02 August 2006

Gradus Accessories has introduced three new products to its flooring accessories offering, in the form of ADM5, Photoluminescent stair edging inserts and AVR5020, providing specifiers and contractors with increased options for flooring solutions and helping to meet all current legislation.

A new addition to the 55 x 55mm range of aluminium stair edgings, ADM5 is a ramp back profile, specifically designed for use on stairs that have either no floorcovering or resilient floorcoverings.

The new option incorporates a PVC slip resistant insert on both the tread and riser, providing a single solid band of colour when ascending and descending the stairs to meet guidelines in Approved Document M (ADM2004) and BS8300:2001 that relate to dimension and step edge definition.

ADM5 is suitable for use in all public buildings and is available with a choice of inserts to enable it to be used in both interior and exterior environments.

The innovative AVR5020 is a unique aluminium floor trim specifically designed as a solution for repairing resilient floorcoverings, where welded joins have failed. The profile is installed utilising strips of the same floorcovering as an insert to provide an unobtrusive repair.

Available in a 2mm gauge, AVR5020 is intended as a repair solution but can also be specified and installed at door interfaces to offer a more robust transition.

AVR5020 is particularly suited to environments that endure heavy wheeled and pedestrian traffic, such as education and healthcare.

The Photoluminescent stair edging inserts are available in a single colour to provide step definition in temporary dark conditions. The inserts provide an after glow effect and require a light source to charge the photoluminescent properties in order for them to work effectively.

The insert colour must provide a suitable colour contrast with the surrounding flooring under in normal light conditions to meet ADM 2004 guidelines. Given a Class A Photoluminescent Safety Product Association (PSPA) classification, the insert will also meet the British Standard BS5266-6:1999 Emergency Lighting when installed with the correct lighting conditions.

Helping to meet health and safety guidelines, Photoluminescent Inserts are ideal for interior applications, which are regularly dimly lit such as bars and fire escape staircases to safely guide people through and out of the building.

Gradus Accessories is part of the Gradus Group, a leading contract interior finishes company who manufactures a comprehensive range of interior products for a variety of contract markets. Providing end users, designers, specifiers and contractors with a one stop shop, Gradus’ offering is made up of flooring accessories, barrier matting systems, wall protection systems and lighting design solutions, as well as an extensive collection of premium and contract carpet ranges and upholstery and soft furnishings.

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