The project for On Deck was about more than just safety. The stair treads the company was looking to get were not for some back staircase where function is the main priority. On Deck was looking for a grand staircase, a centerpiece for its new office space. Thankfully, SlipNOT® not only has safe stair treads, but it also has different finish options to make them more aesthetically pleasing.
After reviewing specifications, SlipNOT® provided On Deck with (21) various sized pieces of steel plate to be used as stair treads and a landing. The steel was coated in Grade 1 steel and painted black. The Grade 1 coating provides a high coefficient of friction while maintaining a minimum surface roughness, which is preferred over the more course coatings often used in industrial and high traffic settings. Applied properly, the black paint does not compromise the slip resistant properties of the surface. This means it is a perfect solution to make the stair treads more aesthetically pleasing than a standard mill finish.