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Non Slip Stainless Steel Flat Bar Utilized as Nosing for Spadina WaveDeck in Toronto, Canada

The Situation:

West 8 Urban Designers & Landscape Architecture and Toit Allsopp Hillier (DTAH) took the lead on designing the Spadina WaveDeck on the waterfront in Toronto, Canada. The WaveDeck was designed with playful curves and geometry to create unique seating and access to the waterfront. The award winning idea behind the wave structure was also to give visitors different views of the water, inspired by the forever changing contours of the Canadian shoreline. Due to the fact the WaveDeck is right on the waterfront, safety was a major concern for all parties involved. In order to keep pedestrians safe on this public walkway, a slip resistant surface was required.

The Solution:

SlipNOT® recommended Grade 2 stainless steel flat bar for its aesthetically pleasing appeal, non-slip properties and corrosion resistance. The stainless steel flat bar was applied as nosing on the edges of the wooden waves used to create walkways. The stainless steel flat bar will remain slip resistant against the extreme outside weather environments and heavy use from pedestrians and cyclists.

The Impact:

The Spadina WaveDeck opened in September 2008, receiving numerous awards for design. SlipNOT® slip resistant stainless steel stair nosing incorporates safety to this public access way for pedestrians and visitors alike. SlipNOT® stainless steel also compliments the aesthetic appearance of the WaveDeck. Built with safety in mind, the Spadina WaveDeck provides functionality and art.