Stair nosings protect the front edge of treads on a staircase and help prevent damage and excessive wear of the stair floorcovering. They are also an elegant decorative feature. Depending on the design and style chosen, they can likewise highlight a step edge and in so doing improve the safety for those using the staircase.
Typically, steps either have an overhang, which allows more space for foot placement when climbing or descending a staircase, or the step edge is a straight angle with no overhang. The front edge of the step edge may be curved (bull nose) or flat. When selecting a stair nosing edge trim, ensure you choose a design suitable for the desired profile of your steps.
Whilst stair nosing strips are not always necessary, they are often specified as an attractive decorative feature to a staircase. They likewise tend to prove cost effective, preventing the front lip of a stair wearing away faster than the rest of the tread. Once the flooring has worn at the front edge of steps, it compromises the looks and safety of the entire staircase. Replacing the stair floorcovering is normally an expensive option, which is why fitting stair nosings can prove cost effective in the long run.
Fitting a stair nosing edge trim can be done at the time of fitting a new floorcovering or retrospectively.
Our solid brass LVT Nosings, with and without bull, are available in a superb choice of 10 finishes to provide a professional finish to a staircase fitted in a luxury vinyl (LVT), including karndean and similar brands. Alternatively, if your steps curve around, such as those at the bottom of a staircase in the hall, and are fitted with luxury vinyl, the Bendybull will be ideal. Take a look at our laminate stair nosings for the top step when you have a carpeted staircase joining to a laminated floor on the landing or the Rake Back Lip. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a cheaper, aluminium stair nosing, then our Ali Wrap Nosing is the perfect solution for luxury vinyl from 2.5mm to 8mm thick.