TactileGrip is a 4mm thick GRP tactile paving tile incorporating raised profiles to warn people when they are approaching a change in elevation such as pedestrian crossings, staircase ascent and descent areas and many other applications.
There are approximately 1 million blind and partially sighted adults in the United Kingdom. Approximately 5% of these people have no sight at all. When moving around the pedestrian environment, visually impaired people will actively seek and make use of tactile information underfoot, particularly detectable floor indicators used in tactile paving.
Stair Nosing Uk's Tactile Paving is available in blister and corduroy designs, for on-street, off-street and warning of changes in elevation. The detectable raised indicators incorporate an embedded grit compound for increased wear and slip resistance.
Anti slip, they are really easy to fit as no excavation is necessary – you just screw and glue.
Corduroy Tactile The purpose of the corduroy surface is to warn visually impaired people of the presence of hazards, such as stairs and level crossings. Consisting of rows of parallel half-round bars, it conveys the message “hazard, proceed with caution”.
Blister Onstreet Tactile: The purpose of the blister surface is to provide a warning to visually impaired people who would otherwise, in the absence of a kerb upstand, find it difficult to differentiate between where the footway ends and the carriageway begins. The surface is therefore an essential safety feature for this group of road users at pedestrian crossing points.
Blister Offstreet Tactile: This design has flat topped domes set in evenly spaced rows parallel to the direction of travel along the platform. The offset of the domes indicates the direction of travel to the train. Used adjacent to safe carriageway crossings, the surface can be any colour other than red, but should provide a good contrast with the surrounding area to assist partially sighted people.
- Cardiff University Case Study
- De Montfort University Case Study
- Stamford Train Station - National Rail Case Study
- Rugby Train Station - National Rail Case Study
- Ascot Case Study
Ensure that the areas that are to have Tactile Flooring fitted are clean and dry and free from loose and friable material. Any “dished” or damaged surface areas should be patch repaired to provide a reasonably flat and consistent surface.
Dry fit all Tactile Flooring tiles to ensure that they fit freely and that they sit flat down on to the surface. If required, the tiles can be trimmed on site to suit using an industrial jigsaw and appropriate cutting blades (Bosch “T101 A1F” or similar are ideal).
Please ensure that goggles and gloves are worn at all times when any form of cutting is involved.
If you plan to fit the product using screw fixings the following applies: Drill four holes on each corner of the tile, approx 50mm in from each edge. Use the first drilled profile as a template for the other panels so as to achieve some form of uniformity. Simply drill through the tile and into the existing substrate. Then screw fix the tiles in place.
Fitting the tile
Whilst mechanical fixings are all that is required to secure Tactile tiles, wherever possible, the application of an appropriate high strength gap filling adhesive (SP350 or similar) will provide the following benefits:
A secondary fixing in the event that the mechanical fixings should fail.
A barrier against the “drumming” noise that is created when fitting a cover over the existing substrate.
Apply approximately 8 evenly spaced lines (approx. 6mm thick) of the high strength gap-filling adhesive along the underneath of the tile, running it the whole length of the tile but finishing approximately 5mm from each end. Immediately press the tile firmly to the substrate to ensure adequate transfer of adhesive. A firm bond will be achieved in about one hour under normal circumstances and conditions. Secure with the mechanical fixings and allow the adhesive sealant to cure before allowing excessive traffic to use the areas.
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