Handrail grip tape is an asymmetric-patterned, non-abrasive anti-slip and grip-enhancing material designed to be applied to handrails to increase grip.
Handrail Grip Tape Development
To produce a suitable handrail grip tape, Heskins needed a solution that was not only grip-enhancing but was comfortable to the user, meaning that at the time, new anti-slip material was required. Plastic is a material that can be manipulated into either a hard or soft finish, we chose the latter to ensure a rubber-like finish, and added a dimpled effect to increase grip and give it an attractive finish. Certain plastics can be modified to have a rubber feel yet retain better consistency. This provides easier maintenance also, as it is easier to clean than a lot of conventional rubbers.
3418 handrail tapes construction consists of PVC with an embossed, asymmetrical pattern on the surface. A base-layer of PET (polyethene terephthalate) is added underneath for better insulation during the colder months. It is finished with an adhesive coating on the underside to provide a strong bond after application to ensure great durability.
Handrail Grip Tape Application Variation
For application, ensure the surface you are applying to is clean, dry and free from any grit or residue. There are various ways in which you can apply handrail grip tape. Here are a few suggestions below.
This will use a strip of handrail grip tape, applied lengthways along a railing and then wrapped around to join neatly around the railing. This application method is particularly suitable for long railings that have little to no support bars joining them through the middle.
Tight Spiral Application
This application requires no pre-cutting a length of material, and although a little more complex, it ensures great coverage. It also allows for more complex railings to be covered without having to stop and cut pieces. When done correctly it can be an effective time saver.
Spaced Spiral Application
Spaced spiral application is a more cost-effective application, as you can still achieve an efficient, grip-enhanced surface while making the material go further. This is only recommended for internal areas, as some of the bare railings will still be visible.
Handrail grip tape is available in rolls, sheets or die-cuts in black for immediate dispatch. For those wanting a custom option, dependent on order quantity we can supply you with handrail tape is any size, shape or color.
To enquire or place an order, please contact us by phone, email, live chat or the contact us page on the site, we will be happy to hear from you.
How to Apply 3418 Handrail Grip Tape
Light Reflectance Values
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Regulations and Certifications
Below is a table denoting what regulations standard Safety Grip meets and what certs, if any, are available.
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