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Stair Nosing Maintenance

Looking after your Stair Nosing – Maintenance Tips

Thursday 8 August, 2019

If you have stair nosing installed on your stair cases it will be a good idea to make sure you look after it to help maintain its condition. Here we have some tips to help you look after your stair nosing to make the most of its life span. 

Damaged stair nosing 

Damaged stair nosing can cause potential safety risks to your customers, visitors and staff. Ensuring that regular checks are made to determine if there are any faults will help to reduce the risk of accidents. If you are able to pick up minor issues early enough, it can help save the increased costs if minor repairs escalate into more major problems and potential replacement. 

Things to look out for include:

  • The stair nosing lifting from the stair
  • Loose screws / missing caps
  • Loose / missing stair nosing Insets
  • Worn stair nosing treads

Check the cleaning guidelines

The stair nosing cleaning process may depend on the original manufacturer’s instructions as some materials may not be suitable with general cleaning agents. It will be worth checking to ensure you use the correct agents. This will also ensure you don’t damage the existing stair nosing and therefore have the cost of replacement. 

Clean the stair nosing

It may seem obvious, but if you have heavy or even extremely heavy footfall, then the stair nosing will become dirty. It will be important to remove any loose debris or grease build up on a very regular basis. This may be one a week or even daily dependent on the level of use. Cleaning the stair nosing inserts with a mild detergent and water will help to maintain the stair nosing surface. 

At Brass Tacks, we ensure that all our stair nosing are manufactured to the very highest standards. We are more than happy to help with advice on any specific maintenance issues you may have or if you need to exactly match an existing stair nosing that needs to be replaced. Please feel free to give us a call on 0208 866 8664to have a chat