If you’re looking at anti slip stair flooring it’s good to know the difference between treads and nosings. It’s simple: treads cover the whole stair, while nosings just cover a strip of the stair on the top and riser. In most cases, anti slip nosings are metal or are a different colour to the material on the stairs.
So What Are DDA Compliant Non Skid Stair Treads & Nosings?
DDA stands for the Disability Discrimination Act. This Act was introduced to ensure companies and organisations take steps to ensure accessibility for those with disabilities. DDA compliant stair treads and strips simply comply with this Act, protecting the owner of the premises from any lawsuits should anyone incur an injury. The main notable difference, however, is that DDA compliant nosings and treads are usually a bright contrasting colour to the rest of the surface to make stairs more visible to those with visual impairments.
Do I Need Non Slip Treads or Anti Slip Nosings?
That usually depends on the nature of your environment. Anti slip treads are usually only required on outdoor stairs, unless you’re in an environment that handles a lot of liquids such as a food manufacturing plant or a garage. Find out in greater detail whether or not your business needs Anti slip treads.
If you’re in the public sector you will most likely need DDA compliant nosings and treads. For more information, take a look at DDA guidelines
All GRIPFAST non slip flooring that Polydeck manufacture is made bespoke to your requirements. Made from Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) with a near diamond hard aggregate, our anti slip flooring is guaranteed for 30 years and that includes non slip treads and nosings.
Make sure your business stairs complies with DDA by ordering DDA compliant stair treads.
Alternatively, your business could also benefit from non slip DDA step nosings.
For more information about anti slip stair treads and nosings or simply a no obligation discussion of your requirements, contact us online.
Contact Polydeck today for the right solution for your next project! Polydeck’s very own GRIPFAST range of anti-slip products are manufactured to the highest possible standards, using quality materials from our trusted UK suppliers.
So, if you would like to discover how Polydeck can assist you in finding the perfect anti-slip solution, give us a call today on 01934 863678. Alternatively, you can request for our team to contact you at a more suitable time by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.