What are Stair Nosings?

What are Stair Nosings?

Stair Nosings are installed to the edge of a step in a robust material for safety and durability. It is are an important part of commercial flooring but being a small detail they don’t get discussed much. It’s important to note that choosing the right ones can make a big difference to the look of your stairs.

The most common nosings are made of aluminium and have PVC inserts. You can choose whatever colour insert you like and even have LED lights in them. We installed these at the Leicester Square cinema in London a few years ago.

There are many different shapes and designs to fit every type of step. We have even installed all-in-one rubber steps and nosing from Nora Rubber in the National Theatre. These were seamless, giving a smart flow down the stair core whilst being safe too.

Stair Nosing Safety

Stair nosings are now a safety requirement in commercial buildings in London. As carpet suppliers this means every new commercial flooring we install has to have to have stair nosing fitted. The insert colour also has to be different from the colour of the carpet or vinyl. For instance if we are installing blue carpet tiles then can’t install nosing with a blue insert. In this example, we would recommend black to keep the blend, or bright yellow for extra safety.

Choosing Stair Nosing

Manufacturers of nosings include Gradus, Morleys, Marlings and CAT. CAT nosings are high end and very durable.

We can help assist which manufacturer makes the best nosings for your needs. Because we work with top brands, we can offer excellent choice. Our service includes a free site survey, where we check the sub-floor to the steps and advise on the best nosing for your steps.

Call us on [phone/] to find out more about stair nose fittings and we’ll be happy to help.