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Watco Firm-Step® Precision Step Covers

A modern aluminium anti slip step cover for heavy footfall areas

  • Can be supplied pre-drilled
  • 15 year guarantee against breakage
  • Exceptional durability
  • Contemporary and modern design

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Description

Watco Firm-Step® Precision Step Covers are a premium stair tread that combines aluminium with anti slip resin inserts. This aesthetically pleasing stair tread cover offers exceptional durability with a contemporary finish that will blend in with modern design.

Recommended areas of use

  • Suitable for areas of extreme foot traffic that may require a less industrial looks, such as staircases, stadiums and night clubs

Features

  • Watco Firm-Step® Precision Step Covers come with a 15 year guarantee against breakage
  • Practical, durable yet contemporary finish that will compliment any modern design
  • Our stair tread covers can be supplied pre-drilled. Contact our technical sales team for more information
     
Pendulum Slip Test Values
Top SurfaceDry PTVWet PTV
Coarse Grit73 Extremely low slip potential 69 Extremely low slip potential 
Specifications
Properties Exceptionally durable, aesthetically pleasing, modern and contemporary.
Suitable for Staircases, stadiums and night clubs.
Width (mm) 200
Application

Preparation

Watco Firm-Step® Precision Step Covers can be drilled and secured with stainless steel screws. Follow the preparation procedure prior to fixing:

  • Always ensure that the screw length is slightly longer than the plug length to obtain a good fixing
  • Use Watco Mastic Adhesive on the underside to prevent the GRP drumming and rocking on the substrate
  • Fixing is generally recommended at approximately: 70mm from the front, 50mm from each side, 60mm from the back, at a maximum of 250mm apart

If fitting to a metal substrate, use self-tapping screws. There is no need to counter sink the screw holes since the screw can be tightened so that it beds into the gritted surface, making it flush with the wearing surface.

Application

Watco Adhesive Mastic is also a sealant and can be used to seal around the edges and stop water lying between the stair cover and the substrate. Water will not affect the stair covers but can affect the substrate such as wood or metal causing rot or rust. Watco Adhesive Mastic also offers a secondary fixing in the unlikely event that a mechanical fixing fails.

Run a bead of adhesive around the perimeter of the stair tread approximately 25mm in from the edges and then cross hatch at about 200mm apart. Apply sufficient hand pressure to bed the stair cover into position. With Watco Adhesive Mastic, optimum bonding will be obtained after 24 hours (at 20°C). However, stairs can be made available to traffic a few hours after bonding, but this is subject to temperature so it is worth testing first.

One 310ml tube of Watco Adhesive Mastic is sufficient for any one of the following:

  • 5 x 600mm wide step covers
  • 3 x 1000mm wide step covers
  • 2 x 1500mm wide step covers
  • 2 x 1200mm wide step covers

Instructions

Installation Guide
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€146.40 (Ex VAT)

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Tools and accessories

Watco Firm-Step Cover/Sheet Screws

Watco Firm-Step Cover/Sheet Screws

A box screws ideal for mechanically fixing Firm-Step products

€2.00  (Ex VAT)

Watco GRP Adhesive Mastic

Watco GRP Adhesive Mastic

Forms strong bonds with Watco Firm-Step products

€4.70  (Ex VAT)

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