Amtico selects Gradus XT Bronze stair edgings for Head Office

Amtico selects Gradus XT Bronze stair edgings for Head Office

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) manufacturer Amtico selected Gradus’s new XT Bronze stair edgings to complement the design scheme at its newly refurbished Head Office.

The Head Office, based in Coventry, welcomes clients and professionals from all aspects of the flooring industry and an attractive, hardwearing stair edging was required for the central staircase.

The manufacturer selected XT Bronze in the BKXT5A profile in Satin Bronze finish combined with Gradus’ new metal castellated slip-resistant insert in the matching Satin Bronze finish, creating an elegant, classic look to complement the tones featured within their chosen floorcoverings on the stairs and surrounding areas. In line with recommendation within Project Rainbow and ADM, the Satin Bronze castellated insert provided an LRV (Light Reflectance Value) difference of at least 30 points between the stair edging and surrounding floorcoverings to achieve a suitable contrast.

By selecting the metal castellated insert, visitors to Amtico’s Head Office will be provided with an additional layer of safety thanks to the insert’s unique design, which extends around the entire leading edge of the step, ensuring that foot contact is always made with its slip-resistant element when descending stairs.

Chris Newey, Gradus Sales Manager, comments:

“The key with this project was to find a balance between style and practicality, using a product that has a premium appearance while also enhancing visitor’s safety thanks to the market-leading solution for reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls on stairs.”

Christina Beedle, Executive Assistant, from Amtico adds:

“We required a stair edging system that could withstand people accessing and using the staircases daily, but it was also equally important that it provided a stylish finish that complemented the beautiful LVT flooring we had chosen for our Head Office.

“We’re extremely pleased with the finished outcome, not only do the Gradus XT Bronze stair edgings look great, but we also have the added reassurance that they have been manufactured by a company with over 50 years’ experience.”

Paul Cassell, Managing Director at PMC Flooring who fitted the stair edgings, said:

“Gradus were excellent to work with. They are always there if we need their support, from the start to the finish of each project. It was great to be able to use XT Bronze stair edgings with matching inserts – they were very easy to work with and install, and they looked fantastic once they were fitted.”


Designed for use in interior heavy-traffic environments such as retail, hospitality, leisure and commercial offices, XT Bronze offers the perfect stair edging solution, offering excellent levels of safety without compromise on style and looks. Reducing slips, trips and falls through a selection of Interior, Xtra-grip and Metal Castellated insert formats, XT Bronze is offered in Polished Bronze or Satin Bronze channel finishes, with matching finishes also available across complementary accessories including nap trims and welded corners.

To find out more about Gradus’s range of stair edgings and flooring accessories, please download the dedicated catalogue here:

Alternatively, please contact your local Gradus representative, or call Gradus Technical Support on 01625 428922.