Application and Function

Schluter-TREP-SE/-S/-B are designed to protect tiled stair edges and provide an easily visible, slip-resistant wear surface for durable, safe, and visually appealing stair-nosing design.  They are suitable for  use in areas subjected to heavy foot-traffic, such as offices or public buildings.   

The profiles feature a trapezoid-perforated anchoring leg made of stainless steel (TREP-SE) or aluminum (TREP-S and TREP-B), which is secured in the mortar bond coat beneath the tile an supports a slip-resistant thermoplastic rubber wear surface.

The tread surface of Schluter-TREP-SE/-S/-B is available in a variety of colors and can be replaced in case of damage or wear. 

The tread surface meets or exceeds the static coefficient of friction recommendation in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for use in applications where the risk of slipping exists (United States Testing Company, test method ASTM C1028, 0.6 wet, 0.8 dry).  

Schluter-TREP-B features a 2-1/8" (52 mm) wide wear surface, easily allowing the designer to produce stairs with the first and the last step marked by a 2" (50 mm) wide strip in a contrasting color to increase visibility and safety.

The leading edges of TREP-SE/-S/-B have a 5/16" (8 mm) radius.  Matching end caps are available.

Schluter-TREP-TAP is an anodized aluminum cover profile that integrates with the Schluter-TREP-S/-B stair-nosing profiles to conceal the top of the riser.