What Are Stair Treads

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The stair tread is the part of the staircase that your foot makes contact with when ascending or descending. They can be made from numerous materials including wood, metal, glass and masonry. These, in combination with the riser, stringer and railings, form a staircase. Since each step up or down changes the level of your […]

Indoor Vs. Outdoor Stair Treads

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Non slip stair treads are a highly practical solution for increasing safety when it comes to your indoor or outdoor staircase. They provide you with the ability to improve traction on the surface, along with reinforcing the structural integrity of your indoor or outdoor stairs. They are used to minimize wear on the underlying stair tread […]

Anti-Slip Paint for Stairs & Floors

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Falls involving stairs cause a number of injuries every year. Sprains, broken limbs, and more serious injuries have all been reported after incidents involving stairs. In order to make stairs safer for everyone, building operators utilize a range of options, and the best one will depend both on the application itself and the budget needed […]

Advantages Of Using Stair Treads

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They say, “What goes up must come down”. In the case of stairs, coming down is the much riskier proposition. While trips and falls occur going up the stairs, they tend to be more minor in nature. Trips and slips going downstairs lead to much more dangerous falls which can lead to a significant injury […]

Stair Nosing For Title 24 Compliance

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In 2008, the California Energy Commission passed Title 24, a code that greatly impacts building standards and general industry safety orders. The title affects many aspects of existing stairways and future stairwell construction, and aims to provide safer environments for the visually impaired. Title 24 mandates that all stair nosing be equipped with visual contrast to […]

The Safety of Public Metal Stair Nosings

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Stair nosings are anti-slip components that builders apply to the front edge of the stair. Most building codes across the country require industrial, public, and commercial stairway to have stair nosings installed on both interior and exterior stair cases. Stair nosings are intended to maximize ease of use and optimize safety on all stairways. They come […]

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Key Considerations for Custom Stair Treads

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From mass transit stairways to rugged industrial catwalks, stair treads are a critical component of modern building. Literally underfoot, these essential installations come in materials, colors, and assemblies to fit any and every environment. But not all stairs are created equal: in fact, depending upon a building, city, or region’s requirements, it’s key to consider […]

Preventing Slips and Falls This Winter

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From manufacturing facilities and industrial workspaces to country cottages and ski retreats, one thing is certain: With wintertime snow and ice come an increased risk of slips, trips, and falls. In fact, injuries resulting from such slips top the list of common culprits for workplace injuries, especially in high-traffic areas. Weather, or Not As temperatures […]

Preparing High Rise Evacuation Procedures

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Having an emergency plan in place during a high-rise evacuation could be critical to saving lives. A “high-rise” is defined as a structure in which the highest occupied floor is greater than 75 feet above the ground floor. There are hundreds of high-rise buildings spread across North America, housing thousands of offices and workers, and […]

The Importance of Proper Stairway Construction

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Many of us use stairways every day without putting much thought into their functionality or construction. However, stairs are an integral part of many homes and businesses, and at the very least, they serve as an alternative to an elevator during an emergency. It is because of this vital role that stairways must adhere to […]