The Q-Range single ‘wide tread’ aluminium stair nosing from Quantum Flooring Solutions wins a 2018 National Flooring Innovation Award
The National Flooring Innovation Awards panel, sponsored by The Stocklist, has put this advanced patented (GB2479135) aluminium stair nosing first in the ‘product’ category of their 2018 annual awards.
Wide-tread stair nosings have traditionally been offered with double-tread strips. Now Quantum Flooring Solutions has designed and developed a single wide-tread stair nosings using the established and proven ‘all over tread’ system which is a feature of the successful Q-Range stair nosings. ‘All over tread’ means that, unlike the traditional double tread versions, the stair nosings offer a single and safer contrasting strip of colour on the nose of steps. These new stair nosings are available in the standard selection of 24 Quantum Flooring Solutions tread colours, which means a stair nosing tread colour choice can be made that offers a good 30-point LRV (contrasting) difference with the stair floorcovering. This feature helps meet Building Regulation (K&M) guidelines.
With the top tread extending from the back edge to the front, these wider profiles have none of the dirt traps associated with double channelled profiles. They provide a slip resistant surface right across the stair nosing tread - as recommended in BRE IP 15/03 - and are the first to provide an ‘all-in-one’ wide-tread stair nosing for use on stairs in heavily trafficked locations such as schools, hospitals and busy retail stores.
There are two carrier profiles; straight (square) and rake back. Along with three tread gauge options of Slenderline (2mm), Heavy Duty (4mm) or Ramp Back (0mm), all step and floorcovering variants are covered.
Quantum Flooring Solutions continues to advance the design of stair nosings. They help to make stairs as safe as possible and meet current regulatory guidelines. This prestigious award is a recognition of the importance the company places on innovative product development - based on over 50 years’ experience.
Visitors can see all the Q-range stair nosings at the Harrogate Show in September – Stand M12a.