Tactile flooring is designed to warn visually impaired pedestrians when they are approaching a change in surface underfoot or hazardous areas such as railway platforms, pedestrian crossings and stairs. They come in 400 x 400mm.
In-line Blister Tactiles
This design provides warnings in the absence of a curb less than 25mm high. The surface is an essential safety feature as its terrain differentiates where a footway ends and where the carriageway begins. The tiles also allow wheelchair users access to cross roads with ease.
Off-Set Blister Tactile Flooring
Flat-topped domes set in even rows, parallel to the direction of travel to the train. The surface can be any colour (apart from red) to provide a contrast to assist partially sighted people.
Corduroy Tactile Flooring
This surface warns of the presence of specific hazards including steps, level crossings, or the approach of street light rapid transit (LRT) platforms.