Led Stair Nosings
Capping & Cove
Providing the most extensive range in the UK, Gradus stair edgings (stair nosings) can help to reduce accidents on stairs as well as helping to provide an ‘inclusive’ environment giving access to all building users.
Stair edgings are used to define the edges of steps in line with guidelines in Approved Document M (ADM) of The Building Regulations 2010 and BS8300:2009+A1:2010. They also protect the edges of floorcoverings from becoming worn or damaged, prolong the life of the floorcoverings and prevent trip hazards from occuring.
Gradus stair edgings are offered in a choice of materials and four profile designs to accommodate most step shapes. A choice of gauges is offered to suit most floorcoverings, whilst single, double or multiple channel options are available dependent on traffic levels and conditions.
Gradus offers a range of aluminium and PVC-u stair edging profiles that can incorporate either the Continuity or Interlok Advance LED lighting systems.
The profiles combine hardwearing channels with slip-resistant pvc inserts, and feature a PVC-u tube that houses the LED lighting and fits securely into the channel.
PVC-u channels are clear, allowing light to project through the profile. Therefore, the illuminated stair edging is clearly visible when ascending and descending the staircase, offering additional safety plus an enhanced design feature.
Aluminium channels allow light to project from the tube in one direction. The angle at which the illumination is visible depends on the profile design.
Transition strips reduce the risk of accidents for pedestrian traffic by providing a safe link between floorcoverings. A transition strip can also provide a safe joint where wheeled traffic is expected and ensures that trolleys can move freely between different types and heights of floorcovering, reducing the risk of trolleys tipping over.
Available in a wide choice of shapes and colours, transition strips can be selected to either blend in with the surrounding floorcoverings or act as a highlight to help determine walkways and other circulation areas.
Gradus offers a comprehensive range of transition strips, which include Clip-Top, Clip-Top fx, MTS, Euro-Clip, PPS, Trans-Edge, Cable Ducts and Specialist Floor Trims.
An effective barrier matting system, when correctly specified, will help to minimise the risk of slip accidents caused by wet flooring, reduce maintenance costs and improve the appearance of internal floorcoverings by significantly reducing the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into a building.
Gradus barrier matting cannot only be used at a building's entrance and access points but also in other areas that are subject to increased risk of soiling and heavy wear. In many cases the optimum performance is achieved by combining different types of barrier matting.
PVC Skirtings & Cove
Gradus offers an extensive range of pvc skirtings, through-coloured for maximum performance and maintenance. They can be used in conjunction with floorcoverings from all major manufacturers, and are suitable for a wide range of commercial applications.
Profiles are available in three options:
Set-In - provide an impervious seal when welded to the floorcovering. Used with resilient floorcoverings - vinyl, linoleum and anti static. Coiled set-in skirtings minimise the number of vertical joints.
Sit-on - fitted over most hard floorcoverings for a neat finish.
Flat - generally installed with carpet or carpet tile.
The TEX range of heavy-duty aluminium stair edgings (nosings) incorporate extremely durable slip-resistant inserts.
All TEX profiles have performed well in accelerated wear tests and provide a low potential for slip in both dry conditions (Pendulum Test Value PTV Av. 76) and wet conditions (Pendulum Test Value PTV Av. 67). Note: a PTV greater than 36 is required to offer a low risk of slip. All Gradus inserts have been independently tested for slip-resistance by the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL).
Profiles are suitable for exterior use and heavily trafficked internal stairways close to entrances and access points, performing well in accelerated UV weathering tests as well as being chemical resistance tested to ISO175. The TEX range is the ideal choice for specification in areas such as motorway foot bridges, railway stations, airports, sports stadia, outdoor arenas and heavy industry.
TEX profiles feature pre-bonded inserts and can be supplied pre-drilled with visible fixings. Profiles are supplied cut to size up to a maximum length of 2.75m.
Tread Alert® - Tactile Surface
Tread Alert is a rubber tile with raised ribs that acts as a tactile warning surface for the
visually impaired to recognise a change in level. Tread Alert has been designed to meet
the criteria for tactile surfaces as stipulated in the DTLR publication ‘Guidance on the use
of tactile paving surfaces’.
When used correctly Tread Alert helps to ensure the provision of an inclusive environment as recommended in BS8300:2009+A1:2010 and the Joint Committee on Mobility of Blind and Partially Sighted People.
Tread Alert should be used at the approach (top and bottom) to a flight of internal stairs and installed according to the ‘Guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces’.
Safety TrackTM - Slip-Resistant Finish
Safety Track™ is a heavy-duty slip-resistant surface finish that can be used on ramps, walkways or anywhere where a risk of slip exists. Safety Track consists of a silicone carbide resin carrier with a self adhesive backing.
Suitable for use on most substrates including concrete, stone, terrazzo, wood etc. (surfaces should be primed prior to application with Safety Track primer)
Ideal for use on: Ramps, Walkways, Gantries, Landings, Plant and Machinery, Emergency Service Vehicles, Commercial and Agricultural Vehicles, Marine Decking etc.
Available in Black (Light Reflectance Value: 4.58)
Rolls are available to be cut to bespoke sizes. Cleats, tiles and stair treads are supplied cut to size with radius corners.
Gradus offers a comprehensive wall protection system for walls, corner and doors, providing an essential barrier against damage caused by the general flow of wheeled and pedestrian traffic.
Helping to minimise the need for ongoing repair and maintenance, Gradus Wall Protection Systems also reduce life cycle costs and improve the overall appearance of the interior.
Products in the range include handrails & combi-rails, wall guards (crash rails, bumper bars), corner guards, bed protectors & locators, door protection and Sanparrel PVC-u sheet.
Gradus Wall Protection is ideal for all contract environments including pharmaceutical, education, healthcare, hospitality and commercial office.
Gradus supplies carpets for contract use that excel in terms of functionality, aesthetics and ease of maintenance.
Gradus manufactures carpets in tile, broadloom and impervious backed options utilising a range of high performance nylon and polypropylene yarns, suitable for a wide variety of contract applications including commercial office, healthcare and education environments.