STAIR NOSING AND EDGE TRIMS AND TRANSITION PROFILES
Stairs are statement makers, they can help define the style of your home and create a grand entrance.
The stair nose is actually an essential feature of the staircase, as it helps to prevent people ascending or descending the steps from tripping or slipping. Stair edge nosing also functions as a decorative feature that lets one tread to flow into the next.
Preventing injuries arising from slips and trips on staircase has become a major challenge for architects and interior space managers.
ADVANTAGES OF STAIR NOSINGS AND EDGE TRIMS
The main purpose of a nosing is to improve the safety of the staircase. As it protrudes a little over the edge of the tread, it provides some extra space for users to place their feet. Not only does this make walking up and down the stairs more comfortable (particularly if you’re tall), it can help to reduce the occurrence of accidents from slips and falls.
Protects the Staircase
Secondly, the presence of a carefully chosen stair nosing can help to protect your treads from damage and general wear. As this is where most people place their feet, it goes to reason that the edges are exposed to significant amounts of force (plus, whatever happens to be on the bottom of people’s shoes). The occurrence of less damage can mean less maintenance down the track.
Research has suggested that a number of people are seriously injured each year as a result of missing a step or misjudging its width and falling down the stairs. A nosing can actually improve the visibility of each tread, clearly defining where it ends and giving users the confidence to walk up and down. This is particularly useful for those with bad eyesight or in poor lighting.
Tiled floors are elegant, easy to maintain, and unlike carpets, do not harbor common allergens and dust mites. Transitions from a tiled floor to other surfaces need to be protected, and floor profiles are designed to ensure a smooth transition, while preventing tile edges from chipping and cracking.
We supply a vast selection of floor profiles for below purposes, and many more
- That protect tile edges between floor coverings at both equal and lower elevations
- Transition profile for sloped transitions to accommodate wheel carts in commercial
- Edge-protection profile with minimum reveal for sloped transitions
- Edge-protection profile for abutting tile to lower transitions
- Edge-protection profile with moveable transition arm