Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> general >> Stair Nosing
The nosing of a step or tread is that part that would touch a straight edge when it is laid on the stair. Any stair. Incidentally the straight edge method is a sure way of telling if the is well built. All the nosing should be in a straight line and they all should just touch.
The term nosing also refers to manufactured items that can be fixed to stairs after they have been built, for create a non slip surface, and also a highly visible surface for safety reasons.
Carborundum products like strips of coated tape, when fixed with modern epoxy glues are an excellent way to add grip to otherwise smooth and potentially dangerous steps.
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