GRP Composite Flat Sheet & Anti Slip Products

  • Stair Treads

  • Anti Slip Stair Treads

  • Anti Slip Spiral Stair Treads

  • Message Sheet and Treads

  • Ideal for Fire Escapes

  • DDA Compliant Stair Treads

  • Gritted Angled Nosing

  • Luminescent Nosed Stair Tread

GRP Anti-Slip Stair Tread Covers provide an excellent solution to the problem of slippery metal/wood or crumbling concrete substrates.

Ideal for fire escapes or potentially dangerous or high traffic stairways.

Available to 3m wide by 1m deep with 55mm, DDA complaint, nose to conform with current building regulations..

Anti-Slip Stair Treads & Noses

GRP anti-slip treads provide a quick and effective solution to worn slippery and uneven steps; they are a robust, durable and extremely slip resistant product. Available in any RAL colour with optional contrasting nose detail (usually high visibility white or yellow – luminescent colours available too). An ideal solution to Health & Safety problems.

Installing these hard wearing anti-slip treads is quite simple using adhesive and /or mechanical fixings such as screws or bolts. Each installation will have its own criteria but there are a number of operations and procedures that are applicable in all instances. For more details download our PDF: An Installation Guide.

 Smyth Composites have developed a unique way of displaying messages on stair treads and flooring where the message is an integral part of the product not just painted on post production. This means the message will remain in place and will not wear off – even after many years.  For more information on these “Message Treads” please contact us.



Key Benefits

  • Non Corrosive
  • Non Conductive
  • Made to Measure
  • Choice of Thickness
  • Guaranteed for 15 years against mechanical failure
  • Extremely Hard Wearing
  • Easy to Install
  • Available up to 3000mm long
  • Standard or Fire Rated Options
  • Grit from “Bare Foot” to “Ultra-Coarse”
  • Easily Cleaned (Cleaning & Maintenance Guide)

Premier Treads

Smyth Composites are leading the industry with the new “Premier Tread”. When “Standard” treads are required to have a contrasting nose, a pigmented gel coat is painted on top of the main plate. To produce “Premier” treads the whole nose area is pigmented right through during production. This means that as the nose area wears down (albeit after many years) the “Premier Tread” retains its contrasting colour.


Fast delivery. Excellent customer service…………


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After researching many forms of grit, Smyth Composites elected to use either  Fused Alumina or Quartz due to their superior qualities and suitability for the anti-slip applications. Other types such as Bauxite are available by special order. The grit is available in a variety of grades:

Ultra-Fine (Barefoot), Fine, Medium, Coarse, Ultra-Coarse

Panel Size and Thickness

Panels can be manufactured to any length but with a width restriction of 1500mm. Standard product range can be manufactured to literally any thickness from 2mm upward. As this is a handmade product, containing various raw materials, tolerances apply to both size and thickness which may vary depending on the specifications ordered.  Occasionally we can accommodate “oversized specials” – please contact us for details.

Fire Resistance

Products can be manufactured to either:


Unlike other “Plastic” glazing products GRP will not drip, melt or soften in the event of fire.  For an explanation of the different ratings click here


Thermal Conductivity:   0.2w/mK

Tensile Strength:            123MPa

Tensile Modulus:            7.1GPa

GRP is 7 times stronger than mild steel
on a weight for weight basis

Flexural Strength:    193 MPa

As standard, we used chopped-strand fiberglass… Flexural Strength can be enhanced by the addition of woven reinforcement if required.

Colour Range

Black, Grey (RAL 7001) and Yellow (08 E 51) colour as a standard.  However, panels can be manufactured to any non-metallic coded colour from the following ranges:

A Colour Matching Service is also available.

Pendulum Test Results


Thermal Co-Efficient of Expansion: 30 x 10^ (-6)Deg C

Compared with many other plastics GRP has minimal expansion and contraction characteristics and will not bow or warp in extreme temperatures.

To Download Tech Spec PDF Click Here


MV Hebridean Isles

Smyth Composites were contacted by a crew member of MV Hebridean Isles who was responsible for a project to replace the old worn stair treads throughout the ship. He’d previously contacted several other companies but wasn’t impressed with the quality of their product or the prices offered!

After receiving samples of our Standard and Premier Stair Treads, and on hearing our very competitive prices, he decided to order enough Premier Treads to complete 2 stairways on a trial basis. After a successful installation and trial period enough treads were ordered to complete a further 6 stairways.

Smyth Composites are delighted to have supplied these anti-slip stair treads to MV Hebridean Isles and look forward to supplying her sister ships and those of other companies going forward.


Offshore Installations

Anti-Slip Stair Treads on Malaysian Oil RigOffshore Rig in Malaysia with anti slip stair treads

In order to meet the high standards of Health & Safety required for offshore installations operators are increasingly making use of GRP Anti-Slip products. Be it flat sheet for gangways, or for steps, stair treads with contrasting coloured noses – both offer excellent anti-slip properties. These are normally supplied with a medium grit finish but for areas where oil spills are likely coarse grit is utilised.


DHL Fire Escape

DHL Fire EscapeDHL Warehouse Fire Escape with SComp anti slip stair treads and flooringFire Escape (DHL) with SComp anti slip stair treads and flooring

Like many companies DHL have identified an issue with steel fire escapes and that is they can become very slippery when wet.
This new fire escape at a DHL distribution centre in The Netherlands was fitted with Smyth Composites Anti Slip Stair Treads to lessen the risk of people slipping when rushing out of the building and down the fire escape in the event of a fire.


Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport - Airplane Steps with SComp anti slip stair treadsBirmingham Airport Steps with SComp anti slip stair treadsClose Up of Birmingham Airport - Airplane Steps fitted with SComp anti slip stair treadsClose Up of Birmingham Airport Steps showing SComp anti slip stair treads

As part of an ongoing refurbishment programme Alson Engineering Ltd were tasked by Birmingham Airport Authority to upgrade the treads on various airplane steps. Knowing our reputation for quality anti slip stair treads and our bespoke cutting service Alson Eng came to Smyth Composites to supply the materials required and were delighted at the rate we supplied them at!


Spiral Staircase

Morris Fabrications, a leading Architectural Metalworking company in the West Midlands were contracted to design and erect a spiral staircase in the new offices of a prestigious client.   Part of the remit stated that the steps had to have a non-slip tread.  Smyth Composites were selected as the supplier and drawings were issued.  From the drawings we were able to manufacture the anti-slip spiral stair treads to the correct sizes for easy installation by Morris Fabrications.  The end user is delighted with the result.


Swimming Pool Flume Stairway

SComp Anti-Slip Stair Treads on Swimming Pool StairwayBarefoot Grade Anti Slip GRP Sheet

The Time Capsule is a Water Park/Leisure Complex situated in Coatbridge near Glasgow.

The scope of work included the installation of GRP staircases and platforms to house the “Tornado Tandrum” flume and the installation of a replacement “Spiral Style” staircase leading to existing flumes.


Nosings Installed by Prepcoat (Ghana)

Prepcoat (Ghana) anti slip stair nosingPrepcoat (Ghana) anti slip stair nosing

Prepcoat (Ghana) , our representatives in the region, have undertaken the successful installation of anti-slip stair nosing over metal chequer-plate stairs in order to improve safety.

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