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SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR DURABILITY AND DETECTABILITY IN TACTILE WARNING SYSTEMS

Armor-Tile® is the world leader in ADA compliant truncated domes and detectable warning surfaces. We offer a wide variety of versatile detectable warning systems that can be easily installed anywhere they may be required – because we care about making every area accessible to the visually impaired. Choose Armor-Tile® for truncated domes tactile systems that are industry-leading in impact and wear resistance, weathering, burn and chemical resistance, detectability, and slip resistance. 

Armor-Tile Tactile System Cast in Place Tile

CAST IN PLACE

Armor-Tile® Cast in Place is the world leader in tactile detectable warning systems packaged into the lowest cost installation system available. Cast in Place tiles can be easily installed directly into wet set concrete and can be easily replaced when necessary. We manufacture our truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles using a diamond-hard vitrified polymer composite that is the industry leader for durability, weather and wear resistance. Our ADA solutions can also be easily cut to conform to angled and radius ramps and are available in ten standard colors available with Federal Color identification.

Cast in Place products are extremely versatile, and can be installed in ADA curb ramps, pedestrian crossings, parking areas, and many more locations.

Armor-Tile Tactile System Surface Applied Tile

SURFACE APPLIED

Armor-Tile® Surface Applied tiles are designed to install into any existing cured concrete surface where a detectable warning surface is required. These Armor-Tile® tactile systems are very cost effective, and we have designed them with beveled edges to provide a smooth transition from any walking surface onto the tactile system that exceeds ADA requirements. Installing the Surface Applied tiles is easy thanks to the use of our Tactile Bond and surface applied adhesive along with tamper proof stainless-steel Axis™ Fasteners for long-term durability.

These detectable warning panels offer a simple, more cost-effective alternative to our wet set Cast in Place tiles, as the tiles can be installed after construction is complete. In cases when dealing with unforeseen site conditions, our Surface Applied tiles can be easily cut, which doesn’t void the warranty, to fit any surface – allowing the installer a great deal of flexibility. This flexibility means the tiles can be applied to any number of surfaces, including ADA curb ramps, pedestrian crossings, transit platforms, escalator approaches, and many more. These tiles are also lightweight and extremely easy to handle. Overall, Surface Applied is a cost-effective and easy to install tactile walking surface indicator system that is ideal for your next project.

Armor-Tile Tactile System Herculite Series

HERCULITE SERIES

Armor-Tile® Replaceable Herculite series is crafted from a polymer Herculite composition with fiberglass reinforcement that is diamond hard. This tile’s innovative design allows for quick and easy replacement if necessary, so that you can consistently provide ADA solutions to the visually impaired. Armor-Tile® truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles are the industry-leaders in durability, weather and wear resistance – making them the ideal product for your ADA needs. Our tiles also come with a 5-year warranty, so that you are in our capable hands in the rare case of any error.

We engineered the Replaceable Herculite series tiles to be fully compliant with every ADA government guideline and regulation, and as such the product can be easily installed across a variety of applications, including parking areas, transit platforms, an ADA curb ramp, and many more. Armor-Tile™ is here to provide you with industry-leading ADA solutions.

Armor-Tile Modular Pavar Tile

MODULAR PAVER

Armor-Tile® Modular Paver manufactured from a diamond-hard vitrified polymer composite and filled with high strength polymeric concrete to ensure the tactile system is incredibly dense, durable, and strong. This innovative combination of diamond-hard vitrified polymer and high strength polymeric concrete has vaulted our Modular Paver tiles to lead the industry in terms of durability, weather and wear resistance. Installing our Modular Paver tile is also a breeze, as it can be set in a grout bed or drypac or dray laid on a compacted fill. It can also be installed in a wide variety of sites, as the tile can be easily cut to conform to angled and radius ramps.

Our Modular Paver tile is a cost-effective option when building new ADA curb ramps and platform edges. This detectable warning surface also features a smooth transition, from any walking surface, that meets every ADA regulation and guideline. This tile also sustains dynamic vehicle loading and passes the important AASHTO HS20-44 Wheel Load Test. Overall, our Modular Paver is the ideal truncated domes detectable warning strip for an incredible variety of applications, including ADA curb ramps, transit platforms, multi-model transit stations, pedestrian crossings, and many more.

Armor-Tile Tactile System Detectable Directional Tile

DETECTABLE GUIDANCE

Armor-Tile® Detectable Guidance Tiles are ideally used as tactile pathways for the visually impaired community at pedestrian crossings at roadways. They feature one of Armor-Tile™’s lowest installation costs, as the integral embedment flanges complete anchoring system is easily installed at a cost-effective price. This detectable warning product is installed at less than ¼” above the adjacent surface for ideal detectability. Available in 11 different ADA regulated colors, including Federal Yellow, Pearl White, Onyx Black, and Ocean Blue, these detectable guidance tiles will allow the visually impaired to freely navigate your roadways safely and efficiently.

Armor-Tile Modular Pavar Tile

DETECTABLE DIRECTIONAL

Armor-Tile® detectable directional tiles are a cost-effective ADA solution for both retrofitting sites or facilities and new construction. Our detectable directional products are ideal for university campuses, parks, sidewalks, and transit facilities so the visually impaired have unimpeded access to your grounds. Every tile is supplied as a complete and ready system. Our ADA tile is also shipped with our Tactile Bond and surface applied adhesive, tamper-proof stainless-steel Axis™ Fasteners, and sealant. Installing our products is exceedingly easy, and they are guaranteed to stay safe and secure with unmatched durability.

Complete with beveled edges for smooth transitions between walking surfaces, our ADA approved detectable directional tiles are available in a variety of sizes for your use. They can also be applied to any application you have in mind, including ADA curb ramps, vehicular passageways, parking areas, transit platforms, and many more! Order your detectable directional tiles now to provide the best in tactile guidance for the visually impaired.

We manufacture Armor-Tile® truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles using a diamond-hard vitrified polymer composite, allowing them to feature industry-leading durability, weather and wear resistance. We achieved our industry-leading standard as a result of progressive product development based on extensive market feedback from accessibility professionals, installers, specifiers, and, most importantly, end users over the past 30 years. Our team has unparalleled experience in the tactile paving industry, which allows us to effectively use our premier manufacturing technologies to develop industry-leading and cost-effective detectable warning strips and tiles that are easily installed.

We offer multiple configurations of our Armor-Tile® tactile systems to meet the specific needs of our clients, and we ensure that every installation is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements on both the federal and local level. Our detectable warning systems are also incredibly versatile, so they can easily be installed into anywhere that truncated domes are required – because we care about making every area accessible to the visually impaired. We designed our truncated domes to serve as clear and distinctive warnings for individuals with visual impairment, so they can walk safely around your facility and be promptly alerted to changes in elevation and potential dangers. We kept safety and convenience in the front of our minds when designing our truncated dome tactile systems, and the result is a series of detectable warning systems that outperform the rest of the industry. Every tactile paving system we produce complies with the ADA and the State of California Building Code Title 24.

Choose Armor-Tile® for truncated domes tactile systems that are industry-leading in impact and wear resistance, weathering, burn and chemical resistance, detectability, and slip resistance. Armor-Tile® embodies meticulous engineering and intelligent design in order to continue making our world more accessible.

What is an ADA Detectable Warning Surface?

An ADA detectable warning surface is a generic term, used alongside ADA tiles, for a truncated domes tactile warning system designed to provide physical cues for the visually disabled. These truncated dome surfaces are needed at the intersections of hazardous vehicle roads and pedestrian walkways, so the visually impaired are alerted as they approach dangerous situations. ADA compliant tiles must be easily seen, felt underfoot, and easily detected with guidance canes. Truncated domes are aligned in an inline pattern and have a signature shape that is easily recognizable by the visually impaired and serves every function of an ADA solution, and have thus become the industry standard. The surface must also have a significant visual affect, which is easily done by crafting the color of the ADA tile to significantly contrast with the surrounding concrete surface. Every Armor-Tile™ design is available in a variety of colors that will provide stark contrast to your project area, no matter the surrounding colors. We designed every Armor-Tile® project to provide long-term, high performance guidance for the visually impaired and to outlast heavy foot traffic.

We are your top option for ADA compliance. We designed every one of our tactile warning systems with federal and state ADA standards in mind so that we can be your one-stop-shop for ADA solutions. To meet these high standards, we combined our proven polymer processing and material technologies with our team’s intelligent design features to create the most cost-effective and efficient detectable warning surfaces available. Armor-Tile® truncated domes and detectable guidance tiles are run through a gauntlet of rigorous regulatory tests to ensure their quality, including the AAHSTO HS20-44, as well as various ASTM D tests and ASTM concrete tests. Our truncated domes are also individually tested against wear and tear. We set the standards for durability and detectability in tactile warning systems.

We ship our Armor-Tile® ADA systems with installation instructions. The installation procedures are straightforward, and your team can easily follow them correctly to create a compliant transition from warning surface tile to concrete, and use the surface applied adhesive to make sure it is secure. Compliant transitions are extremely helpful for individuals with visual impairments because it is imperative for them to be able to feel truncated domes and guiding strips comfortably through their shoes. We have also incorporated sound reflection technology into each of our tactile warning systems, allowing persons with guidance canes to freely navigate the area completely unaided. Armor-Tile™ tactile systems can be found in private and public spaces around the globe, but common applications include ADA curb ramps, transit platforms, pedestrian crossings, parking areas, and vehicular passageways.

If you happen to be looking for ADA solutions for use in Canada, then please see Kinesik, the Canadian distributor of our detectable warning tiles.

What is an ADA Detectable Warning Surface?

A wide variety of professions are involved with implementing ADA compliant tactile warning surfaces. Consequently, many different terms are used to describe truncated domes and wayfinding surfaces. The following are a few examples our clients use when referring to Armor-Tile® tactile warning products:

  •       Detectable warning strips
  •       Detectable warning mats, detectable warning tile
  •       Tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI)
  •       Tactile paving
  •       Tactile warning tiles
  •       Truncated Dome Mats
  •       ADA Paver Tile
  •       Truncated dome tile
  •       ADA tile
  •       ADA warning mats

Armor-Tile® Exceeds ADA Regulations

Our team explicitly designed Armor-Tile® truncated dome tiles to be compliant with and exceed all ADA regulations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990, and it recognizes the rights of all persons, regardless of ability, to participate in all the facets of daily public life. It is a comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation, also known as an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities, that was created to fight discrimination of disabled persons within American society – specifically when it comes to employment, transportation, and all accessible public areas. Due to a lack of “equal opportunity” legislation, infrastructure, and development codes in the 20th century, many American citizens did not have equal access to all spaces. Thanks to the ADA regulations, we are witnessing this unfortunate reality change.

One ADA standard calls for the installation of truncated domes and wayfinding tiles in pedestrian spaces open to the public; including transit platforms, walkways, transitional spaces, vehicular parking garages, ADA curb ramps, and more. To be ADA compliant infrastructure, each detectable warning strip must adhere to stringent size and spacing specifications, visually contrast with the adjacent walkway or platform, and meet numerous measurement specific standards.

Please see our ADA regulation page, under the ADA resources tab of our website, for more information. You can also read the full, comprehensive, Truncated Domes ADA Requirements on the official government website.

Distribution & Customer Support

Armor-Tile® has the most extensive sales and distribution network in the detectable warning industry, so your order of tactile warning tiles is guaranteed to be quick and easy. When you are our customer or specifier, you have the complete support of our local sales representatives, as well as our entire distribution network. To find or connect with your local sales associate, please see our Distributors page.

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