! If your step is in a cinema, for instance, you may want ghost lights attached to the steps to guide your visitors when the lights are off. 
Another consideration is how much slip resistance you will need on your staircase also depending on the material your stair is made of and if the edges are rounded or straight cut! When it comes to materials, Gradus has a wide range suitable for every visual and physical need. They offer an aluminium range, a PVC range, a chrome range, a mix of PVC and aluminium, and lots more to suit every need.

Gradus Aluminium And PVC XT Range

Each range has its own unique use suitable for different locations. In areas of high traffic, the aluminium and PVC ‘XT Range’ is the ultimate choice for reducing slips, trips, and falls on your busy stairways.

Gradus Flexible PVC Range

For areas of low traffic, we recommend the Gradus flexible PVC range perfect for steps made of resilient materials.

Bronze Range

If a prestigious and luxurious appearance is important to your establishment, such as for a bank or a cinema, the Bronze range is the perfect choice for you. It offers an attractive and hard-wearing solution that is sure to keep the standard of your establishment high.

Choose Contract Flooring 

If you’re looking for a safe and stylish addition to your commercial space, look no further than Gradus stair nosings. Our range is perfect for both visual and physical needs, and we have a variety of styles that will suit any décor. Plus, our products are made with safety in mind, so you can rest assured knowing your guests and employees are protected when navigating your premises. Order from our website today, Contract Flooring is Gradus’ chosen supplier across Ireland!