Schluter TREP-EK Stair Nosing Profiles
- Protects tiled stair edges and provides and easily visible, slip-resistant stair nosing wear surface.
- 2.5 m (8' 2-1/2") or 1.5 m (4' 11") Length; For tile 2, 5, 8, 11, 16 or 25 mm thick
- Stainless steel; Made for bonding to existing installations
Application and Function
Schluter-TREP-EK is designed to protect tiled stair edges and provide an easily visible, slip-resistant wear surface for durable, safe, and visually appealing stair-nosing design. The profile is made of attractive and durable stainless steel, making it particularly suited for areas subjected to heavy foot traffic, such as offices or public buildings.
Schluter-TREP-EK is a variant without an anchoring leg. TREP-EK is adhered to existing steps, e.g., for retrofitting over damaged edges, eliminating the need to replace the entire step.
The Schluter-TREP-EK wear surface meets or exceeds the coefficient of friction recommendation in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for use in applications where the risk of slipping exists (Tile Council of North America (TCA), test method ASTM C 1028, .66 wet or dry).
Available Sizes and Materials
|TREP-EK Stair-Nosing Profile|
|L = Profile Length||Item Number|
|2.5 m - 8' 2-1/2"||TEK|
|1.50 m - 4' 11"||TEK/150|
Schluter-TREP-EK is available in stainless steel.
In special cases, the suitability of a proposed type of material must be verified based on the anticipated chemical, mechanical, and/or other stresses.
Schluter-TREP-EK is roll-formed using 304 (1.4301 = V2A) stainless steel. The profiles can sustain high mechanical stresses and are especially well suited for applications requiring resistance against chemicals and acids; for example, in the food industry, breweries, dairies, commercial kitchens, public swimming pools, and hospitals.
Schluter-TREP-EK requires no special maintenance and are resistant to mold and fungi. Clean profiles using common household cleaning agents.
Stainless steel surfaces exposed to the environment or aggressive substances should be cleaned periodically using a mild household cleaner. Regular cleaning maintains the neat appearance of stainless steel and reduces the risk of corrosion. All cleaning agents must be free of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid. Stainless steel surfaces develop a sheen when treated with a chrome-polishing agent.