Stainless steel tactiles are an essential part of everyday life, but they aren’t something many people typically think about often. Our tactile solutions enable accessibility to the visually impaired, amongst others, but also provide a valuable contribution to the safety of everyone in the environments they inhabit. Tactiles indicators are the areas of floors, stairs, or other platforms, that have raised nodules that indicate there might be some kind of danger in the nearby area adjacent to the indicators – this could be a road, a rail line, or any number of other possible hazards that people need to be aware of.
Inclusion and Accessibility
At Melbourne Stainless Steel, we’re very invested in the need for inclusion regarding the differently abled. We believe that the visually impaired deserve safety and security afforded to the sighted naturally, and we’re passionate about being part of the process for making that a possibility. Tactile indicators can be found in public rail stations, shopping centres, schools and universities, and many other locations, and allow for the visually impaired to move about the environments safely and comfortably. Our products offer a valuable and affordable option for commercial, domestic and municipal clients.
Designed for Safety
Given that tactiles are largely needed for the safety of the visually impaired, it’s essential that they are stable and durable. Tactile indicators must toe the line between protruding enough that they’re noticeable and can be felt, without jutting out so much that they are hazard themselves. Our expert designers have devised such a form, whereby the indicators give a grippy, slip free feeling to those who step on them. We feel confident that our offering can greatly enhance the safety of your environments, allowing those who need it to feel secure and comfortable, regardless of the type of space you need tactile indicators in.
We have also made great efforts to make our tactile indicators a stylish and contemporary addition to any environment. Stainless steel is a perfect material for this, as it pairs naturally with so many different materials and settings. Our stainless steel tactile indicators look at home amongst wood, concrete, brick, or plastic backdrops, and exude class and high build quality with their appearance. This allows you to keep your environment safe, reduce accessibility concerns, and does so without the tactiles overpowering the aesthetic look that you’re aiming for.
Long Life Durability
Tactiles contribute greatly to the safety of the public, and Melbourne Stainless Steel understands that a big part of that relies on the durability of our product. Tactile indicators will not be useful if they become slippery, if they’re worn away, corroded, or shift under feet during use. Fortunately, stainless steel is extremely hardy, and withstands anything thrown its way. It’s corrosion resistant, is not damaged by extreme heat or moisture, and is scratch and wear resistant. It’s also easy to clean and requires no periodic finishing. We stand behind the quality of our product, and guarantee that you’ll be satisfied following installation.
For more information regarding your tactile indicator installation check out our partners at Tactiles Melbourne