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Reduce Head Injuries: Pad Exposed Basement Beams and Low Stairway Ceilings

by Barbara 15. January 2009 11:55

Question about what products can keep heads from getting banged on low ceiling beams.

Q: "My unfinished basement ceilings are low, only about 6.5 to 7 feet. We have exposed floor joists or 'ceiling beams.' I am 6 ft. 4 inches tall. What suggestions do you have to keep me from banging my head if I forget to duck? I've gotten quite a few 'goose eggs'!" Thanks. Dick

Answer: What I recommend for exposed joists, as well as at the bottom of stairs with lower ceilings are strips of the Cardinal Gates' hearth guard. These strips come in black , brown, gray , taupe and ivory colors. These sticks are 54 inches long. You can also purchase padding by the foot.

At the top of our office stairs, there is a low ceiling edge that we padded with the taupe colored padding strip. It has saved many heads from bumps and bruises.

Safety Padding Features:
  • Lab tested fire resistant pad.
  • Pads will smolder, not burn.
  • Non-toxic.
  • For home, work or industrial setting.
  • Adheres directly to hearth, wall edge, etc. with provided double sided adhesive.
  • Dense, impact absorbent.
  • Durable and easy to clean.
  • Pad Size: 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" Lip.
  • Includes 54 inch pad plus tape.
We also have pole padding if you have exposed support beams and edge cushioning and edge corners in many colors. Keep your children and yourself safe!

Thanks for your question. Contact us by email or phone if you need quantity quotations.
Sincerely, Barbara


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