Photoluminescent Step Edge Markings

IKEA Landscape stair night F4171 Stair Nosing

Ecoglo photoluminescent step edge products provide step edge visibility and enhance egress speed in all light conditions. Ecoglo has a wide range of products available for different stairs finishes including concrete, metal, carpet, tile and more.sem Ecoglo is the product of choice by major facilities around the word to help mitigate risk and reduce liability.

Luminous Step Edge Markings within interior exit stairways of high rise buildings are required by the following Building and Fire codes:

  • IBC/IFC 2009, 2012 section 1024.2.1
  • IBC/IFC 2015 section 1025.2.1
  • NYC LL 141 Section 1024.2.1
  • NYC LL26 RS 6.1 Section 2.2.2
  • NFPA 101 section
A solid and continuous stripe shall be applied to the horizontal leading edge of each step and shall extend for the full length of the step. Outlining stripes shall have a minimum horizontal width of 1 inch (25 mm) and a maximum width of 2 inches (51 mm). The leading edge of the stripe shall be placed not more than 1/2 inch (12.7mm) from the leading edge of the step and the stripe shall not overlap the leading edge of the step by not more than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) down the vertical face of the step.
Exception: The minimum width of 1 inch (25 mm) shall not apply to outlining stripes listed in accordance with UL 1994.

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Ecoglo photoluminescent strips are installed using ecoglo recommended premium polyurethane adhesive. The strength of the adhesive and rigidity of the product results in a permanent installation. Ecoglo E series contrast strips are ideal for stairs required by code to have luminous path markings. Ecoglo Contrast strips can be installed on concrete, wood and metal stairs.

Ecoglo Flat Stair nosings are installed with adhesive and mechanical fasteners or adhesive only. They can be used on a range of substrates including concrete, timber, tiles, steel, checker plate, resilient flooring and thin carpeted stairs.

Ecoglo Photoluminescent cast in place stair nosings are installed into wet concrete, flush with the concrete floor.

Ecoglo photoluminescent carpet stair nosings are installed on carpeted stairs using adhesive and mechanical fasteners.


M4.10 Tile Nosing profile is compatible with tiles that are between 3/16” and 11/32”
M4.125 Tile Nosing profile is compatible with tiles that are between 3/8” and 1/2”

Ecoglo resilient tile stair nosings are installed flush with resilient flooring, or other thin floor materials that have a similar thickness.