Stair Beginning

Stair Beginning


Podotactile pavement is currently the best solution to facilitate access to transport, buildings and other public places to people with vision problems
The warning plate “stairway beginning” defines the head or the end of a platform ( safety zone ), warns of the beginning of a staircase, the location of an elevator, the customer service windows, vending machines or any other point of interest
The warning sign "stairway beginning" is an internationally adopted symbol and is an understandable instinct.  People with visual disabilities immediately feel the raised points that make up the symbol under their feet to get their attention and alert them to a hazard

The range of podotactile pavements complies with the UNE 23727-90 and NF F-16101 fire resistance standards, in addition to other European regulations such as EN 13501-1, satisfying the strictest European directives regarding fire safety of materials installed in public places
SUMIGRAN's tactile pavement
  • Rubber without halogen content
  • It is self-extinguishing ( M2, in accordance with French standard and Bfl-s1, according to European standard )
  • It has low smoke emission and is also low toxicity ( F1 )
  • Scratch resistant
  • In case of combustion, emits fumes with low opacity ( S1 )
  • Dimensional and color stability
The color of the “stairway beginning” alert plate depends on the application medium.  It must guarantee a high contrast with the floor on which it is installed
To define the most appropriate designs, we study the force regulations in each country, and seek advice from local experts in the field.  Thus, our podotactile pavement has the recommendation from the ONCE Foundation in Spain and the approval of the RNIB ( Royal National Institute for the Blind ) in Great Britain. It has been installed in environments that lead the standardization of universal accessibility such as the metros of Madrid, Paris, and London
It is easy to assemble, installs fast and without construction.  It adheres and seals on the existing lining, which avoids the inconvenience of lifting and replacing materials, and drastically reduces work times and therefore labor costs
This saving of time and cost is caused in part by the length of the plates themselves, which can be up to 2,500 mm, which reduces installation time and simplifies the laborious alignment task
You can walk on the pavement a few hours after installation.  This allows the space to be open to the public without affecting users if the work is completed during the night closing hours
The entire range of podotactile pavement is made in manageable formats that facilitate its transport and transfer to its destination
The tactile pavement is applicable in:
Indicators of changes of elevation, routes of movement between the most relevant elements of a public place, signage of stairs, ramps, elevators, doors, counters, wagons, emergency exits, etc.
Below are all its features

Typical locations

  • Transportation: train stations, metro stations, airports, ports, bus stations, parking lots, etc...
  • Institutions and public places: official government bodies, public entities, hospitals and clinics, schools, universities, etc...
  • Leisure and commercial areas: stadiums, sports centers, cinemas and theaters, shopping centers, banks, etc...
  • Tourism: museums, hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes, etc...

Tactile pavement images

Formats and measures

It is manufactured in modular format ( plates ), measures 1200x2400mm

Technical data

 Weight  21 kgs / plate
 Thickness  6 mm +/- 10%
 Composition  100% halogen free ruber
 Fire resistance  Bfl-s1
 Colors  yellow, white, light gray, dark gray and black