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Global stair nosing market was valued at US$ 1.04 Billion in 2022, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2023 to 2030.

The global stair nosing market encompasses the manufacturing, distribution, and installation of stair nosing products, which are essential for enhancing safety, preventing slips and falls, and preserving the structural integrity of stairs. Stair nosing is a safety feature installed on the edge of stairs to provide improved visibility, tread support, and durability.

The market for stair nosing has witnessed significant growth due to the increasing emphasis on safety regulations, growing awareness of stair safety, and the expanding construction and infrastructure development projects worldwide. Stair nosing finds applications in various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and public spaces such as offices, hospitals, schools, airports, and shopping centers.

One of the key drivers of the global stair nosing market is the strict implementation of safety regulations and building codes across different regions. Governments and regulatory bodies worldwide enforce these standards to ensure the safety of occupants and prevent accidents on stairs. Compliance with these regulations has fueled the demand for stair nosing as an essential safety measure.

Global Stair Nosing Market- Regional Insights

Global stair nosing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa.

In North America, stair nosing market is prominent due to the region's construction industry and stringent workplace safety regulations. Due to strong emphasis on building codes, there huge demand for stair nosing in both commercial and residential buildings. The region's focus on workplace safety and compliance is expected to boost adoption of stair nosing as a crucial safety measure to prevent accidents and enhance overall building safety. North America has a well-established market for construction products and technologies that provides a conducive environment for the stair nosing market growth. The presence of key manufacturers and suppliers in the region further strengthens the market growth, offering a wide range of product options to meet the diverse needs of customers. North America plays a significant role in driving global stair nosing market growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the construction industry in the United States experienced significant growth in recent years. For instance, in 2020, the total value of construction put in place in the United States amounted to approximately $1.43 trillion. This thriving construction sector creates a strong demand for construction-related products, including stair nosing.

Figure 1. Global Stair Nosing Market Share (%), By Region, 2022


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Global Stair Nosing Market- Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Global Stair Nosing Market has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The outbreak of the pandemic and subsequent measures taken by governments worldwide to curb the spread of virus had far-reaching effects on various sectors including construction and building materials.

This affected demand for stair nosing products, as construction projects either came to a halt or experienced reduced activity. The closure of non-essential businesses, including retail stores, further hampered the market growth, as it limited the availability of stair nosing products to end users.

Moreover, the economic uncertainties and financial constraints caused by the pandemic led to decline in investment in new construction projects. Many businesses and individuals postponed or scaled back their construction plans, resulting in reduced demand for stair nosing products.

Global supply chains were severely disrupted due to factory closures, transportation challenges, and restrictions on international trade. This impacted the production and distribution of stair nosing materials and components, and thus, leading to shortage and delays in product availability

However, as lockdown restrictions eased and construction activities gradually resumed, demand for stair nosing products started to recover. The focus on health and safety measures, particularly in public buildings and commercial spaces, increased the emphasis on compliance with building codes and safety standards, and thus, boosting demand for stair nosing installation and replacement.

Global Stair Nosing Market– Drivers

Increasing Investments in Infrastructure and Construction

Stair nosing is an extended portion at the edge of the stair that prevent accidents. This extended portion also prevents the breakage of stair treads. Furthermore, rising demand for stair designing due to government’s investments in construction and infrastructure development is expected to drive the market growth.

For instance, in 2020, the U.S. witnessed a significant focus on building infrastructure. The country's government introduced the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a US$ 1.2 trillion  bipartisan bill aimed at enhancing the nation's infrastructure. The bill focuses on funding various projects including roads, bridges, public transit, and airports. Such extensive infrastructure investments increased construction activities, and thus, boosting demand for safety features like stair nosing.

Stringent Guidelines for Stair Designing

The guidelines for designing stair, treads, and stair nosing have reduced accidents caused by stairs. According to RoSPA – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, in 2022, it was analyzed that in the U.K., 700 people die every year due to stair accident which is greater than the number of people died on construction sites. Also, 43,000 people are hospitalized every year due to stair accidents.

Over the past years, the U.K. government has developed various building regulations such as Building Regulation Document K and Building Regulation Document M. These regulations define the dimension of stair nosing between 50-65mm and 30-55mm, the color of the stair nosing should be different from the floor color, slip resistance tread surface of stair nosing, and others. The British Standard 5395-1 is updated into building regulations. Hence, the updated regulations will improve safety and have 60% reduction in stair accident. Hence, such regulations helps to increase safety and drive the stair nosing market growth.

 Stair Nosing Market Report Coverage 

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 1.09 Bn 
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 5.8% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 1.71 Bn 
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Foot Traffic: Low traffic, Medium traffic, and High traffic
  • By Operating Environment: Indoor and Outdoor
  • By Application: Residential, Commercial, and Industrial
  • By Material: Wood, Aluminum, Rubber, Brass, PVC, and Others
  • By Stair Type:  Curved, Raked, and Slanted Back 
Companies covered:

Quantum Profile Systems Ltd., Amstep Products, Novaproducts Global, Optimum Technologies, Inc., Tarkett S.A., MEISHUO Building Materials Co. Ltd., Kinesik Engineered Products, Spectrum Floors, C.A.T. LTD. and Litokol.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing investments in infrastructure and construction
  • Increasing awareness about workplace safety
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Lack of awareness about stair nosing
  • Installation complexities and retrofit challenges

Global Stair Nosing Market– Opportunities

Increasing Focus on Safety and Regulation

Safety regulations and standards related to staircases and stairs are becoming more stringent globally. This presents an opportunity for stair nosing manufacturers to offer innovative solutions that meet or exceed these safety requirements. As businesses and organizations prioritize the safety of their occupants, there has been huge demand for stair nosing products that minimize slip and trip hazards on stairs. For Instance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the United States and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the United Kingdom have specific guidelines for stair safety, including the use of stair nosing.

Infrastructure Development Projects

Infrastructure development projects such as the construction of commercial buildings, residential complexes, airports, and transportation facilities provide significant opportunities for the global stair nosing market. As new infrastructure projects are undertaken worldwide, there has been growing need for stair nosing solutions that enhance safety and comply with building codes and regulations. For instance, in the United States, the Biden administration's proposed infrastructure plan aims to invest $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects, including the construction and renovation of buildings. Similar infrastructure investment plans are being implemented in other countries worldwide, providing opportunities for the stair nosing market.

Global Stair Nosing Market– Trends

Rising Demand for Anti-Slip Contrast Nosing

Anti-slip strips can be added to the edge of the staircase. It helps users in visually recognizing the presence of a step edge of the stair. The contrasting shade of the stair nosing adds an attractive layer to the stair that is clearly visible by the users with poor vision. There are several players that offers anti-slip contrast nosing. For instance, FibreGrid's, a U.K.-based supplier of anti- slip products, offers anti slip stair nosing, an affordable mode to lesser the danger of slips and falls. The most common place for individuals to trip and fall is at the edge of the step. These anti- slip stair nosing will safeguard this area without changing in the design of the original staircase. These are reliable and easy to install.

Increasing demand for products such as illuminated stair nosing

Companies are offering illuminated stair nosing which are equipped with lighting. For instance, VPI Corporation, a U.S. based company, is providing illuminated stair nosing. When a person walks over the stair or stair nosing, next stair gets illuminated making it safe and easier for a person to walk on. Thus, growing adoption of IoT-based solutions is expected to offer optimal growth opportunities for market players in the near future.

Emphasis on Slip Resistance and Safety

Safety is a primary concern when it comes to stairs, and slip resistance is a crucial factor in stair nosing selection. The market is witnessing huge demand for slip-resistant materials and designs that improve traction and reduce the risk of accidents. Manufacturers are investing in research and development to create innovative solutions that meet or exceed safety regulations and standards.

Global Stair Nosing Market– Restraints

Lack of Awareness about Stair Nosing

There is lack of awareness about stair nosing among people. Stair nosing prevents slips and falls, and it has anti-slip properties. It helps to reduce the breakage of tread. Stair nosing is beneficial for people with poor vision. But, there is lack of awareness among people about stair nosing. The usage of stair nosing in residential areas is potentially low, especially where the danger is high and people of different age group such as children, adults, and old age resides. Increased the risk of accident can lead to severe damages such as fractures, head injury, and others. 

Installation Complexities and Retrofit Challenges

Retrofitting stair nosing in existing buildings can be a challenging task, especially if the staircases have unique dimensions or structures. The complexity of installation and associated costs can deter some property owners from adopting stair nosing solutions. Manufacturers need to address these challenges by providing installation guidelines, simplified retrofit solutions, and professional support.

Figure 2. Global Stair Nosing Market Share (%), By Application, 2022  


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Global Stair Nosing Market- Segmentation

Global Stair Nosing Market report is segmented into foot traffic, operating environment, application, material, stair type, and region.

Based on Foot Traffic, the market is segmented into Low Traffic, Medium Traffic, and High Traffic

Based on Operating Environment, the market is segmented into Indoor and Outdoor

Based on Application, the market is segmented into Residential, Commercial, and Industrial

Based on Material, the market is segmented into Wood, Aluminum, Rubber, Brass, PVC, and Others

Based on Stair Type, the market is segmented into Curved, Raked, and Slanted Back

Based on Region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa

Based on Application, residential segment accounts for the largest share of the market, followed by commercial segment. Increasing demand for new homes and renovations is expected to drive the residential segment growth.

Global Stair Nosing Market: Key Developments

In 2020, Gradus Ltd, a prominent manufacturer of flooring and stair edgings, launched a new range of stair nosing named Stratus. The Stratus range features a combination of design and safety, and provides enhanced slip resistance and visibility. The product launch aims to meet the increasing demand for stylish and functional stair nosing in commercial and public spaces.

In 2020, Quantum Flooring Solutions, a leading manufacturer of specialist flooring products, launched Quantum XT range of stair nosing. The XT range features a unique design that combines strength, durability, and improved slip resistance. The launch emphasized the importance of safety and compliance with building regulations in the stair nosing market.

Global Stair Nosing Market: Key Companies Insights

Key players operating in the global stair nosing market are Quantum Profile Systems Ltd., Amstep Products, Novaproducts Global, Optimum Technologies, Inc., Tarkett, MEISHUO Building, Materials Co. Ltd., Kinesik Engineered Products, Spectrum Floors, C.A.T. LTD and Litokol

*Definition: Stair nosing is a projection in the horizontal direction at the end of the stair. The end part of the stair is the most crucial part as foot traffic is highest at this region of the stair. Stair nosing is used to prevent slipping accidents while using stairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Global Stair Nosing Market is estimated to surpass US$ 1.71 Bn by 2030.

Major players operating in the market include Quantum Profile Systems Ltd., Amstep Products, Novaproducts Global, Optimum Technologies, Inc., Tarkett, MEISHUO Building, Materials Co. Ltd., Kinesik Engineered Products, Spectrum Floors, C.A.T. LTD and Litokol

Among application, residential segment held the dominant position in the market in 2022, and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period.

Increasing construction activities, coupled with stringent staircase safety standards are some of the major factors that are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period.

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