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Aluminum Stair Nosing 

An aluminum stair nosing is a strip of aluminum that is attached to the edge of a stair tread to provide a barrier and prevent slips and falls. It is typically made of anodized aluminum, which is a type of aluminum that has been treated to make it more durable and resistant to corrosion. Our aluminum is extruded 6063 T5 exterior grade heat treated aluminum – filled with a proprietary blend of mineral abrasive grit and epoxy, creating a durable anti-slip surface.

Aluminum stair nosings offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Durability: Aluminum is a very durable material that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. This makes it ideal for use in high-traffic areas, such as commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas refineries.
  • Non-slip: The BOLD STEP® metal stair tread nosings from Sure-Foot are non-corrosive and feature a natural sand cast finish and surface of silicon carbide abrasive. The grid pattern is designed to offer greater traction and to help drain water or other liquids that cause stairs to become slippery. The finish and abrasives do not wear off. The grit on the nosings is evenly distributed and the cross-hatch etchings allow for a consistent tread.  
  • Low maintenance: Aluminum stair nosings are very low-maintenance. They can be easily cleaned with soap and water, or even power washed, and they do not require any special treatments or coatings.
  • Cost-effective: The aluminum stair nosing is built to last the life of the building, making it a cost-effective safety investment. Even when they  are set into concrete steps as they are cast, the aluminum nosings should last as long as the stairs.

When compared to other stair nosing material options, aluminum is a better material for a number of reasons. Aluminum stair nosings have superior durability in both indoor and outdoor applications. No matter the environment, temperature or chemical exposure, they will not warp, bend or rust. Rubber and plastic nosings are more susceptible to extreme environments and wear and tear. Aluminum simply requires less maintenance, both in their routine care and replacement – making them the best lifetime value.

They are beneficial in any high-traffic area where there is a risk of slips and falls. This includes commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities, oil and gas refineries, steel mills, and other industrial settings. They are also a good choice for outdoor stairs, such as those found in parking garages, office buildings, and shopping malls.

Sure-Foot Corporation is a leading manufacturer of anti-slip flooring and step cover products. BOLD STEP® metal stair nosings are non-corrosive, attractively designed and will virtually last the life of the building. Our aluminum stair nosing is made from the highest quality aluminum, free from holes or defects.

Contact us learn more about Sure-Foot Corporation’s aluminum stair nosings, or any of our other safety panels and stair treads.

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