Residential Stair Nosing

If you are the owner of the property and it is your home, then you do not require stair nosing. It is a personal choice.

If you are a developer of residential apartments then yes, you do need to have stair nosing on steps. If you run a BNB you do require stair nosing.

If your building has public access you must have stair nosing and tactiles to comply with Building Codes of Australia (BCA) regulations in relation to the AS1428 2021 Design for Access and Mobility.

Most people who are looking for residential stair nosing for their steps are looking to cover external steps or internal steps. Generally speaking these steps are usually installed on hard surfaces, such as ceramics, wood or concrete.

In addition some customers have installed vinyl plank or wood on their steps and require a nosing for visual contrast and safety.

It is so important to highlight the edge of a step.

Our stair nosing range offers several stair nosings which are less industrial and commercial looking. These nosings are often favoured by our customers.

The gallery below shows you our stair nosing range.

All of our nosings come in a variety of colours and several different types and colours of inserts.

You can mix and match to get the right fit for your residential stair nosing.

Some people get confused over the terms a stair nosing and a stair strip.

A stair nosing has a “nose” on it which comes down the face or riser of the step.

A stair strip is generally a non slip strip that sits on top of the step. There are rules with installing both.

With a stair strip it must be larger than 50mm wide, and it cannot be set back more than 15 mm from the step edge.

Stair nosing are  installed on the edge of the steps. The difference between a strip and a nosing is that the nosing has a nose or a turn down on the edge of the step.

These provide a visual cue and define each step. Most stair nosing have inserts with a high slip resistance.

A substrate is the surface on which you will be installing the stair nosing. This is important as it will enable you to choose the correct stair nosing. It is also important in determining how you will install the stair nosing.

Some stair nosing can be installed using a very strong adhesive such as T-Rex or High Tack Fix All by Soudal.

Many stair nosings can be mechanically fixed; meaning you can drill, plug and screw. If you are installing onto wood, then all you need to do is use wood screws.