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Stair Nosing - What Is Its Purpose?

Posted by Joseph Schaffarczyk on

You may find yourself asking the question, what is stair nosing and is this something I should invest in myself? Well the answer is pretty straightforward, if you have the opportunity to walk up and down a staircase with nosing and then without, you will certainly notice the difference between the two. You will most likely find that the stairs with nosing feel safer. With this in mind we've put together a guide of what stair nosing is and how it can benefit you.

What is stair nosing?

Stair nosing as its title indicates, is a highly safe way of adding finish your wood flooring on your stairs, nosing will hide the edges of the wood flooring, where the two wood floors come together. They have a rebate on the top, so the top of the nosing goes over the wood fitted to the tread.

What is the purpose of stair nosing?

The majority of staircases nowadays are put in place with a stair nosing, and you may find it challenging to walk on a staircase without it, whether it's your home or a business. Why is this? Its due to the fact that it offers you extra room as you walk up and down the stairs, something that no doubt, amy of us would find beneficial.

Moreover, it increases the length of each step, ensuring you can step more comfortably. This will make the stairs safe and it reduces the likelihood of falls and protects you from slipping as you walk up and down the steps, especially when you are in a hurry.

It is also crucial to mention that in a lot of commercial buildings today stair nosing has to be fitted by the law, or the staircase will not comply according to codes and regulations.

Stair nosing protects your steps

The main benefit other than safety is protection of your steps, the reason it’s worth fitting stair nosings, is because they protect the stair edging from getting damaged in general. This can happen when someone steps with significant power on the edge of a wooden step.

Here at Pro Fit Mouldings we have a wide range of solid Oak Stair Nosing that are suited for finishing stair treads and can also provide your staircase with a beautiful finish. They come in an array of sizes, if you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on either 01777 872085 or visit our website.

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