Warning Tactile vs Guidance Tactile: What’s the Difference
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In public infrastructure projects across Canada, from interior streetscapes to transit hubs, ensuring accessibility and safety for all users is a key priority. This is especially crucial when accommodating the needs of citizens with visual disabilities. Tactile walking surface indicators (TWSIs) provide an invaluable communication interface between pedestrians and the built environment.
Advantage Tactile Systems offers robust and durable stainless steel tactile solutions engineered to deliver long-lasting performance even under punishing loads. Their single domes and bars are designed to withstand decades of heavy foot traffic while providing essential textured cues.
Advantage Tactile Systems provides individual stainless steel domes and bars as part of their code-compliant detectable warning systems. These are available with a choice of textures and finishes.
Key products include:
These domes and bars are designed to be surface-applied onto existing concrete or asphalt. The installation involves drilling into the substrate and securing each piece individually with adhesive anchors. The products can also be customized with radial edges to accommodate curved boundaries.
Stainless steel and cast iron give Advantage single domes and bars unmatched durability compared to traditional polymer tactile products. These robust metals withstand decades of intensive foot traffic, vehicle loads, extreme weather, and maintenance abrasion - still providing continuous slip resistance and hazard warnings.
Key properties that make these single domes/bars extraordinarily sturdy include:
By harnessing the innate advantages of steel and iron, Advantage Tactile Systems engineered single domes and bars that truly stand the test of time despite punishing conditions.
Proper installation is crucial to actualize the full durability benefits of these robust single domes/bars. Certified installers undertake the following key steps:
The domes/bars must be left undisturbed during curing. When cured, the adhesive creates a tenacious bond between the metal and substrate. Additionally, sealant is applied around the perimeter of each dome/bar for waterproofing. These measures result in a long-lasting installation able to withstand heavy loads.
Advantage Tactile single domes and bars meet stringent accessibility requirements. Key compliance features include:
These domes and bars can be customized to specifications like:
The ideal code-compliant tactile solution can be tailored to any public project by consulting designers and installers.
Advantage Tactile’s robust single domes and bars are commonly seen enhancing accessibility and safety in settings like:
Advantage single domes and bars are designed for minimal maintenance. However, some care is needed:
With simple care, Advantage single domes and bars reliably indicate hazards and guide accessibility for decades.
Tactile Solutions Canada proudly supplies and installs Advantage Tactile Systems’ premium single domes and bars to enhance public realm accessibility from coast to coast. These products withstand heavy foot traffic and ensure safer movement across the facilities.