GRP Anti Slip Tactile Paving
- Ex Tax: £18.00
Enable the visually impaired to safely navigate with tactile flooring. When installed, this flooring will alert anyone who is visually impaired that there is a change in elevation such as stairs, a kerb or step at platforms, crossings and roadways.
Designed with the visually impaired in mind, these tactile paving solutions deliver a much safer environment as a pedestrian. Available in either corduroy or blister varieties and for off and on street warnings, these paving products have an anti-slip surface and are incredibly easy and quick to install. All you need to do is apply adhesive and fix some screws in place to create the ultimate tactile surface. You don’t need to excavate or remove any ground or remove existing paving.
Size: 400mm x 400mm
PTV Values: 75 Dry, 60 Wet
Colours: Red or Buff
Corduroy Tactile: The purpose of the corduroy surface is to warn visually impaired people of the presence of hazards, such as stairs, level crossings or the approach to on-street light rapid transit (LRT) platforms. Consisting of rows of parallel half-round bars, it conveys the message “hazard, proceed with caution”.
Blister On-street 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 Off-street 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.
The fitting process can begin once the surface has been suitably prepared. Firstly, make sure that the area is dry and clean, so if it’s been raining it’s probably best to leave the installation until the area has fully dried out. It should also be free from any loose material such as cement or grit. Where the surface is damaged it should be patch repaired to create a smooth surface area. When the surface is ready, dry fit the tactile flooring tiles to make sure that they cover the area properly and they are flat to the floor. If you need to, you can trim the tiles using an industrial jigsaw such as the Bosch T101 AF or something similar.
High strength gap filling adhesive should be applied to each tile in approximately 8 rows, around 6mm thick finishing around 5mm from the edge of the tile. Press the tile firmly into place to ensure maximum coverage. A firm bond will be achieved in around an hour. Finish the installation with the mechanical fixings.
When the product is being installed using screw fixings you will need to drill four holes in each corner of the tile, about 50mm from the edge. Use the first hole as a template for the other panels to achieve consistency across all panels. Drill through the tile and into the existing floor underneath and the screws will secure them in place. Although mechanical fixings are great you should use a high strength gap filling adhesive. This will offer enhanced safety if the fixings fail. It can also reduce tapping, a noise created when they are applied over an existing surface. Allow sufficient time for the adhesive to dry before exposing the area to high amounts of foot traffic.