You might observe little domes or rounded points, slightly raised bars on the ground’s surface when crossing the street or boarding a train. Tactile Indicator is a type of tactile paving that can be felt underfoot or with a cane. They’re also known as detectable warning plates or ground surface indicators.
A common type of detectable warning plate is attention patterns, which are rows of truncated domes structured in a grid pattern. A guiding pattern, sometimes known as a corduroy pattern, is a typical pattern in which rows of curving narrow bars or lines serve as indicators.
Tactile paving, or a tactile indicator, delivers a message about navigation to visually impaired people. It is set at curb ramps to mark the transition from a pedestrian path to traffic or warn a pedestrian to be cautious before a flight of steps. Since its integration into the urban landscape, pedestrians with low to no vision have seen substantial improvements in accessibility and safety.
Every element of our lives has improved as a result of technological advancements. And, when it comes to accessibility, the progress is unquantifiable.
Previously, a differently-abled person could not have imagined going up and down a street without assistance. Their movement has been much increased because of the invention of stainless steel tactile studs.
Materials such as Stainless Steel 316 L (marine grade), aluminum, brass, ceramics, and concrete are preferred for tactile indicators due to their longevity and resilience to weathering agents.
WHAT ARE TACTILE INDICATORS?
You’ve probably noticed a row of raised studs or bars, usually made of a durable material like stainless steel, leading the way while strolling through public locations. Tactile indicators are those whole rows of slightly elevated bright appearing studs.
If you look closely, you’ll notice that each stud is mushroom-shaped, and they’re generally secured to the ground by drilling.
Raw Material used for manufacturing Tactile Indicator is as follows:
CONCRETE TACTILE INDICATORS
These are composed of high-quality concrete and are meant to resist the toughest weather conditions while providing pedestrians with non-slip surfaces. Each bar is composed of two layers that are produced independently and then welded together. The outer layer contains an aggregate chip to provide flexibility and strength, while the top layer is designed with the perfect balance of materials to provide vibrant color while also preserving the coat from UV damage.
STAINLESS STEEL TACTILE INDICATORS
Tactile indicators are frequently made using this material, which has a high level of resilience and resistance to wear and tear. Tactile Indicators made of marine-grade stainless steel can serve persons with particular needs for an extended time duration, even under adverse climatic conditions. These are available in both hazard and directional tactile forms, and while their functions are identical, it is easy to distinguish between the two under ideal lighting conditions.
Increased wear resistance in high-passability facilities;There’s an anti-theft feature. The SS Tactile Indicator can be kept safe by using anti-theft flat head screws.Without removing the previous flooring, the product is universal and operable.Design that is pleasing to the eye. The high-quality polished coating on steel tactile paving creates an aesthetic and elegant interior.
POLYURETHANE TACTILE INDICATORS
The purpose of mounted PU tactile paving is to provide information about the indoor and outdoor movement to visually impaired persons. It’s made with high-quality polyurea beads. It features overall dimensions of 300x300mm and a tactile surface that meets current national and international requirements.
Mounting is simple. The polyurethane tile is adhered to the existing flooring without removing it; universality – tactile paving can be used both outdoors and indoors;Qualitative tactile effect – the best tactile raise on the paving is selected for the visually impaired, as well as wheelchair users, without making their mobility difficult; Can be washed with cleaning solutions;Injury prevention
We are India’s first and largest tactile indicator producer and supplier. Our product line includes Warning Studs, Tactile Directional Strips, Integrated Tactiles, Polyurethane PU Tactiles, Adhesive Tiles, PU Tactile Indicators, and a wide range of other safety and accessibility solutions. In addition to safety items, we offer stair nosing and anti-skit noise solutions, as well as bollards, bike racks, wheel stops, and a variety of other safety measures.
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