Manufactured in house, our heavy-duty aluminium stair tread profiles have been designed to meet a range of requirements. We recognise that your property may present a range of different access issues. To improve the flow of foot traffic, create a safer environment and ensure people can move freely, we have designed these tailored profiles to meet the needs of many industries. Each one has a unique CARBIGRIP carborundum anti-slip surface, designed to stand true in all weather conditions - even extreme rain and greasy environments. With our QA3 profile, you will benefit from a 7.5mm thickness including the infill which sits at three different locations along the body. This, along with a sturdy installation process, allowing you to walk confidently and with stability.
Each profile has a highly defined design that withstands the impact of repeated use. It is available in various colours, including yellow, black and white. In addition, we are able to manufacture them bespoke to suit your branding or colour coding set-up. These profiles are ideal for industrial and commercial properties. They can be cut and manufacture to specific length requirements and come pre-drilled with fixings (if required). And, to support your business needs, our CARBIGRIP anti-slip infill has an average PTV test value of 86 Wet, giving you peace of mind and offering an effective anti-slip surface. Our profiles are made here in the UK at our Somerset-based workshop, ensuring we have a team on hand to offer advice and recommendations. For a complete tread cover pair with QA4, or with QA5 to create a unique stair nosing with a chamfered back edge as seen in image 2.
Install these profiles in any location where there is a risk to safety for employees, visitors or guests. This can including shopping centres, railway stations, car parks, military bases and police stations alike. Within properties, they are the ideal choice for stair and landing environments specifically. Please get in touch if you have any questions about our profiles.
Lengths: Standard Lengths of 1000mm and 1500mm available, or cut to lengths as per your requirements up to 2500mm contact us for details.
Thickness: 7.5mm including infill
Colours: Yellow, Black, White, for bespoke colours please contact us.
Weight per meter: 1.5kgs
Ideal For: Industrial and Commercial Premises
Pedestrian Traffic Level: Heavy
PTV Test Value: 86 Wet
Guarantee: 10 Years against premature wear
How To Install The QA3 Profile
Before installation, it is important that you ensure the location substrate is reasonably level and sound. Identify whether there is any remedial work that needs to be completed beforehand. This should be done in advance and finished to a high standard.
Our profiles can be fitted with either a fixing adhesive or screw-fixed. For extreme environments, a combination of the two can also be used. If dealing with heavy-duty Carbigrip-filled profiles, these must always be screw fixed for stability. We recommend using a No.8 (M5) size screw with a countersunk head. This should suit all standard pre-drilled holes. In addition, make sure to use stainless steel screws, bolts or nuts - dependant on whether you're fixing to a steel plate or not. To reduce the chance of rattling after fitting, we recommend the use of a bedding adhesive during final installation.
If using a bedding adhesive, ensure it is suitable for external use. We also recommend a product with high strength mechanical properties which is designed for structural bonding. For information on this, please see the recommended 'related products'. These should then be used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations for security and safety. Please note, cartridge adhesives typically used for fixing decorative nosings are not recommended. If you have any further questions about installation, get in touch with the team here today.