Surface Applied

Armor-Tile® Surface Applied has set the standard for durability and weather and wear resistance in detectable warning products. As such, it should be your choice to cost-effectively retrofit your existing sidewalks – thereby bringing your facility up to ADA detectable warning requirements. Our Surface Applied truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles are designed to install into any existing cured concrete surface where a detectable warning system is required. Armor-Tile® Surface Applied tiles are designed with beveled edges, providing your facility with a seamless transition from your walking surface onto our ADA tactile system. Overall, our Surface Applied tactile walking surface is the ideal, cost-effective ADA tile for projects that already have set concrete and are looking to provide accessibility solutions.

Armor-Tile® wants to help you make your facility as accessible as possible for the visually impaired. We combined our proven polymer processing and material technologies with innovative and intelligent design features to create the ultimate in detectable warning tiles. We manufacture our Surface Applied tiles using a diamond-hard vitrified polymer composite that has set the industry standard for durability, weather and wear resistance – ensuring it will provide accessibility to your facility for years to come. Armor-Tile® Surface Applied truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles meet or exceed every ADA detectable warning requirement and will improve your facility’s accessibility for an affordable price.

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Surface Applied Features

  • We ship a complete installation system with our Surface Applied detectable warning surface, complete with the necessary adhesive, sealant and fasteners needed to make your sidewalk more accessible. Our installation system ensures this retrofit detectable warning surface will securely fit into your existing concrete.
  • We designed this detectable warning surface with sleek beveled edges that make for a smooth transition between your concrete and truncated domes or wayfinding bar tiles that is compliant with all ADA codes.
  • Manufactured using a diamond-hard vitrified polymer composite, our truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles lead the industry in terms of durability, weather, and wear resistance. When you buy Armor-Tile®, you can set it and forget it.
  • This Armor-Tile® ADA tile is light weight and easy to handle.
  • Can easily be cut to conform to various sizes and radius ramps so it will fit wherever necessary.
  • Our detectable warning surface tiles are available in 6 different sizes to meet your needs: 24”x24”, 24”x36”, 24”x48”, 24”x60”, 36”x48”, 36”x60”.
  • We offer 11 standard colors with Federal Color Identification for you to choose from, including colors like Ocean Blue, Safety Red, Federal Yellow, Onyx Black, and many more.

Available Colors

Ochre Yellow
Federal Yellow
Safety Red
Colonial Red
Brick Red
Ocean Blue
Bright White
Pearl White
Light Gray
Dark Gray
Onyx Black

Detailed Surface Applied Drawings

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Surface Applied Specifications

California ADA Compliant Specification Including Installation Instructions - PDFCalifornia ADA Compliant Surface Applied Specifications pdf
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Installation Instructions

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Businesses and governments across the United States utilize Armor-Tile® Surface Applied detectable warning surfaces to improve accessibility by physically warning visually impaired pedestrians of changes in surface conditions. Armor-Tile® ’s goal is to warn of any changes in the pathway, such as when a sidewalk is entering into an intersection, and our truncated domes and wayfinding bar tiles provide exactly the tactile warning needed.

Applications for Tactile Attention Indicator Truncated Domes:

  • Transforming curb ramps so they correctly align with the safe pedestrian crossing route across a vehicle roadway.
  • An entry into a vehicular route or area where no curbs or other elements separate the route from a pedestrian route, such as wheelchair ramps, ADA curbs ramps, blended transitions, and top of stairs/escalators.
  • The unprotected edges of a reflecting pool.
  • Any unprotected drop off edge. For example, a transit platform which features a change in elevation greater than 250mm or a slope steeper than a ratio of 1:3 (33%).

Applications for Tactile Direction Indicator Wayfinding Bars: 

  • Located in large open floor areas, such as shopping malls or transportation terminals, Armor-Tile® Surface Applied detectable warning tiles expertly facilitate wayfinding by accurately indicating the primary routes of travel around any space.
  • The indicated routes should lead from the entrance of a facility to its major destinations – such as an information kiosk, registration desk, stairway, elevator, escalators, or to stores and service doors.

Armor-Tile® Surface Applied ADA detectable warning surfaces can easily be installed in a variety of applications wherever your facility needs them, including:

  • Transit Platforms
  • Multi-Modal Transit Stations
  • Parking Areas
  • ADA Curb Ramps
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Escalator Approaches
  • Vehicular Passageways
  • Top of Stair Landings and Wheelchair Ramps


The entire Armor-Tile® product line, including our extremely durable Surface Applied tactile walking system, is designed to follow every ADA and state regulation regarding accessibility. On top of our incredible Surface Applied detectable warning surfaces, we provide a complete range of products designed for your safety, convenience, and code compliance. Armor-Tile® is your one stop shop for all your ADA detectable warning requirements for both internal and external applications. Help us accomplish our goal of making the world a more accessible place.

Contact our ADA Experts at 1-844-697-2920 (USA) for more information and a quote.