We recognized a need for a company that offered products that help enhance the safety in a parking garage stairwell, commercial stairwells, emergency exits, outdoor steps, walkways, handicap ramps.
A customer wanted us to remove the old rubber stair covers and nosing; scrape off the old adhesive; cut and scarify the concrete; then coat the tread and riser with a non-skid epoxy coating.
The removal of the treads and preparation alone was a huge cost! The disruption – several weeks of work to prep and allow the coatings to cure – was prohibitive.
An extruded aluminum stair tread with an epoxy/grit filled channel that is non-skid. These stair treads go over existing steps: either wood, concrete, or metal. Floor prep is required, but not nearly to the extent if a coating were to be applied.
The product is available in up to 12’ lengths with tread depths ranging from 2.5 inches to 11 inches. There are seven standard colors and a glow in the dark, luminescent option. There is also the opportunity to add lettering or messages in the luminescent channel.
How did we find Bold Step? In our search to find a cost-effective solution for our customers, we found Bold Step. We liked the product and began to move forward with a solution for our customers.
Then something else happened… Late on a winter evening, with the darkness outside, we were leaving the office. Someone turned out the lights in the conference room. On our conference room table were those Bold Step samples. The glow in the dark sample immediately caught our attention… There it was clearly, brightly glowing in the darkness of the winter evening.
In one of those “Ah Ha” moments, we recognized that Bold Step was a product that could save lives! We recognized that Bold Step was a product with huge potential. Imagine, as we did back then, that the only way out of a building is down the emergency stairwells and that due to events caused by an emergency, the power and lights are out. This happens – even with backup generators and battery-operated emergency lighting. It happens, the power and lights fail.
Now ask yourself, “How do I get my guests, customers, patients, family, employees out of a dark building during an emergency?” That’s the question we asked, and Bold Step was the clear answer.
We realized that in addition to providing a safe surface, that the glow in the dark option for Bold Step could truly save lives. So we created FloorSafety Specialists.
We are a growing company. Our network is growing. We are actively seeking sales agents nationally who are passionate about safety and passionate about selling American made products. We are also seeking independent contractors to install Bold Step. If that’s you, then we’d like to hear from you.
Since the day that we first looked at Bold Step, we have sourced a number of other products that enhance flooring safety. We have partnered with a floor coatings manufacturer to offer a line of safety coatings with added grip.
Thank you for your interest in FloorSafety Specialists. We look forward to helping you provide safe solutions to your flooring needs with products proudly crafted in the USA.