INSTALLATION OF NON-SLIP SOLUTIONS
Please follow the instructions of the installation of Non-Slip Solutions for the best results
FibreGrip Non-Slip Products recommend ensuring that the area is dry and free of any loose or defective material. If there are any damaged areas, they should be repaired to create a flat and even surface. When using adhesive, the substrate must be clean, dry, and free from dust or loose particles. It is important to ensure that the area is also free from oils and grease. The underside of the Non-Slip products should also be clean and dry. We recommend using Acetone and a clean cloth to wipe down both the substrate and the back of the FibreGrip Non-Slip Products, ensuring a clean surface on both sides. Prior to applying adhesive or drilling any holes, it is advisable to do a pre-fit. This will ensure a proper fit of the Non-Slip Stair Strips. If any further trimming, minor adjustments, or small cutouts are needed, we recommend using a hacksaw or a jigsaw fitted with a tungsten carbide blade. Alternatively, a hand grinder with a diamond blade can be used.
DEMARCATION: Use red/white barrier tape to demarcate the area for FibreGrip Non-Slip flat sheets. For FibreGrip Non-Slip stair nosing installations on stairs, use the barrier tape to block off the top and bottom of the staircase. Lay the flat sheets or stair treads upside down.
DRILLING AND ADHESIVE APPLICATION: To minimize drill bit bluntness, drill 6mm holes from the bottom of the FibreGrip Non-Slip Products. Drill fixing holes into the substrate. Vacuum or wipe down the substrate to remove loose debris. Apply adhesive in the form of a 6mm bead around the perimeter of the underside of the unit. Apply additional adhesive in a “zigzag” manner. Turn the unit around and place it into position. Insert mechanical fixings and walk on the unit to disperse the adhesive. Complete the installation by riveting, hammering, or screwing the mechanical fixings. The unit can be walked on immediately.
ADHESIVE APPLICATION: Apply adhesive in the form of a 6mm bead around the perimeter of the underside of the unit. Apply additional adhesive in a “zigzag” manner. Turn the unit around and place it into position. Walk on the unit to disperse the adhesive and push the unit in place. The unit can only be walked on after 4 hours.
ADHESIVE AND FIXINGS: We recommend using Sikaflex 11FC adhesive, which comes in a 310ml tube. A standard caulking gun can be used for application. Other suppliers of equivalent adhesive include Abe, Soudal, and Global Sealants.
As a rough guide, with a 6mm bead, 1 x 310ml tube of Sikaflex 11FC or equivalent should be sufficient to bond approximately 8.5 linear meters. Please note that this is an approximate figure and may vary.
- Chequered Plate/Steel: Adhesive and/or pop rivets/Tek screws
- Concrete: Adhesive and/or anchor nails
- Timber: Adhesive and/or suitable timber screws
- Grated Stairs or Grille: Universal saddle assembly with adhesive
HAND CLEANING: Always test all cleaning methods and detergents in an inconspicuous area for compatibility. The use of a stiff brush is usually sufficient to remove dirt and foreign matter. For more stubborn issues, use a mild detergent with warm water.
PRESSURE WASHING: Use a pressure washer on a low-pressure setting to clean the FibreGrip Non-Slip Products. Take care if the product has been secured with adhesive only. Repeated use of a pressure washer could cause damage to adhesives and sealants.
GENERAL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE: Regularly check the security of fixings and adhesive. It is also important to inspect the integrity of the gritted surface of FibreGrip Non-Slip Products as well as the substrate at regular intervals. As a guideline, low traffic areas should be checked every 3 months, while monthly checkups should suffice for high volume areas.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: The life expectancy of FibreGrip Non-Slip Products depends on the correct installation of the Non-Slip Solutions and the nature and volume of traffic it receives. Factors that can influence the life expectancy of FibreGrip Non-Slip Products include shoe type, individual weight, and non-pedestrian items.
SAFETY & HANDLING: FibreGrip Non-Slip Products recommend following safe handling practices at all times. It is advised to wear appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). Store FibreGrip Non-Slip Products on a flat surface. Exercise caution when using electrical cutting equipment, such as grinders. Ensure that the electrical equipment is in good working condition and that all electrical points are made safe. When cutting FibreGrip Non-Slip Products during installation, wear a suitable mask, safety glasses, and the appropriate gloves.
During the installation of FibreGrip Non-Slip Strips for Steps, it is recommended to wear safety glasses and gloves. Cut FibreGrip Non-Slip products externally or in a well-ventilated area. Dispose of dust residue using appropriate waste disposal methods. No special permissions or licenses are required. Clean up the area, removing all debris and making it safe before leaving.