Frequently asked questions

… and the answers

Yes, the guiding facilities being laid by TG Lining meet the guidelines and standards set in a particular country. Although these differ somewhat from country to country our products do comply with national standards or directives.

On this website, under the Projects button, we have listed a number of references. As a complete overview or broken down by market segment. If you don’t find any reference listed in your area then please feel free to contact us so we can find it for you.

You are also very welcome to visit our showroom in Heiloo where you can experience yourself what it is like to be dependent on a tactile guideway.

Yes, the tactile guiding products of TG Lining are ideally suited for use in both new constructions as well as in retrofit situations. Structural measures or facilities do not come into play making our products minimal invasive.

Tactile guiding products bearing pedestrian load have an expected technical lifespan of at least 15 years.

Due to their high bonding strength and high wear resistance, the products of TG Lining require a minimum of (corrective) maintenance or repair. Furthermore, experience has shown that it is especially non-pedestrian traffic creating the need for maintenance.

 

The most frequently used colours are white and black. But TG Lining can supply and lay strips and blisters in any desired RAL colour. Please not that the final colour will always differ somewhat from the pure RAL colour since the epoxyresin influences the final colour as well.

 

Yes, we take care of the entire project with regard to tactile guideway solutions. TG Lining provides advice (if desired) about the most logical route, produces the guiding strips and blisters and arranges for these to be mounted by our own team of experienced installers. So you are assured to get a perfect result that meets relevant norms and directives. We also carry out inspections with regard to the quality of existing tactile guideways.

TG Lining uses prices per linear meter on a project basis. The price depends inter alia on the type of substrate, the location of the implementation and the number of linear meters. You can easily request a price quotation by making use of the Quotation button to be found on each product page.

Yes, pedestrians/travellers can continue to use the area during the execution of our works. We place textured metal cover plates over newly laid tactile guiding strips and blisters so that the works are well protected but do not limit accessibility. Not even for wheelchair users or people with a walker.

This depends on the roughness of the top layer. If necessary, we roughen this up slightly but only at the spot where the guiding strips and blisters are to be applied. This leaves the pavement in between and surrounding it intact. Tactile guiding routes thus do not differ in path colour from the rest of the pavement. This results in an even appearance of the project, often highly rewarded by architects looking for a minimum invasive solution.

Epoxy strips and blisters are capable of adhering to almost all types (elements) of pavements, floorings, screeds or wearing courses. A selection of the surfaces on which we have laid facilities in the past 20 years: (poured) asphalt, sand-faced paving bricks (all formats), concrete or (gravel) tiles, (sprinkled) wearing courses, linoleum, marmoleum, marble, granite, alta quartzite, vinyl and many more. Some exceptions are plate glass, blue ashlar stone, some natural stone types and smooth paving bricks, because the adhesion to those cannot be guaranteed. In case you have doubts, please provide us with sample material so that we can do some tests. We have good experiences with materials from e.g. the suppliers listed below.

 

Although this is possible, from an aesthetic and functional point of view it is better not to do so. Since we install ridges by making use of templates we can adapt them to the paving structure. However, in case of numerous joints (e.g. with brick paving), paving elements are being processed at the TG Lining plant and then shipped back to the building site to be installed.

 

Often, not always. In the case of pavements consisting of elements, such as paving bricks in particular, TG Lining always pre-applies the strips or blisters. The reason for this is that paving bricks are rarely dimensionally consistent so that it is difficult to make an even guiding route in situ. By pre-applying the guiding strips to the paving bricks one by one and then laying them on the street in a (freed-up) path, this can be achieved. Regardless of the pavement context.

 

Of course this is possible. If you send us the sample material, we will arrange for sampling and can test the adhesion.