Paving Other / Tactile Paving

What is Tactile Paving?

Tactile Paving is a system of special paving blocks or tiles with surface indicators that are used within walkways to assist pedestrians who are visually impaired. Tactile paving has surface protrusions detectable with a "long cane" or underfoot. The type of protrusion tells the pedestrian something specific about his or her location and direction within the walkway.

Vanstone produces two Tactile Paving Blocks: 1. Ramp Blocks that indicate a sudden up or down slope. Here the knobs also act as a very effective precausion against slipping. 2.Guide Blocks that indicate direction to a visually impaired pedestrian. Vantone's Tactile Paving Blocks can be used on sidewalks, footpaths, strairs and train station platforms.

Colours
Pigmented colours are cast into the concrete. The colouring is throughout the thickness of the concrete and its appearance is earthy. Bright colours can be obtained by painting with road marking paint. This can be done in the factory on request. The colours shown below are as represented by your computer screen or printer through the eyes of the camera that first took the pictures. It is approximate only and not meant to be true to the real products.
       
 Natural Grey  Red  Charcoal  Yellow
Products Description Sizes Product Codes

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Ramp Block for pedestrian or trolley ramps onto side walks with protruding knobs. While the knobs indicate slope to the visually impaired, it is also a very effective non-slip surface for all pedestrians, especially when wet.
Colours: Natural Grey, Red, Charcoal and Yellow.
320 x 320 x 75mm thick Grey
320 x 320 x 75mm thick Colours

 

P2-0201
P2-0201/C

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Guide Block for the blind with protruding ribs, 75mm thick.
Colours:
Natural Grey, Red, Charcoal and Yellow.

 

 

320 x 320 x 75mm thick Grey
320 x 320 x 75mm thick Colours

 

P2-0201/1
P2-0201/1C

Dimensions of a typical Guide Block.
The Ramp Block is similar but the knobs are different.