8 most popular stair nosing profiles
Stair nosing can be supplied in a wide range of styles, fittings, and finishes, so making the decision as to which is the most suitable for your stairs can become time consuming.
To help you start your search on the front foot, we have listed here the most popular stair nosing profiles that we manufacture to give you an idea of which route to follow.
Square Back Stair Nosing
The square back stair nosing is a classic fitting that provides both stylish finish with the ribbed tread for added safety under foot. The square back stair nosing is available in a range of sizes and finishes including brass and nickel to ensure it matches with your internal décor. This example is BN1.
Bullnose Stair Nosing
Our bullnose stair nosing has been designed to deliver the perfect fit for the stair edges with a sight curve or routed edge. Available in brass with a selection of finishes ensures you maintain the continuity of your interior design colour scheme and finish. The above profile is BN2.
Square Back Ramped Edge Stair Nosing
The square back ramped edge nosing provides a stair nosing with a slightly larger dimension and design style to the BN1 mentioned above. These are offered in a range of finishes from polished nickel through to antique metal brass, so you are assured you’ll find the one that work for you. The ramped edge provides a finish edge to, for example, a wooden floor or laminate flooring. Pictured, BN1-SLR.
Bullnose Ramped Edge Stair Nosing
The bullnose ramped edge brass stair nosing is a design based on the BN2 but is delivered in a larger dimension and is ideal for fitting on a curved edge stair. As with all the stair nosing in the range, the bullnose ramped edge stair nosing is available in the full range of finishes to meet you design needs. Pictured is BN2SLR.
Square Back Stair Nosing – High Riser Face
For those looking to install our larger square back stair nosing, then the BN67 is the perfect choice. Delivering the same classic ribbed tread along with the finish of your choice, this is the ideal stair nosing for delivering an impact statement on your staircase. The square back can meet with the floor covering to provide a seamless finish. The high riser face provides additional protection or an larger surface to cover imperfections.
Square Back Infill Stair Nosing
For those wishing to add addition colour to their staircase, then the square back infill stair nosing will deliver. The infills are available in 18 colours and are manufactured to include PVC castellated infill, PVC textured infill or brass castellated infill. These inserts provide a modern style from a classic design. The high riser face provides additional protection or an larger surface to cover imperfections. BN55 pictured.
Bullnose Infill Stair Nosing
Visually stunning, the bullnose infill stair nosing (BN8) delivers high impact feature to your staircase. The range of 18 colours means that you are assured to find the option you need to meet your chosen colour scheme and style of insert.
Bullnose Ramped Edge Infill Stair Nosing
Combining the design style of a standard bullnose ramped edge brass stair nosing with the colour range and styling of the inserts, these are the perfect addition to those with a curved edge staircase looking to enhance the overall aesthetics of their interior design. The BN14 ramped edge profile is perfect for existing carpet or wood flooring.
Helpful tips for installing stair nosing
When fitting new stair nosing, it is important that each step is installed correctly in order to meet the Building Regulations that govern the work to ensure the final stair nosing are safe to use.
Here are some simple tips that need to be considered for installing the stair nosing:
Preparing the surface for stair nosing
The different surfaces to which the stair nosing is to be installed on will need to have a slightly different process for the preparation. Internal or external stairs may have a different material, so here are the ones to look for.
- Concrete stairs preparation - Need to be level, no cracks, dust free and no crumbling areas.
- Wooden stairs preparation - Dust and crack free with a smooth surface.
- Metal stairs preparation – Clean and smooth removing all rust or debris. The metal should ideally be galvanised.
Measure stairs correctly
Measure each step separately, there may be slight differences in the measurements.
Before cutting the stair nosing
Accurately mark the measurements and check again before the first cut.
Trial fit first
Position the stair nosing in place first before final fixing. Ensure your measurements have been made correctly.
Installing the stair nosing
Dependent on the stair nosing you have chosen and the surface to be fixed to, the installation method will be slightly different. Make sure to read the right instructions before starting your fixing process.
Time to dry and harden
Leave around 1 hour for absorbent surfaces and around 2 hours for a non-absorbent surface.