Detectable warning tiles are a vital requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which help to ensure all areas open to the public are easily and safely accessible by all members of the public, regardless of ability. These truncated dome tiles can be seen installed in any number of public places, including outdoor spaces like curb ramps and parking lots, and are used to warn pedestrians of upcoming potential hazards or changes in the path ahead.
While the ADA outlines stringent requirements for ADA tiles, the installation type may vary from project to project. Finding the right application of ADA tiles for your property not only enhances accessibility, but can bring many other benefits to your project.
The installation of surface applied ADA tiles can provide many benefits to any project.
While it is common for ADA tiles to be installed into wet-set cement, this can cause a myriad of challenges for existing surfaces. With surface applied ADA tiles, however, all concrete demolition, and any of the associated challenges, can be avoided, allowing for an easy, code-compliant upgrade to any space.
Unlike cast in place ADA tiles, which are installed in wet cement, surface applied detectable warning pavers are installed on top of the existing concrete surface, with the use of premium adhesive and fasteners.
Easy to Install
Partly due to their light weight, surface applied ADA tiles are easy to handle, and easy to install. Installing right on the existing substrate, the installation of these detectable warning pavers only takes a few minutes. Opting for an FRP composite tile allows for easy on-site cutting to create custom installations and accommodate any radius application.
Additionally, surface applied ADA tiles are installed flush to the substrate, eliminating the potential for slip and trip related injuries.
Ideal for Interiors
Because the installation of surface applied ADA tiles does not require any demolition of existing substrates, these detectable warning pavers are ideal for interior applications. Easily applied on any existing substrate, surface applied ADA tiles can be installed in any building to meet ADA requirements, without costly renovations.
Available in a variety of colors, the installation of ADA tiles can work to compliment your building’s design rather than distract from the overall look and feel of the space.
The permanent installation created between ADA tile and substrate, from the use of a premium adhesive and fasteners, provides a highly durable ADA tile installation. Due to their strength and permanent installation, surface applied ADA tiles will not buckle under harsh weather conditions, become worn down under heavy foot traffic or lift from the concrete in any way.
In addition to meeting code compliance and enacting public accessibility, the installation of surface applied ADA tiles can provide your project with many benefits! From negating the need for costly and timely demolition to increased durability, surface applied ADA tiles are the ideal choice for many projects.
As the industry’s leader in detectable warning surfaces, Access®Tile offers a full line of carefully designed and expertly manufactured surface applied ADA tiles, available in a wide range of colors, sizes and radius sizes to accommodate any area requiring the installation of ADA tiles.
Our industry-leading detectable warning pavers are also available as a replaceable cast in place configuration, ideal for new construction.