An affordable and versatile solution for slippery steps
Suitable for exterior and interior use, our Firm-Step®Standard GRP Step Covers provide an affordable and versatile solution for slippery steps in areas of medium foot traffic, and can be fitted to concrete, timber, brick, metal and stone. Available in black and yellow, the edges of the steps are highlighted for enhanced safety. These 55mm DDA compliant stair covers are tough and chemical resistant which make them suitable for industrial and commercial use, including fire escapes and all types of staircases.
|Pendulum Slip Test Values|
|Top Surface||Dry PTV||Wet PTV|
|Coarse Grit||71 Extremely low slip potential||63 Extremely low slip potential|
|Properties||Resiliant, tough and chemical resistant.|
|Suitable for||Fire escapes and staircases.|
|Surfaces||Concrete, timber, brick, metal and stone.|
|Interior or Exterior||Interior and exterior.|
Any damage or undulations to the substrate should be remedied to ensure the step covers will be on a reasonably flat and even surface. If using an adhesive, the substrate must be clean and dry and free from oils, grease, dust and any loose particles. The underside of the step cover must also be clean and dry. Where the substrate is contaminated (e.g. by oil), mechanical fixing is essential. Prior to applying any adhesive, it is advisable to carry out a dry-fit first to ensure a suitable fit.
We recommend using Watco Adhesive Mastic along with mechanical fixings to prevent rocking on uneven surfaces. Watco Adhesive Mastic is also a sealant and can be used to seal around the edges and stop water lying between the step cover and the substrate. Water will not affect the step covers but can affect 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. Alternatively, Watco UltraBond Tape and Primer can be used to bond the tread to dry indoor steps such as wood, metal, steel, unsealed, porous concrete, brick, stone, and blockwork.
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 tread 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:
Watco Firm-Step® Standard GRP Step Covers can be drilled and secured with stainless steel screws. Follow the Preparation procedure prior to fixing: