Waux holds a superior GRP range of stair treads, widely known as VulcaGR!P®, incorporating the highest quality anti-slip properties, with a high vision front edge combined in the manufacture of surface texture, meeting all AFA (Access for All) regulations. VulcaGR!P® stair treads are a fast and cost-effective way to upgrade existing staircases and footbridges.Delivered direct to your site, cut to size and pre-drilled, our stair tread range is easy to install and maintenance free. VulcaGR!P® Stair treads can also be manufactured to any RAL or British Standards (BS) colour, as seen at the LOROL (London Overground) upgrade scheme.

Waux VulcaGR!P® Stair Treads exceed a reading of 80 PTV in wet conditions in accordance with BS7676: Part 2; 2002 Pendulum tests. For LUL applications, this has been tested to SATRA TM144. Also manufactured in phenolic resins, it passes BS6853 toxic fume, smoke density, emissions, and surface spread of flame testing.


VulcaGR!P® Stair Tread Applications

  • Footbridges
  • Staircases
  • Site Set-Ups
  • Fire Escapes
  • Oil, water, and chemical plants

Why choose VulcaGR!P®stair treads?

  • Exceed Pendulum Test Results
  • Tested and approved for London Underground.
  • Fully AFA/DDA Compliant
  • Cut to size and pre-drilled for rapid installation.
  • Manufactured in any RAL or BS (British Standards) colour
  • Available from stock for next day delivery
  • Low Maintenance

VulcaGR!P® Stair Tread Specification.

With over 20-years’ experience pedestrian safety we are uniquely positioned to partner with architects and contractors to achieve project success.

Our in-house technical team are willing to provide practical solutions to meet and exceed the demands of any project.

Please call 020 8057 8618 for project specific advice or email us.


Waux VulcaGR!P® GRP stair treads are designed, tested, and manufactured to give the highest performance for anti-slip and anti-wear as requested by Highways and Network Rail.
They are designed specifically to eliminate slip hazards in public, industrial and commercial spaces.
VulcaGR!P® stair treads are manufactured from three key components: a GRP Substrate (flat, profiled or hand laid up), isophthalic polyester resin and silicon carbide grit. It is this coating process that lends the product its extremely high resistance to impact, abrasion, most common solvents, chemicals, acids, and hydrocarbons.
With a strong commitment to ethical sourcing, the GRP substrate is produced under license by a manufacturer accredited to BS EN ISO9002. The silicon carbide grit, that coats the surface of the VulcaGR!P® stair treads, provides a long-life span, and is also produced under a manufacturer accredited to BS EN ISO9002.

  • Cut and drilled to suit specific requirements to save install time on site.
  • Fully compliant with AfA (Access for All) and DDA guidelines
  • Can be manufactured to any RAL or BS (British Standards) colour
  • Lightweight, easy to install and low maintenance schedule.
  • Phenolic resins are available (as tested and approved for London Underground, LUL)
  • Pendulum anti-slip test results are in excess of 78 PTV in wet conditions
  • Short lead times on all stock products, despatched for next working day delivery if ordered before 1pm.

Possible applications for VulcaGR!P® Stair treads include:

  • Pedestrian Footbridges
  • Access stairs
  • Staircases
  • Site set ups (cabins)
  • Fire escapes
  • Oil, water, and chemical plants

The VulcaGR!P® stair tread range has been designed to meet the AfA/DDA requirements coupled with the HSE and Rail anti-slip standards, but can be used as a tread repair product, surface mounted. This gives many more years use to an existing stairway, giving longevity and medium to heavy use properties to the front of the step edge, where most of the impact will occur. With varying resin formulae, this product can be used in over ground or sub-surface areas.
The VulcaGR!P® stair treads can be fitted to any substrate of Concrete, Timber, Steel, Terrazzo or Aluminium but for guidance on the best use, please contact us on 020 8057 8618.

Product Code Length (mm) Width (mm) Thickness (mm) Colour
1001W 1000 350 6 Black/White
1001Y 1000 350 6 Black/Yellow
1002W 2000 345 6 Black/White
1002Y 2000 345 6 Black/Yellow
1003W 3000 345 6 Black/White
1003Y 3000 345 6 Black/Yellow
1004Y 3000 400 6 Black/Yellow
1005Y 2500 345 6 Black/Yellow
1006W 2500 345 6 Black/White
*Bespoke sizes and colours can be manufactured upon request.

For full installation guides, or maintenance and cleaning advice, please download the full technical data sheet or speak to a technical expert on 020 805 8618.


To meet the demands of approved anti-slip products in the Rail industry, specifically the London Underground, Waux VulcaGR!P® range manufactured in GP Glass 1 & Phenolic resins was tested in accordance with London Underground E6464 A2 Engineering Standards (SATRA TM144).


“With regard to slip resistance, the sample submitted under reference VulcaGR!P antislip surface finish – GP, Class 1 & Phenolic Resins has satisfied the requirements of London Underground E6464 A2 Engineering Standard.”

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