Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?
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Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?

May 24, 2022 Posted by Dane Latham

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Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?

A popular misconception about tactile indicators is that they are used to create a slip resistant surface before a potential hazard, and often results in the belief that tactile indicators can be used for slip resistance on stairs. 
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Do Cheap Entrance Mats Cost You More in the Long Run?

Studies have shown that as much as 80% of the dirt and debris that enters a building comes through the front door on the shoes of building occupants and visitors.  Because of this, buildings have entrance mats. The purpose of entrance matting is threefold:  To scrape shoes and trap dirt   To dry sho...
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How to Maximise the Working Life of Your Stair Tread Nosing

1. Select a Stair Nosing that is Appropriate for the Environment Where it is To Be Installed  Assess the type and volume of foot traffic and whether the nosing will be exposed to trolleys or other equipment. A lightweight profile in a high traffic area will wear quickly and result in a short lifespa...
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What Differentiates a Latham Stair Tread Nosing?

Whenever you are in a public area, the chances are you will encounter Stair Tread Nosings. They are installed for safety against slipping, and for improved visibility to assist the vision-impaired, as well as to protect the stairs from damage. In order to ensure fitness for purpose, there are import...
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Latham - Proud to be Premium

The concept of a premium brand might seem increasingly at odds with a world dominated by cheap imitations, poor quality, value engineering and price-based buying. 
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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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Understanding Luminance Contrast and Compliance in Stair Tread Nosing

Whenever you are in a public area, the chances are you will encounter Stair Tread Nosings. They are installed for safety against slipping, and for improved visibility to assist the vision-impaired, as well as to protect the stairs from damage. In order to ensure fitness for purpose, there are import...
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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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What Are the Requirements For Tactile Ground Surface Indicators Under AS1428?

Almost everyone has seen Tactile Indicators – one of the vital safety products made and sold by Latham Australia. 
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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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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020-21 has been a turning point for the construction industry. The global pandemic, combined with a looming deadline to reverse the effects of climate change, have forced us to completely rethink how we design our built environment to better manage infectious diseases and create a more sustainable ...
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Should you hire overseas contractors in 2021?

At Latham we’ve had the good fortune of having all of our stair and flooring product manufacturing needs met by Australian workers. However, some organisations in the construction and manufacturing industries don't have the same luxury. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented economic strain ...
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