Disability & Special needs

In order to comply with new regulations concerning the access to public buildings, Dalsouple®, in partnership with Argos, the accessibility division of the French Federation for the Blind (FAF), proposes floor coverings with textures specially designed to facilitate the access of handicapped persons in public buildings.

4 ranges are available: Axes, Praxis, Agora et Cognito

Praxis: Tread alert

These tiles alert the visually impaired to approaching hazards. The staggered relief pattern indicates that one must stop.

Tile dimensions: 800 x 400 mm
Thickness on texture: 2 mm (at deepest point of relief)

Agora: Tread alert

These tiles alert the visually impaired to approaching hazards. The ribbed profile signals the approach of steps and stairways.


80 standard colours or your custom colour (to be chosen, for example, among one of the international standards RAL, Pantone®, NCS, Chevallier, etc.).

Cognito: Guide lines

Cognito tactile warning treads provide a clear navigational aid to visually-impaired or blind individuals, while guiding them along the safest route towards their destination. They offer a tactile contrast when swept over a cane. They also serve as a visual reference for sighted individuals.

Tile dimensions: 100 x 175 mm for the 3 ribs / 1000 x 236 mm for the 4 ribs
Thickness on texture: 5 mm

Axes, access ramps
These tiles are designed to secure wheelchair traffic in sloping areas.

Standardised signage identifies the passage and facilitates progression.

80 standard colours or your custom colour (to be chosen, for example, among one of the international standards RAL, Pantone®, NCS, Chevallier, etc.).

Tile dimensions: 798x798 mm

Thickness on texture: 4.5 to 11.5 mm

Indoor or outdoor use

Praxis, tread alert
These tiles alert the visually impaired to approaching hazards. The staggered relief pattern indicates that one must stop.

80 standard colours or your custom colour (to be chosen, for example, among one of the international standards RAL, Pantone®, NCS, Chevallier, etc.).

Tile dimensions: 800x420 mm
Tile dimensions may be modified based on regulations.

Thickness on texture: 2 mm (7 mm at deepest point of relief)

Indoor or outdoor use

Agora, tread alert
These tiles alert the visually impaired to approaching hazards.
The ribbed profile signals the approach of steps and stairways.

80 standard colours or your custom colour (to be chosen, for example, among one of the international standards RAL, Pantone®, NCS, Chevallier, etc.).

Tile dimensions: 530x500 mm
Tile dimensions may be modified based on regulations.

Thicknesson texture: 7.5 mm

Indoor or outdoor use

Cognito, guide lines
Cognito tactile warning treads provide a clear navigational aid to visually-impaired individuals, while guiding them along the safest route towards their destination.

They offer a tactile contrast when swept over with a cane. They also serve as a visual reference for sighted individuals.

80 standard colours or your custom colour (to be chosen, for example, among one of the international standards RAL, Pantone®, NCS, Chevallier, etc.).

Tile dimensions: 1000x175 mm
Tile dimensions may be modified based on regulations.

Available in the Ecodurable® range (made from natural rubber) and the Magnetic version

Thicknesson texture: 5 mm

Indoor or outdoor use