Differences Between Bar Abrasive and Full Abrasive Stair Treads

STN-Renovation-long-noseBabcock Davis Bar Abrasive and Full Abrasive Stair Treads provide extra safety on indoor or outdoor stairs where desired or required by code; but, which type should you choose for your project? Both Babcock Davis Bar Abrasive and Full Abrasive Stair Treads provide a non-slip surface for increased safety on stairs; however, Babcock Davis Full Abrasive Stair Treads increase the surface area of the aluminum oxide silicon carbide abrasive material. Babcock Davis Full Abrasive Stair Treads also comply with OSHA’s barrier free code requirement for stairs because of the solid, rounded edge abrasive nosings. Babcock Davis Bar Abrasive and Full Abrasive Stair Treads can both be installed on concrete poured, steel pan, terrazo, and wood stairs with the Babcock Davis Full Abrasive Stair Treads offering 6 different tread widths compared to the 3 tread widths available for Babcock Davis Bar Abrasive Stair Treads.
After you choose the Babcock Davis Stair Tread type that is required for your facility’s stairs, the next step is to select any enhancements you would like for the Babcock Davis Stair Treads. Options available are assorted color choices for the abrasive tread, photoluminescent treatment allowing the abrasive tread to glow in the dark, taped tops to protect the stair treads while building construction is ongoing, and painted undersides which will prevent a chemical reaction between the aluminum stair tread channel and the concrete stair.