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How can stair nosing ideas upgrade your space?

In modern interior spaces, stair nosing isn’t just about meeting safety standards and requirements. It’s also about looking great and finishing a staircase that seamlessly aligns with your existing flooring, allowing for a harmonious blend between stairs and floors as well as across the different levels of a property. 

When it’s all about looking great and creating a fluent, cohesive look in an interior space, matching stairs to the flooring will make a world of difference. It takes the design of the home to a new level by maintaining consistency in colour, pattern and texture throughout the space, eliminating any disruptive or incongruent elements.

Why Holzbau for stair nosing ideas?

If your flooring project involves a set of stairs, Holzbau’s stair nosings provide a solution that means you’re not limited to generic, potentially mismatched options or bound to certain flooring brands that have their own nosing products. We are industry leaders in stair nosing innovation and can create stair nosing to perfectly match any brand or style of plank flooring, be it hybrid, laminate, vinyl, or engineered floors.

With our unique technology, we provide a complete stair solution as our nosings along with an additional plank, create the entire stair nose and tread component of a stair from the same products used on the floor.  This eliminates  the need for any additional trims or finishes. As well as that, our solutions require little more effort in installation than the floor itself, making it a relatively seamless, hassle-free experience for the installer.

Our dedication to quality, high-finished nosings, converted from any type and brand of plank flooring product,  provides a truly unparalleled flooring solution, ensuring that the interior space with stairs is cohesive and harmonious.

Stair nosing ideas to help improve your space

Square Edge Laminate Stair Nosing

1. Choose a stair nosing type to shape your space

Choosing the right stair nosing starts with choosing the type that will fit the needs of your space and help shape the decor you’re aiming to create. For example, you might want to create a modern feel or a timeless traditional look. Comparatively, you might want to create something more unusual or a little more outside of the box. 

There are four main types of stair nosing use for stairs, including:

  • Flush face
  • Square stair nosing
  • Rounded (half-round and full-round)
  • Pencil-round 

Each stair nosing type has its own benefits, but the main difference is in the appearance and availability of each. 

Square-edged stair nosing are the most commonly used as they fit a wider variety of materials, and appearances, and are often easier to install and work well with modern, timeless and traditional decors.

Flush-faced nosings give a very clean and modern architectural finish, but are usually limited to products that are relatively dense and that are fairly rigid with limited flexibility such as engineered or laminate flooring products. 

In comparison, rounded stair nosing types are far less common. They typically can’t be made from most of the readily available residential plank flooring products. and therefore can be harder and more expensive to use in homes.

Whilst some flooring ranges do come with their own matched stair nosings, these products are limited for use only in conjunction with their one range of flooring and therefore limit the customer’s scope of choice when making their floor selection. 

Holzbau can manufacture square edge nosings for all flooring types and a flushed-faced finish for both laminate and engineered flooring products. Whilst there are some limitations to the manner in which products can be converted, Holzbau’s focus is to manufacture the products that we do to the highest of standards, using our own proprietary technology and processes. 

product matched stair nosing ready to be installed

2. Choose a stair nosing material to match your aesthetic

Holzbau manufacturing means that customers can choose from most plank flooring products without having to compromise on choice simply due to the lack of a compatible stair solution.  With plank flooring options coming in a wider variety of materials than ever before inlcuding hybrid, engineered timber, LVT, and laminate, customers have the opportunity to choose a product they love with endless possibilities when it comes to colour, texture and style. 

A perfect match between the stair nosing and the flooring regardless of the product type, style or finish, ensures a harmonious and seamless look and feel throughout the space regardless of the design style and aesthetic wanting to be achieved. 

Try product-matched stair nosing

Holzbau specialises in transforming existing plank flooring into customised stair nosing solutions that are identical in material, colour, and texture to the existing flooring. This ensures absolute coherence and seamless integration within the space, eliminating any mismatches in appearance and feel.

This innovative approach allows homeowners and decorators to achieve a perfectly harmonious and cohesive aesthetic throughout the space, with stair nosings that are not just similar but an exact match to the existing flooring.

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3. Finish your stair nosing with a luxurious touch

Creating a luxurious feel for your space isn’t just about the obvious elements; it’s also about focusing on the finer details. These details whilst often seeming insignificant and inconsequential can have a huge impact on the overall quality and finish of a project.  This includes stair trims, and whilst often an after-thought when it comes to flooring, the choice of nosing can easily make or break a project. 

What are trims?

Trims refer to finishing elements used in construction and interior design to cover, accentuate, or transition between surfaces or areas. They’re typically applied to areas like baseboards, door and window frames and of course stairs. 

Trims are typically used for the protection of edges against wear and tear, enhancing durability, and providing a cohesive and finished look. They can add a luxurious feel to homes by contributing to a refined and detailed appearance, complementing the overall aesthetic and providing a visually pleasing contrast or complement to the surrounding materials and décor.

Arrowhead® Aluminium Profile

Holzbau’s patented Arrowhead® aluminium profile is specifically designed to provide a robust leading edge to stair nosing in engineered and laminate flooring applications.

However, Holzbau’s Arrowhead® design is not just about durability, it’s about creating that premium, minimalistic finish that complements the overall luxurious feel. Arrowhead® profiles are inserted into a precision cut groove, allowing for a smooth, unobtrusive edge, perfect for maintaining a sleek aesthetic.

The Arrowhead® profile is available in four different anodised finishes, ensuring adaptability to any timber décor and matching a multitude of interior styles.

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Put your stair nosing ideas to use

Holzbau specialises in making stair nosings from most plank flooring products readily available in Australia.  

As manufacturers, Holzbau supply flooring industry professionals only. If you are a flooring distributor, retail showroom, floor installer or other industry professional, please reach out to Holzbau where we can discuss how we can work together.  If you are an end user and are interested in stair nosings manufactured by Holzbau please speak to your flooring professional – if they don’t know who we are, we warmly to get in touch.

Why are there different stair nosing types?

Stair nosing refers to the leading edge of a stair. There are many different stair nosing types in various shapes, sizes and types of materials. 

Different types of stair nosing profiles are created based on aesthetic preferences, stair nosing requirements, and the materials used on the flooring as well as the overall suitability of the material for stairs.

Each product and style has its own benefits and differences such as durability and ease of maintenance. So, the choice of nosing often depends on the specific needs and design goals of a project as well as the suitability of the material for use in the specific environment or setting.

Common shops and types of stair nosing

Flush Face Stair Nosing

Flush face or no overhang stair nosing

Flush face or no overhang stair nosing means that the nosing is flush with the riser, forming a 90-degree angle. With flush stair nosing, there is no protrusion or overhang beyond the vertical face of the riser.

Square Edge Laminate Stair Nosing

Square stair nosing

Square stair nosing features a square edge with an underside return and forms a 90-degree angle with the riser.  It’s a popular choice for both residential and commercial applications because it’s straightforward to install and provides a clean, modern look.

Timber staircase with full-round stair nosing

Half-round and full-round stair nosing

Half-round stair nosing type has a semi-circular, rounded profile that protrudes slightly from the front of the stair tread. A full-round stair nosing has a fully circular, rounded profile that protrudes from the front of the stair tread, forming a complete, smooth semicircle.

Though less common in new builds and renovations, these types of nosing are often used to achieve a more traditional and classic look on staircases.

Staircase with pencil round stair nosing

Pencil round stair nosing

Pencil round stair nosing features a small, rounded edge at the front of the stair tread. It is more subtle than the full or half-round profiles and gives the stairs a finished and refined appearance without a pronounced protrusion.

Pencil round nosing is a popular choice in residential applications where a softer edge is desired but without the pronounced curve of a full or half-round profile. It’s often used in homes for its pleasing aesthetic and its safety feature of not having a sharp edge.

Materials used in stair nosing types

Hybrid Flooring On Stairs

Hybrid

Hybrid flooring is designed to bring together the best attributes of both laminate and vinyl. It is constructed in multiple layers, including a core that can be made from a variety of materials, a decorative layer, and an underlay for cushioning and easy installation. 

Using hybrid flooring on stairs is simple with product-matched hybrid stair nosing. Hybrid nosings when manufactured by Holzbau are made with a square edge profile.

Stair case with laminate stair nosing and laminate flooring

Laminate

Laminate flooring is a multi-layer flooring product that simulates traditional flooring materials such as timber.  It is made by fusing several layers of materials using heat and pressure, typically including a high-density fiberboard core, a decorative layer with a printed image, and a clear protective textured top layer.

Laminate flooring is a popular option, and combined with laminate stair nosing, a harmonious transition between stories can be achieved. Laminate stair nosing can be created with a flush face or square edge and can incorporate Arrowhead® profiles for a high-end and more reliant finish.

Vinyl used on stairs with LVT Stair Nosing

Vinyl (LVT)

Vinyl flooring is a popular and versatile flooring choice known for its resilience, water resistance, and wide range of design options. 

Vinyl flooring is made from synthetic materials, often polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Because of this vinyl or LVT flooring can be particularly well-suited to areas that might be prone to moisture and can be a great option rather than timber in certain environments.

Like the flooring itself, vinyl can also be a great option on stairs especially when used with a vinyl stair nosing manufactured by Holzbau, creating a durable, cost-effective and maintenance-friendly option on stairs.  Holzbau-manufactured LVT nosings come in a square edge profile. 

Staircase featuring engineered timber flooring used on stairs

Engineered Timber

Engineered timber is a modern, adaptable flooring solution, the most similar of all the plank flooring products to traditional hardwood flooring having a thick layer of hardwood as the decorative layer.  Engineered plank flooring is not only more cost-effective than solid timber floorboards, but it is also generally a more stable product and more resistant to movement due to a cross-laminate ply core which creates stability against moisture and changes in humidity.

When used on stairs, engineered timber stair nosing can achieve a high-end finish to compliment the floor.  Engineered nosings manufactured by Holzbau can have the option of either a flush face finish or a square edge profile.  Both options can be enhanced by incorporating a Holzbau Arrowhead® aluminium profile for additional leading-edge durability and to create a more designer finish.

Trims and Accessories for Stair Nosing

With the development and growing popularity amongst new generation plank flooring and stair nosing products such as hybrid, laminate and LVT products, aluminium or plastic stair nosings trims were frequently used to create a transition from the riser to the tread whilst covering the right angle join at the juncture of these two parts of the stair.  Whilst these types of products are a cost-effective solution allowing the customer to continue to use the same plank flooring product on the stairs as the floor, generally these trims do not achieve a streamlined finish and detract from the visual continuity from the floor to the top of the stairs.

Holzbau manufacturing processes allow us to produce stair nosings from the actual plank flooring products themselves and when installed with an additional plank to complete the tread surface, our customers end up with a stair solution using the exact same products as their floor.  This results in a high-end streamlined finish, closely resembling the same look normally only achieved using solid timber square edge nosing.  In the case of laminate and engineered flooring, a less traditional, architectural flush finish is also achievable.

Choosing Between Different Stair Nosing Types

Choosing between different types of stair nosing is a decision that can affect the safety, aesthetics, and durability of your stairs. Whilst most domestic shoppers’ stair choice will largely be determined by their choice of flooring, the choice of flooring should not be made without consideration of any stairs included in the project. There’s a wide range of options to choose from, and choosing a suitable stair nosing type can depend on a variety of factors.

Purpose and usage

Consider where the stairs are located and how frequently they’ll be used. In high-traffic or element-exposed areas (water, sun, or humidity), you might want a more durable material that is less prone to warping and expansion, like laminate or vinyl. 

Safety and standards

Choosing a stair nosing type that adheres to any relevant stair nosing requirements (set by regulatory bodies like ABCB) is important.        

Though more important in commercial and public spaces and outlined by , it can help to opt for profiles that provide a clear distinction between steps, especially in dimly lit areas. Stair nosing types with rounded profiles might be less popular due to losing this distinction. 

For added visual contrast, incorporating Holzbau’s Arrowhead® into either a square edge or flush profile in both engineered or laminate nosings can offer a stylish solution when additional contrast is desired from one step to the next. Alternatively incorporating a riser in a contrasting colour to the stair tread and nosings can also boost visibility.  

Both of these solutions provide the opportunity to customise and enhance the design of a staircase.

Appearance

Your choice should complement the overall design theme of your space. Modern and minimalist spaces might benefit from flush face or square nosing, while other designs might prefer rounded profiles.

Material durability

If durability is a priority, hybrid and engineered timber may be the most suitable stair nosing type for your space as both are more solid and scratch-resistant than other materials. 

In terms of ongoing maintenance and care, vinyl and laminate may be the most forgiving stair nosing types and the easiest to care for. So, they would also provide long-lasting solutions, being suitable for years of foot traffic. 

Budget

Some materials and profiles might be more costly than others. For example, engineered timber stair nosing is made from natural timber and may cost more than vinyl stair nosing

Always balance the initial costs with potential long-term benefits, such as reduced maintenance or increased lifespan. As another example, rounded stair nosing is far less common in modern builds, and may only be available in traditional materials. And because of that, it may be more expensive to produce.

Installation

Some types of stair nosing might be easier to install than others. Before choosing, ask whether your flooring professional will be able to undertake the stair nosing installation for your space. 

If you’re using a Holzbau-manufactured stair nosing, installation should be as easy as installing the floor itself as Holzbau maintains the original lock on the source product allowing it to simply click together with an additional board to complete the width of the tread. When installed by a flooring industry professional who we work with, you will enjoy long-lasting results.

For help and more information about stair nosing types

There are many different options of stair nosing types in both shape and material. Choosing one that fits your space will come down to the look and feel you want to present, durability, and ease of maintenance you’re after.

Holzbau product-matched stair nosing

Holzbau’s ability to convert any plank flooring into stair nosing offers our customers a seamless flooring solution, unlike anything else on the market. Your stairs will perfectly match your floor’s colour, pattern, and texture, no matter the brand or style of flooring you have chosen. 

Whether it’s hybrid, laminate, vinyl, or engineered floors, we can effectively manufacture custom flush face and square stair nosings suitable from most quality hybrid, LVT, laminate and engineered plank flooring products. 

To learn more about how these types of stair nosing work, explore our latest articles where we explain each flooring material and stair nosing type, as well as other tips, information, and stair nosing news. 

Considering Choosing Engineered Timber Flooring and Stair Nosing in Your Home?

Engineered timber flooring, with its rich warmth and durability, is becoming increasingly popular in Australian homes. Particularly now, with engineered timber stair nosing. Engineered timber flooring is made from a real timber veneer bonded to layers of stabilised wood products such as plywood. The end result is great-looking flooring which is more cost-effective and more stable from fluctuations in temperature and humidity than solid wood flooring.

Combined with engineered timber stair nosing, homeowners and businesses can enjoy the benefits of this flooring type, with a seamless transition between floors.

Engineered Timber Flooring On Stairs

Can Engineered Timber Flooring be Used on Stairs?

One of the advantages of engineered timber flooring is that it can be easily be used on stairs to create a harmonious transition from the floor to the top of the stairs. Some of the benefits of using engineered timber flooring for stairs include:

  • it provides the look and feel of solid wood, adding warmth and character to the stairs.
  • it is structurally stable and can withstand wear and tear better than many other types of flooring.
  • Using it both on floors and stairs ensures a seamless, consistent look throughout the home.
  • it comes in a variety of species, colours, and finishes, allowing homeowners to customise their stairs to their preferences.

What is Engineered Timber Stair Nosing?

Engineered timber stair nosing is a specially designed component used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of staircases fitted with engineered timber flooring. 

Similar to the flooring, engineered timber stair nosing offers a great alternative to traditional hardwood as it is less prone to expansion and contraction issues, thanks to the stability of the engineered floorboard substrate.

How Does Holzbau Engineered Timber Stair Nosing Work?

Holzbau Industries’ engineered timber stair nosing is created by transforming existing engineered flooring products, providing a product-matched finish to your staircase. 

Because it’s converted from engineered timber flooring product, the stair nosing can lock together with additional floorboards, creating a non-structural overlay for the existing stairs. 

Setting Holzbau Industries apart from other stair nosing suppliers is the design-registered Arrowhead® corner protection solution. This unique feature, made from aluminium, is inserted into the engineered timber stair nosing for added durability and corner protection. These anodised profiles not only provide superior corner protection but also add a high-end designer finish to staircases. They’re exclusively available from Holzbau Industries and come in various anodised matte finishes, including plain (silver), black, champagne and gold.

Engineered timber stair nosing diagram

Advantages of Engineered Timber Stair Nosing

Similar to other stair nosing types, like laminate stair nosing, hybrid stair nosing, and vinyl stair nosing, engineered timber stair nosing carries a host of benefits making it a great choice for any home or commercial space.

By choosing engineered timber stair flooring for their stairs and nosing to match, homeowners and businesses are investing in a product that delivers in terms of aesthetics, safety, durability, and more, all while being a cost-effective and sustainable solution.

Aesthetics

Engineered timber stair nosing provides a seamless look between the floor and the stairs. Because the nosing is made from the same engineered timber material as the flooring, it ensures a perfect match in terms of colour, texture, and feel. 

Safety

While engineered timber stair nosings are a non-structural decorative overlay, when installed by a flooring professional adhering to the stair nosing requirements in Australia and regulatory bodies like ABCB, the combination of Arrowhead® and engineered timber stair nosing can help improve the safety of stairs in your home or commercial space.

Durability

Engineered timber is structurally stable and can withstand wear and tear better than many other flooring materials. 

The inclusion of Holzbau’s Arrowhead® Aluminium Nosing Insert goes a step further. It prevents chipping, cracking, and other forms of damage that the leading edge of the stair nosing may experience due to foot traffic and every day wear.

Ease of Installation

Transformed from the same materials as the flooring, engineered timber stair nosing is designed for easy installation. It locks together with engineered timber flooring on stairs, creating a non-structural overlay. The process is as straightforward as installing the floor itself, making it a time-efficient solution.

Cost-Effective

Despite providing the same great look and feel of solid timber, engineered timber stair nosing is often more affordable. This cost-effectiveness extends to maintenance as well, with engineered timber often requiring less upkeep compared to traditional hardwood.

Engineered timber uses less slow-growing hardwoods compared to solid timber, making it not only more economical but more sustainable too.

Care and Maintenance for Engineered Timber Stair Nosing

Caring for timber flooring and stair nosing is fairly straightforward and easy, meaning the visual appeal of your flooring and stairs can last for years to come. Here are some basic ways to care for your engineered timber:

Engineered Timber Staircase
Engineered Timber Flooring Stair Nosing

Spot Cleaning

Spills should be cleaned as soon as you can to prevent stains and water damage. Use a dry, absorbent cloth to blot the spill and avoid rubbing. 

When cleaning, avoid using excessive water, harsh cleaning agents, abrasive cleaners, or cleaners with a wax or oil base. Instead, opt for a pH-neutral floor cleaner.

Regular Cleaning

For more regular cleaning, you can sweep or vacuum your engineered timber floors and stairs to remove dust and debris. Be sure to use a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum without a beater bar to prevent scratches.

Protection from Scratches

Protection from scratches is a must with any timber flooring product. Some easy ways to ensure your flooring remains scratch-free include: using protective pads under furniture, avoiding dragging heavy objects, and avoiding sharp-heeled footwear. 

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Long-term exposure to intense sunlight can cause discolouration. If your staircase is open to the bright sun through windows, blinds, curtains or other window treatments can help limit exposure.

Following these care and cleaning tips will help maintain the beauty and durability of your engineered timber flooring and stair nosing, ensuring they remain a standout feature of your home for years to come.

Considering Engineered Timber Stair Nosing for Your Space?

Whether you’re choosing for your home or business, engineered timber might be the right choice for you. Combined with engineered timber stair nosing, it offers a stylish, durable, and practical solution. 

If you are a flooring industry specialist and would like to find out about working with us for your engineered timber stair nosing requirements please reach out and contact us. Or, if you’re looking to use engineered timber flooring on your stairs with product-matched engineered timber stair nosing, find a supplier who we work with or encourage your local flooring specialist to contact us.

Considering choosing vinyl plank flooring and stair nosing in your home?

Vinyl flooring is regaining popularity in the world of interior design, steadily emerging as a popular choice in both residential and commercial settings, and with Holzbau’s capability to convert most quality vinyl flooring products into stair nosings, this makes vinyl plank flooring an even more desirable option. 

Vinyl plank flooring, also known as LVT, is one of the most durable hardwood flooring alternatives available. It is popular due to its cost-effectiveness and provides a wide selection of design choices especially now as we are seeing even more options with tile-look formats and natural stone designs becoming more commonly available in the market.  When converted into Holzbau’s custom stair nosings, vinyl plank flooring offers not just a seamless end-to-end flooring solution, it also enhances safety and comfort within your space.

Vinyl used on stairs with LVT Stair Nosing

Can vinyl flooring be used on stairs?

Vinyl plank flooring can be easily extended to stairs, providing a seamless transition from one level to another in your home or commercial area. Using vinyl flooring on stairs offers a host of advantages:

  • Durability: Vinyl flooring can endure heavy foot traffic, making it a top choice for active households and commercial spaces alike.
  • Cost-effectiveness: With vinyl plank flooring, you can enjoy the allure of classic wood or even a natural stone aesthetics without the associated expense and maintenance.
  • Resistance: Vinyl plank flooring is resilient against common wear and tear such as scratches, dents, and stains. This makes it an ideal option for high-traffic areas like stairs, ensuring your investment retains its appeal over time.

These characteristics make it a perfect option for high-traffic areas like stairs, ensuring the effort and investment in your chosen vinyl plank flooring and stairs alike withstand the test of time.

What is vinyl stair nosing?

Vinyl stair nosing is a specialised type of stair nosing designed to seamlessly integrate with vinyl plank or LVT flooring. It serves as a refined corner edging piece that is affixed to the front top corner of the step also known as the leading edge of the stair.

The advantage of Holzbau’s vinyl stair nosing is that it is manufactured from the selected vinyl plank flooring products themselves creating a product-matched vinyl plank stair nosing, ensuring a consistent aesthetic is achieved throughout the home, including stairs. This uniformity between the flooring and stairs helps achieve a coordinated interior finish.

How does Holzbau vinyl stair nosing work?

Previously, the most common stair nosing option for laminate flooring on stairs was generic metal trims, covering adjoining pieces of laminate flooring to create the leading edge of the stair. While functional, the stair nosing would stand out and may be thought of as unappealing. 

Innovatingly, Holzbau Industries has developed a unique laminate stair nosing solution that utilises the existing tongue and groove profile of your original flooring product. The end result is a non-structural overlay for your existing stairs that simply locks together with an additional floorboard. 

This laminate stair nosing is designed to provide the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads. The end result is a stunning set of stairs that not only matches your floor perfectly but also provides a high-end, quality finish that will enhance the overall appeal of your space.

And as a final benefit, the laminate stair nosing installation process requires little more effort than installing laminate flooring on the stairs itself, streamlining the whole process.

Vinyl Stair Nosing Diagram

Advantages of vinyl stair nosing

Just like how laminate stair nosing works and how hybrid flooring stair nosing works, vinyl stair nosing brings with it a heap of benefits. All of which help in making it a fantastic option for many interior applications. Its durability ensures that it can stand up to the rigours of daily use, retaining its visual appeal for years to come.

Aesthetics

Aesthetically, vinyl stair nosing contributes a refined and high-end finish to your staircase, orchestrating a seamless transition from your flooring to your stairs. This continuity in design plays a key role in contributing to the overall elegance and sophistication of your space.

Safety

Though vinyl stair nosings are a non-structural decorative overlay, they can enhance the safety of your stairs when professionally installed in compliance with the Australian stair nosing requirements as many LVT plank flooring products fall within these slip rating requirements without further treatment, however as always all products should be checked prior to manufacturing into stair nosings and in accordance with their application. 

Durability

Vinyl stair nosing delivers additional advantages in terms of durability. Its inherent properties, such as resistance to stains, water damage, and heavy traffic, make it a fitting choice for any home. Coupled with its easy maintenance, it’s an excellent choice for busy households, ensuring your investment retains its value over the years.

Care and maintenance for vinyl flooring on stairs and vinyl stair nosing

Maintaining vinyl plank flooring and vinyl stair nosing is simple, of course – one of the many advantages of choosing vinyl flooring for stairs is its low maintenance. With some simple practices, you can keep your stair nosing looking as good as new.

Luxury Vinyl Stair Nosing cut to fit stairs
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Regular cleaning

Consistent cleaning is key to maintaining the look and longevity of your vinyl stair nosing.

Regular sweeping or vacuuming to clear off dust and debris and light mopping with suitable product is typically all that’s required. This practice helps prevent the build-up of dirt and grime and will keep your stairs in top condition.

Spot cleaning

In case of any spills or stains, spot cleaning is going to be your go-to. Just use a damp cloth to remove the spill as soon as possible. Though most vinyl flooring and stair nosings are water-resistant, excessive or stagnant water and harsh cleaning agents should be avoided as they can potentially harm the vinyl surface.

Protection from scratches and ensuring longevity

While vinyl is a sturdy material, it’s still important to adopt measures to safeguard it from scratches and other potential damages. An example would be using felt pads under furniture legs that make contact with the vinyl surface. And in high-traffic areas, floor mats can help capture grit that could potentially scratch the surface and track across the rest of your home.

Bear in mind that preserving the longevity of your vinyl stair nosing is not only about cleaning and protection. It’s also about addressing any issues promptly. If you notice any damage, seek the advice of a professional for repair or replacement options.

Considering vinyl plank flooring and stair nosing in your space?

Vinyl flooring combined with vinyl stair nosing provides a variety of advantages, making it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial spaces. With its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal, it perfectly blends practicality and style.

Holzbau’s product-matched vinyl stair nosings stand apart as they are a seamless match with your luxury vinyl plank flooring, providing a cohesive look from your floor to the top of the stairs. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your space by creating a set of stairs that matches the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads or other current designs in the same solid profile.  

If you’re considering vinyl stair nosing for your space, we recommend consulting with a flooring specialist who we work with to help you create a solution for your home’s flooring and stairs.

Considering choosing laminate flooring and stair nosing in your home?

Laminate flooring and laminate stair nosing have steadily grown in popularity over recent years – and for good reason. It is a cost-effective, versatile, and stylish flooring choice for both residential and commercial settings. The combination of its durability, variety of designs, and ease of maintenance make it an attractive option for homeowners and businesses alike.

Dark brown laminate flooring

Can laminate flooring be used on stairs?

Laminate flooring is not just for flat surfaces as it can also be used effectively on stairs. Doing so offers a smooth and uniform look, creating a harmonious flow from one level to another in your home or commercial space.

Using laminate flooring on stairs brings a host of other benefits too. 

  • It provides a durable surface that can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it an excellent choice for busy households and commercial spaces. 
  • It’s also a cost-effective choice, offering the allure of hardwood aesthetics without the hefty price tag.
  • It’s resilient to common occurrences like scratches, dents, and stains.

This makes it a perfect option for high-traffic areas like stairs, ensuring your investment stands the test of time while maintaining its elegant appeal. Combined with laminate stair nosing, your stairs will share these benefits too.

What is laminate stair nosing?

Laminate stair nosing is a specific type of stair nosing designed to match laminate flooring. It’s essentially a corner edging piece that is fitted to the front edge of each step, this is known as the leading edge of the stair. 

The benefit of using Holzbau manufactured stair nosing is that it allows you to use the same material as the flooring throughout your house on your stairs.   If you had laminate flooring on two levels, you can seamlessly transition between the two using laminate flooring on your stairs with laminate stair nosing. 

This is particularly important when the flooring and stairs are made of the same material to ensure a perfect match and cohesive interior finish.

How does Holzbau laminate stair nosing work?

Previously, the most common stair nosing option for laminate flooring on stairs was generic metal trims, covering adjoining pieces of laminate flooring to create the leading edge of the stair. While functional, the stair nosing would stand out and may be thought of as unappealing. 

Innovatingly, Holzbau Industries has developed a unique laminate stair nosing solution that utilises the existing tongue and groove profile of your original flooring product. The end result is a non-structural overlay for your existing stairs that simply locks together with an additional floorboard. 

This laminate stair nosing is designed to provide the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads. The end result is a stunning set of stairs that not only matches your floor perfectly but also provides a high-end, quality finish that will enhance the overall appeal of your space.

And as a final benefit, the laminate stair nosing installation process requires little more effort than installing laminate flooring on the stairs itself, streamlining the whole process.

Picture showing how laminate stair nosing works

Arrowhead® Aluminium Nosing Insert

In addition to the unique tongue and groove profile, Holzbau Industries has gone a step further to enhance the durability and aesthetic appeal of your staircase with the innovative Arrowhead® aluminium nosing insert.

The Arrowhead® aluminium nosing insert is a design-registered feature that is fitted into the leading edge of the stair nosing. It adds an extra layer of durability to the laminate stair nosing, protecting the corner from potential damage caused by heavy footfall or accidental knocks.

In terms of aesthetics, the Arrowhead® aluminium nosing insert brings a high-end designer finish to your staircase. It comes in four matte finishes: plain anodised silver, black, champagne and gold. This provides an opportunity to further customise your staircase, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the rest of your interior decor.

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Advantages of laminate stair nosing

Like with hybrid flooring on stairs and hybrid stair nosing, laminate stair nosing carries a host of benefits that make it a fantastic choice for your home or commercial space. Its durability ensures it can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use, maintaining its aesthetic appeal for many years.

Aesthetics

Aesthetically, laminate stair nosing adds a refined touch to your staircase, creating a seamless transition from your flooring to your stairs. This continuity in design contributes significantly to the overall elegance and sophistication of your interior.

Safety

While laminate stair nosings are a non-structural decorative overlay, when installed by a flooring professional adhering to the stair nosing requirements in Australia, the combination of Arrowhead® and laminate stair nosing can help improve the safety of stairs in your home or commercial space.

Durability

Holzbau Industries’ laminate stair nosing offers additional advantages with the inclusion of the Arrowhead® aluminium nosing insert. This innovative design addition provides superior corner protection, adding to the durability of the nosing while offering a high-end designer finish.

Care and maintenance for laminate flooring on stairs and laminate stair nosing

Caring for your laminate stair nosing doesn’t have to be a complicated task. In fact, one of the many benefits of choosing laminate flooring on stairs is its easy maintenance. With a few simple practices, you can keep your stair nosing looking as good as new.

Laminate flooring on staircase with laminate stair nosing

Regular cleaning

Regular cleaning is crucial to maintain the appearance and longevity of your laminate stair nosing. Typically, this will include regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove dust and debris. This will help prevent the accumulation of dirt that can scratch the surface over time.

Spot cleaning

For any spills or stains, spot cleaning will be your go-to method. Simply use a damp cloth to wipe away the spill as soon as possible. Avoid using excessive water or harsh cleaning agents as they can damage the laminate surface.

Protection from scratches and ensuring long-Life

While laminate is a durable material, it’s essential to take measures to protect it from scratches and other potential damage. Consider using felt pads under furniture legs that come into contact with the laminate surface. In high-traffic areas, use doormats to trap grit that could potentially scratch the surface.

Lastly, remember that maintaining the longevity of your laminate stair nosing is not just about cleaning and protection. It’s also about addressing any issues promptly. If you notice any damage, contact a professional for advice or repair.

Considering laminate flooring and stair nosing for your space?

Laminate flooring is a durable, aesthetically pleasing, and safe choice for stairs in any home or commercial space. Combined with laminate stair nosing, you can create a seamless transition between levels in your home by matching your floor to your stairs.

If you’re considering laminate flooring, Holzbau Industries offers a unique laminate stair nosing solution that not only ensures a perfect match but also provides the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads. With the added benefit of the Arrowhead® aluminium nosing insert, you’ll have a high-end designer finish and superior corner protection.

If you are a flooring industry specialist and would like to find out about working with us for your laminate stair nosing requirements please reach out and contact us. Or, if you’re looking to use laminate flooring on your stairs with product-matched laminate stair nosing, find a supplier who we work with or encourage your local flooring specialist to contact us.

Considering choosing hybrid in your home?

Choosing the right flooring material for your home and stairs is an important decision that can impact both the liveability and value of your house. A flooring option quickly growing in popularity is hybrid plank flooring which when paired with a product-matched hybrid stair nosing can provide a complete solution for any flooring project.

Hybrid flooring has experienced a rapid rise in popularity due to it being an innovative, cost-effective and hard-wearing flooring solution that provides the visual appeal and warmth of other natural flooring products. In short, hybrid flooring is a perfect choice for busy households by balancing both aesthetics and durability, making it a value-for-money investment. 

Hybrid Flooring On Stairs

Can hybrid flooring be used on stairs?

Hybrid flooring can be used on stairs providing a stylish and durable option. 

Due to its unique composition, hybrid flooring is very well-suited for high-traffic areas like stairs, where durability and resistance to wear are essential. 

Hybrid flooring is a multilayered product consisting of a rigid core, usually constructed from a wood plastic composite (WPC) or stone plastic composite (SPC), a decorative layer of varying design choices that usually mimic natural finishes such as wood and sometimes even stone,  a top wear layer that protects against scratches, stains, and against the wear and tear of everyday foot traffic ensuring a long-lasting and visually appealing surface as well as a pre-adhered underlay. 

When combined with hybrid stair nosing, hybrid flooring on stairs offers a cohesive and seamless finish that can enhance the overall look and feel of any interior space. 

What is hybrid stair nosing?

Hybrid stair nosings are a purpose-built edging profile that when installed with an additional hybrid floor plank to complete the tread surface, provide a flawless high-end finish for stairs, that closely resemble traditional solid stair treads.

Holzbau hybrid nosings were designed specifically to create harmony with the aesthetic and performance qualities of hybrid flooring, resulting in a unified and sleek solution for staircases.  

This cutting-edge stair nosing solution stands out from conventional stair nosing options by making compatible stair nosings from most hybrid flooring products leaving customers free to choose from the vast range of quality hybrid floor design options available, without being limited by unsatisfactory stair product choices. 

How does Holzbau hybrid stair nosing work?

Previously, the most common stair-nosing solution for hybrid flooring on a staircase was to use generic metal trims which when applied, covered the adjoining pieces of hybrid flooring to create the leading edge of the stair, or else use a completely different product altogether such as hardwood. 

With Holzbau-designed hybrid stair nosings being manufactured from the actual hybrid flooring products themselves, you can match any hybrid flooring range with perfectly identical stairs, eliminating the need for aluminium or generic stair nose trims that may not correctly match your flooring or other mismatched or expensive choices.

How Hybrid Stair Nosing Works

Advantages of hybrid stair nosing

Improving safety:

While hybrid stair nosing is a non-structural decorative overlay, by eliminating the need for generic metal trims that create a raised edge and that over time can become loose creating a trip hazard. The use of Holzbau nosings when installed correctly and by a professional flooring expert that follows the stair nosing requirements in Australia, can in fact improve the safety aspect of a staircase. 

Visual harmony:

Holzbau-manufactured hybrid stair nosing is engineered to integrate seamlessly with the original hybrid flooring product, producing a cohesive and visually appealing staircase. Now that through Holzbau’s proprietary manufacturing processes we can convert most quality hybrid plank flooring products into matched stair nosings means the vast assortment of styles and colours of hybrid flooring product available in today’s market makes it easy to find the perfect match for any interior style or décor. 

As mentioned, this is particularly true with Holzbau Industries’ product-matched stair nosing as hybrid flooring can be converted into stair nosing so they perfectly match.

Additional support:

Hybrid stair nosing offers supplementary reinforcement to the front edge of stair treads, guarding against damage from regular use and extending the life of your staircase.

Efficient installation:

In contrast to traditional stair nosing, the installation of hybrid stair nosing is designed for a streamlined installation process, making it a convenient and time-saving option.

Long-lasting performance:

The sturdy construction of hybrid stair nosing enables it to endure heavy foot traffic and daily wear. With ongoing maintenance and care, hybrid stair nosing can preserve its functionality for years to come.

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Care and maintenance for hybrid flooring and hybrid stair nosing

Regular cleaning

With hybrid stairs it is important to follow the original care instructions provided with the source flooring product, being the product that the nosings are manufactured from.  As a general rule of thumb, however, hybrid stair nosings as well as the tread should be kept free from dirt and debris by sweeping, vacuuming or dust mopping regularly. Avoid excessive moisture, especially around joins and avoid using abrasive cleaning tools or harsh chemicals that could damage the flooring or stair nosing surface.

Spot cleaning

For spills and stains, promptly wipe them up using a soft, damp cloth. If necessary, use a gentle cleaning solution specifically designed for hybrid flooring.

Protection from scratches

Hybrid flooring can be prone to scratches or dents from actions like moving or dragging furniture. Similar actions can be a risk to hybrid stair nosing. 

If possible, homeowners with hybrid stair nosing should avoid dragging or moving heavy objects along them.

Considering hybrid stair nosing in your space?

Hybrid flooring and hybrid stair nosing offer numerous benefits for property owners seeking a durable, aesthetically pleasing, and safe solution for floors and stairs. 

Holzbau Industries is at the forefront of product-matched stair nosing innovation, manufacturing hybrid stair nosings from most quality plank flooring products available in the Australian market, providing an extensive choice for customers and unparalleled results for a seamless interior finish. 

Holzbau Industries’ hybrid stair nosing ensures that Australian homes can achieve product-matched finishes and a truly satisfying result. Our cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and techniques have enabled us to produce budget-friendly, resilient hybrid floor stair nosings with the same visual and textural characteristics as the original source product and therefore create endless choices of finishes to suit all styles and décors.

By using Holzbau Industries to manufacture your hybrid stair nosing, you will be assured of a perfect colour and texture match to your hybrid flooring product, with the end result being a set of stairs that exhibit the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads. This provides fabulous opportunities for flooring specialists, as it is now easier than ever to provide a complete end-to-end flooring-matched stair solution for your customers.

If you are a flooring industry specialist and would like to find out about working with us for your hybrid stair nosing requirements please reach out and contact us.

Learning about how to install stair nosing in your home

If you’re ready to learn how to install stair nosing, you should know that Australian stair nosing products can be manufactured from a variety of plank flooring products including hybrid, laminate, vinyl, and engineered timber, catering to the diverse decor styles and preferences of Australian homeowners.

Holzbau Industries stair nosings are manufactured from plank flooring to product-matched your floor, with each type offering its own unique benefits and adding a finishing touch to any home renovation or staircase project. By choosing the right stair nosing solution for your home, you will not only enhance the safety and durability of your stairs but also elevate their overall appearance. But, doing so will require the appropriate and considered installation.

Holzbau Industries is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality in our stair nosing products. From our selection of tooling and raw materials to our manufacturing process, our attention to detail ensures that every stair nosing product we produce meets and exceeds the expectations of our clients whilst remaining a very cost-effective option when compared to a traditional solid timber step.

It’s with this that we strongly recommend engaging the services of a professional flooring installation specialist for the best possible results and to meet the appropriate Australian stair nosing requirements

Depending on the plank flooring matched stair nosing you choose to use in your home, installation steps may differ.

Steps on how to install stair nosing

Step 1: Preparation before learning how to install stair nosing

Learning how to install stair nosing starts with the basics. Before the installation process, make sure you have everything in place for a seamless experience. This includes:

  • Verifying that you have the correct materials: Ensure you have the necessary stair nosings, supplementary materials, additional floorboards, and suitable cutting tools at hand.
  • Removing pre-adhered underlay from the original floor product as needed to prepare for the stair tread installation.
  • Selecting a compatible adhesive that works well with the nosing, tread, and staircase substrate for a lasting bond.
  • Inspecting the substrate thoroughly, making sure it is smooth, even, and sound, devoid of any protruding nails, staples, old underlay, or dried adhesive.

Step 2: Planning​

Assess the installation method based on specific site conditions and product properties to achieve the best results.

Determine whether a packer is needed on the riser or if the existing nosing requires trimming or removal to accommodate the new stair nosings.

Step 3: Dry fitting

Carefully cut and dry fit the nosing and tread on the staircase to make any necessary adjustments before applying adhesive.

This step ensures a perfect fit and minimises potential issues during the installation process.

Step 4: Nosing installation

Apply an appropriate amount of adhesive on all contact surfaces to ensure a strong bond between the nosing and the substrate.

Fit the nosing component securely to the substrate, maintaining proper alignment and positioning.

Step 5: Tread installation

Click together the additional floor plank with the nosing, as the lock system is maintained during manufacturing, creating a matching stair tread and nosing solution.

Ensure adequate adhesive is used on the tread to secure it properly and achieve a lasting bond with the substrate.

Step 6: Riser installation

Bond the riser component to the substrate using a compatible adhesive, even though it is not manufactured by Holzbau Industries. This step ensures a secure and stable staircase structure.

Step 7: Adhesive drying

Allow sufficient time for the adhesive to dry or cure, avoiding any foot traffic on the staircase during this period to ensure a secure and undisturbed bond.

Step 8: Finishing touches

Apply a uniform colour-matched bead of silicone or urethane along the edges, giving a seamless finish to the completed staircase and enhancing its overall appearance.

Step 9: Protection (if necessary)

Consider using temporary floor protection if the staircase overlay system installation is not one of the final works in a new build or renovation. This helps maintain the pristine condition of your new staircase.

Maintenance after you've learned how to install stair nosing

Learning how to install stair nosing means learning maintenance and after care too. Once installed, it’s important to continually care for both your stair nosing and your flooring. Depending on the type of stair nosing and flooring in your home, ongoing maintenance and care may differ.

Generally speaking, the following maintenance tips will help to ensure a long-lasting result.

Regular cleaning

Keep your stairs free of dirt and debris by sweeping, vacuuming, or using a microfiber mop. This will prevent the accumulation of dust and minimise the risk of scratches and damage to the nosing and flooring surfaces.

Avoid excessive moisture

When cleaning your stairs, avoid using excessive amounts of water, as this can cause damage to certain types of flooring materials (particularly engineered timber). Instead, use a damp cloth or mop with a gentle cleaning solution specifically designed for your flooring type.

Promptly address spills

If liquids are spilled on your stairs, clean them up immediately to prevent staining or damage. Use a soft, absorbent cloth to blot the spill and then clean the affected area with an appropriate cleaning solution.

For help installing stair nosing

When learning how to install stair nosing, or when getting started with stair nosing Holzbau Industries recommends contacting a qualified flooring professional, particularly one that’s familiar with our Australian-made stair nosing

Holzbau Industries stair nosing is uniquely manufactured using industry-leading technology and methods, meaning we can product-match and specifically design stair nosing to fit each flooring solution, whether that’s hybrid, laminate, vinyl, or engineered timber

For help choosing a flooring specialist that can help you order our stair nosing products, find who we work with on our website. Alternatively, contact us to learn more about our stair nosing products or to find a flooring distributor near you. 

And if your local flooring retailers and specialists aren’t familiar with Holzbau Industries, feel free to pass along our contact information so we can help you.

Please note when learning how to install stair nosing:

The information provided in this text regarding stair nosing installation steps is intended for general guidance and reference purposes only. It is not intended to serve as professional advice or a substitute for consultation with qualified tradespeople or relevant authorities. The actual installation steps may differ depending on the specific stair nosing product you choose to use in your home, as well as your individual circumstances and any applicable regulations. 

It is highly recommended that you consult with experienced professionals and relevant authorities for accurate, up-to-date, and specific guidance on stair nosing installation in your particular situation.

In Australia, slips, trips, and falls account for a significant percentage of accidents, with public stairways being a particularly high-risk area, and rates of falls are increasing every year within residential spaces.

For this reason, stair safety is a crucial concern for homeowners and businesses alike. It is the responsibility of home and building owners, construction experts, and managers to ensure the safety of their building’s occupants and visitors.

Given that our stair nosings make up a component of a stairs surface area, it is important to factor in the relevant slip resistance regulation when both choosing products for conversion to and specifying nosings. 

In some instances, if the material of choice does not comply with stair slip safety ratings, consideration should be given to additional treatments such as transparent, adhesive-backed tapes to achieve the required rating, and make sure that the stair is suitably slip-safe. 

Once the stair nosing installation is complete it would be prudent that when using tapes you photograph the finished job and ask the builder or consumer to sign off that it has been installed. In the event the end user may pull the tape off at a later date it might be argued that the tape was never fixed in the first place.

The requirements for stair nosing in Australia

Stair nosings as a part of the tread area of a step (where foot traffic lands) are an important aspect of building design and construction. While Holzbau nosings are primarily designed for decorative purposes by perfectly matching the floor of choice, safety requirements must be considered to ensure that stairs are safe for those who use them.

Holzbau-manufactured stair nosings are profiled strips of plank flooring that are installed on the edge of the structural step to create a smooth cornered finish of the stair making them a critical component when it comes to stair safety. 

Who regulates stair safety requirements in Australia?

In Australia, requirements for stair nosings are governed by several regulatory bodies working together to ensure that they meet safety requirements. These include the Australian Building Codes Board, Standards Australia, and state and territory building regulators.

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Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments. Its primary purpose is to provide a uniform and consistent set of technical building and construction standards across the country. 

It’s this board that’s responsible for developing and managing the National Construction Code (NCC), which includes the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA provides technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings, including stair nosing requirements.

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Standards Australia

Standards Australia is a non-governmental organisation responsible for developing and publishing technical standards for various products and systems in Australia. 

It developed the Australian Standard AS1428.1, Design for Access and Mobility Part 1: General Requirements for Access – New Building Work, which specifies the requirements for stair nosings, which is particularly important for public settings.

Though Standards Australia is non-governmental, the AS1428.1 is referenced in the previously mentioned Building Code of Australia, making compliance with its requirements mandatory.

Australian States And Territories with stair nosing requirements

State and Territory building regulators

In addition to the combined efforts to create the ABCB, state and territory-building regulators still play an additional role in enforcing stair nosing regulations in their respective areas. 

These bodies are responsible for administering and enforcing building laws, regulations, and codes within their jurisdictions. As well as this, they can conduct inspections to ensure compliance with regulations and issue fines or penalties for non-compliance.

Some examples of these bodies and their stair nosing requirements include:

 

Australian stair nosing requirements and standards

Commercial Stair Nosing meeting safety requirements

Commercial stair nosing requirements

In public or commercial settings, stair nosings must comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) to ensure the safety of occupants. 

It’s important to note that these requirements may vary depending on the specific jurisdiction and type of building or occupancy. It’s always a good idea to consult with a building code expert or local building authority to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.

According to the BCA, the requirements for stair nosing in public or commercial settings include:

Visibility

Stair nosings must have a visual contrast with the background surface of the stair treads to make them more visible. The contrast must be at least 30% for the top and bottom nosing of each flight.

Slip resistance

The top surface of stair nosings must have a slip-resistant finish to reduce the risk of slips and falls. The slip resistance rating must be at least R10 or P3, as measured by a pendulum slip resistance tester.

Dimensions

The maximum projection of the stair nosing over the stair tread must be between 10mm and 25mm. The minimum distance between the nosing and any adjacent vertical surface, such as a wall, must be at least 50mm.

Rounded profile

Stair nosings must have a rounded profile to reduce the risk of tripping. The radius of the curve must not be less than 2mm.

Durability

Stair nosings must be durable and able to withstand the wear and tear of regular use.

Residential Stair Nosing Meeting Requirements
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Residential stair nosing requirements

In private, domestic, or home settings, the stair nosing requirements are generally less strict than in public or commercial settings. However, building codes and regulations may still apply and it is important to check with your local building authority to ensure compliance. 

If you choose to install nosings, it is important to ensure that they do not create a trip hazard themselves and that they are securely fixed in place using the correct installation methods by a flooring specialist.

Here are some general guidelines around stairs and nosings in domestic settings:

Slope relationships

The maximum pitch for a domestic staircase is typically 42 degrees while the minimum is usually around 30. 

The maximum rise for each step is usually around 220mm and the minimum going is around 220mm. The going should be consistent throughout the staircase.

Open risers/stairs

In domestic settings, open risers are often permitted. Though, it’s important to ensure that the opening between treads does not allow the passage of a 100mm sphere. If you have young children in the home, it may be advisable to install a balustrade or guardrail to prevent falls.

Balustrades

Balustrades are often required for stairs over one metre high. The height of the balustrade should be a minimum of 900mm from the pitch line of the stair, or from the floor level of a landing. 

The gaps between these balusters should be no more than 100mm and should be fixed securely in place with no movement or wobble.

Ramps

If you have a ramp in your home, the surface should be slip-resistant and have a slope of no more than 1:12. 

A minimum width of 900mm is recommended, and there should be a landing at the top and bottom of the ramp. The ramp should be clearly marked with contrasting colours at the edges.

Ensuring your stairs are safe and compliant with requirements

Whether your stairs are commercial or residential, complying with standards set by the ABCA, Standards Australia, and relevant state and territory bodies is compulsory and will benefit the safety of the people that use them.

Holzbau recommends only using flooring industry specialists when selecting flooring products that will also be used on stairs, to find a flooring solution that will fit your home or business space whilst meeting relevant safety requirements.  

Holzbau nosings are designed to use the existing board lock to provide a seamless tread without any raised trip hazards, it is, therefore, important to only engage suitably qualified and experienced trades who will not only know how to install the nosings as they are designed but will at the same time ensure the stairs are compliant and safe for those that use them.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this text is intended for general guidance and reference purposes only. It is not intended to serve as professional advice or a substitute for consultation with relevant authorities. Holzbau does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use or reliance on this information. It is highly recommended that you consult with your local building authority, the ABCA, Standards Australia, and other relevant state and territory bodies for accurate, up-to-date, and specific advice before undertaking any construction or renovation projects involving stairs.

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