At approaches to stairs there should be a (corduroy) tactile surface. This is a Building Regulation guideline which helps indicate that a change in level is ahead.
“Guidance on the use of Tactile Paving Surfaces” from the Department of Transport and the Equality Act (2010) state what is required. The 400mm by 400mm tiles from Quantum Flooring Solutions can help contractors meet these guidelines. They are suitable for both internal and external installations, and are available in four different colours.
Tactiles convey the message ‘hazard, proceed with caution’, and are now generally installed on approaches to external steps. Note: Tactiles should only be used externally.