The Use of Tactile Indicator Studs in Stairways
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The Use of Tactile Indicator Studs in Stairways

May 9, 2022 Posted by Adam Latham

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The Use of Tactile Indicator Studs in Stairways

The purpose of tactile indicator studs is to create a textured ground surface on public pathways and access routes with a distinctive, consistent and readily-recognised surface pattern that is detectable by a long cane or underfoot. The textured surface is used to assist vision-impaired pedestrians ...
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What Differentiates Latham Expansion Joints?

In a world of competing products, one of the challenges for a specifier and a purchaser is to ensure that the product they choose is the one that is totally suitable for the job. Quality materials, precision manufacture, durability and performance are all part of the equation. Latham Australia has b...
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What if the Abrasive Strip in a Stair Nosing Failed?

Stair Tread Nosings are a commonly used safety feature of steps and stairs in many styles of buildings, from offices to theatres, from town halls to universities, as well as public spaces. The nosings are designed to maintain the stairs in peak condition for safety and visibility as well as to prote...
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What Is The Typical Lead Time For Latham Products?

Latham Australia have been manufacturing our range of high-quality architectural and safety flooring products for over 70 years, right here in Sydney, Australia. Because we can make our products in such wide variety and to the precise specifications desired, just about all of our products are made t...
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What is the Difference Between Latham’s Control Strips and Expansion Joint Covers?

Latham Australia is the expert in floor movement control and safety products. Many people will have seen our products, but may not know what the various types are and what they are used for. Let’s explore the range. 
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Are Stair Tread Nosings Suitable For Fire Escapes?

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has adopted Australian Standard AS1428.1.2009 for Design for Access and Mobility and, accordingly, compliance is mandatory. The standard applies to new buildings and existing buildings that are being upgraded, altered, or refurbished.
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Latham Australia’s Manufacturing and Dispatch, Right Here in Sydney

Here at Latham Australia, we make our entire range of floor movement control and safety products in our factory in Gladesville, in the Sydney suburbs. Latham are proud to be a key “Australian Made and Owned” business. 
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Expansion Joints - The Invisible Heroes of your Building

Buildings are designed to allow movement in response to various forces including thermal expansion and contraction, long-term shrinkage of structures and, in some cases, seismic activity. 
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When Dirt Comes in the Door, There Goes Your Beautiful Floor

When you visit friends or relatives, you will often ask them, “should I take off my shoes to come inside?” because you don’t want to bring dirty, dusty, or wet shoes in, which would spoil the condition of their floors. That is really just being thoughtful and having good manners. On the other hand, ...
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Why You Should Preference Australian-made Products

Firstly, let’s clear-up any confusion about what Australian-made actually means.  For a product to claim to be “Made in Australia”, “Australian Made” or “Manufactured in Australia”, Australian Consumer Law effectively states that the good must have undergone ‘substantial transformation’ within Austr...
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Has Your Entrance Mat Passed All Its Tests?

Entrance mats are designed to go relatively un-noticed, doing their job, day in and day out. But not all entrance mats are the same. There are some cheap and nasty imitations out there, pretending to be as good as the high-quality mats from Latham Australia. 
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If a Warranty Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

Most products in Australia are sold with a warranty.  The ACCC define a warranty as ‘a voluntary promise offered by the person or business who sold the product or service to you’ adding ‘once you buy the product or service, the promise becomes a right that can be enforced under the Australian Consum...
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