Guidance path surface guides visually impaired people along a route when the traditional cues, such as a property line or kerb edge, are not available. It can also be used to guide people around obstacles, for example, street furniture in a pedestrianised area.
Choice of stone resin composite or GRP
Highly wear resistance – outperforms concrete
Colour matched adhesive system available
No excavation required
Harder wearing than concrete
Rapid installation – reduced labour costs & disruption
No excavation required – no landfill expense
Tiles are light in weight and are easy to handle and cut – no hot works
No requirement for plant machinery and associated access issues/expense
Durable – harder wearing than concrete
Will not crack like concrete – prevents future trip hazards. Tile & adhesive permanently flexible
High slip resistance in dry or wet conditions
Extensive range of types and colours
UV tested – no colour fade
Fast curing colour matched adhesive – surfaces ready to use within 2 hours
Can be installed even in damp conditions.
Adheres to all standard surfaces
Quality assured – manufactured to BS EN ISO 9001-2008
Hard wearing stone & polyurethane resin composite. Wear resistance measured at 7 times greater than the equivalent concrete product.
Surface Skid Resistance Value SRV:
Preferred range set by the Joint Mobility
Unit of SRV = 50-70
Actual: 61 (Low potential for slip)
Can be fixed to:
Asphalt, concrete, metal, wood & tile surfaces
Polyurethane (PU) adhesive – for dry installations
Epoxy (EP) adhesive – for damp installations
Material Safety Data Sheets are available for these adhesives
400mm x 400mm
Available in boxes of 10
Guiding visually impaired people along a route when the traditional cues, such as a property line or kerb edge, are not available.
The purpose of the guidance path surface is to guide visually impaired people along a route when the traditional cues, such as a property line or kerb edge, are not available. It can also be used to guide people around obstacles, for example street furniture in a pedestrianised area. The surface has been designed so that people can be guided along the route either by walking on the tactile surface or by maintaining contact with a long cane.
To maximise its effectiveness, the surface should be used sparingly and only after consultation with relevant local groups.