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Tiled staircases and stairwells help create a seamless transition between different levels using tiles, both on the floor and walls. High quality porcelain tiles from Domus can be used to match selected floor and wall concepts, achieving a harmonious design throughout projects.
Tiles can be fabricated in advance to the required step and riser shape and size, including corner detail shapes or curved shapes, to achieve a round staircase design for example. By using XL format or ‘plank’ shaped tiles on steps, seamless designs can be created with only one joint between steps and risers. However, a holistic concept can also be achieved using small format tiles and décor designs to create an interesting design feature on stairs.
Hotel Verta, Battersea by RDD Design Architects
Step Treads with K-Grip
The two main options to ensure anti-slip features on stair treads are K-Grip and metal inserts.
K-Grip was initially developed as a safety feature to provide anti-slip strips on stone and marble, but it can be used successfully on most exterior and interior floors including porcelain, wood, laminate and vinyl. K-Grip can be used to highlight step edges, most commonly in retail and commercial environments. It offers excellent grip qualities, particularly externally in wet conditions. K-Grip is applied direct to flooring as a liquid ‘paste’ and smoothed to a flat finish between two parallel lengths of 1 mm thickness K-Tape. Using a heat gun accelerates the curing process, the result is a versatile, durable and flexible non-slip strip. This process can be done in advance or alternatively once the tiles are fixed. K-Grip is available in a range of standard, metallic and luminous colours to help ensure DDA (Disability Discrimination Act 1994) compliance, with special custom colours to order.
Step Treads with metal inserts
For a luxury look, step treads can be finished with metal inserts which can be made from a number of metals including brass, aluminium, and stainless steel amongst others. The smart, metal detail on steps offers a sophisticated look to enhance contemporary interiors. These metal inserts provide anti-slip qualities to ensure DDA compliance, and are incredibly durable, even in heavy traffic areas.
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