Quantum Flooring offers a range of stair nosing profiles that provide best practice solutions to the Equality Act requirements of the BRE approved document M (formerly known as the DDA). These profiles provide a 55mm contrasting colour band on the nose and rise of steps and are available in both slim gauge and heavy gauge formats to accommodate all floorcovering types. Compliant step profiles only include straight(F) and rake back (R) designs – these options are therefore the only format offered. In choosing the colour for a Equality Act stair nosing reference should be made to the respective Light Reflective Value of the surrounding floorcovering and the stair nosing itself. The difference in these values should be greater than a factor of 30.A fully compliant stairway not only incorporates the correct type of stair nosing, but also a corduroy tactile surface at the top and bottom approaches.