Hard-wearing and safe stairs
Terraklinker natural extruded stoneware is widely used to tile staircases, not only for its robust appearance, but also because using Terraklinker makes stairs extremely resistant and safe. They can be used in regions with extreme weather conditions (temperatures below – 40ºC). On the other hand, Terraklinker ceramics are highly resistant to slipping, achieving category R12 in the Din 51130 test and category C in the Din 51097 test. It is important to stress that the non-slip property is inherent to all the pieces of Terraklinker´s collections. Therefore, staircases with natural stoneware Terraklinker are safe despite rain and humidity.
Terraklinker meets the requirements of the Technical Building Code (CTE in Spain) which regulates the quality standards for building construction in Spain. These regulations establish the basic construction safety specifications. According to the basic requirements of Safety of Use against the risk of falls (SU1), in relation to ceramic tiles, it is established that “floor surfaces shall be suitable for facilitating circulation and preventing people from slipping”. Terraklinker floor tiles meet the requirements and have been awarded a grade 3 classification, the required grade for materials for paving outdoor areas.
For an optimal fixing of klinker step tiles, we recommend following our data sheet informing about the fixing of klinker step tiles.
Decorative elements for staircases
The range of pieces designed for the staircases is very wide since it is possible to choose between four models of steps: the straight step tile (A), the Florentine step tile (B), the minimalist step tile (C) and the interior step tile. The steps tiles (A & B) go along with their step bullnoses and their angular pieces, those pieces allow an aesthetic and more resistant finish.
The decorative element of the staircases are the step risers. You can choose between several styles: minimalist with the smooth step riser, decorated with the glazed step risers Jessen & Ruhi or go for a natural stone from our Stratus collection. You may prefer one of our borders on mesh for the round staircases. Both the Stratus step risers and the borders on mesh allow a continuous riser.
For the railing we provide two models of handrails to match the step tiles and the balustrade.