Need help with your specification coordination?

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Hassel-Free Assistance

Every project is unique. Every location requires different building codes. And even though our products are well-made, and our services are hassle-free, we know we’re not a perfect fit for every project. However, we are a trusted resource that assist you on product selection, specifications, design build, HPD, code requirements and any other solution from small hiccups to big challenges.

Nystrom is proud to provide hassle-free building products serving divisions 05, 07, 08, 10 and 12 through 10 product lines. Our expert team of sales, service and engineers, valued partners and website can help with your specification coordination.

Architect Specifications

Specifications may seem like a no-brainer, but we want to highlight that Nystrom offers 3-part specifications in formats that work for you. You may download product specifications on our website or through our valued specification providers BSDspeclink and MasterSpec as well. You may view or download your selected file type from the following list of specifications:

• Access Doors
• Entrance Mats + Grills
• Expansion Joint Systems
• Fall Protection
• Fire Safety
• Floor Doors
• Luminous Egress Products
• Roof Hatches
• Smoke Vents
• Stair Treads + Nosings
• Wall + Door Protection

Design Build Resources

We understand that every construction project has a different level of complexity and challenge. That is why Nystrom often partners with project managers that require direct access to our people, products and process to ensure that their specific needs are addressed. No matter how complex or custom the product requirements are, our team will support a seamless project workflow. We offer service at every step from schematic to design and development to bid and procurement through construction and commissioning. Whatever information you need to complete your project is available on our website.

Technical Documents

Complete information and technical documentation is critical to your project. Information like CAD, Shop Drawings, Data Sheets and Warranty. All Design Build Resources are available on our website.

Revit/BIM Design Tools

We want to make your job easier by providing 3D tools for your projects. We have CAD resources for all products on our website. Nystrom also partners with BIMsmith for single source Revit/BIM content for the architecture community. Compare similar products to see their differences, then download your final selection for your Revit or AutoCAD projects quickly and easily.

Code Resources

Building codes vary from state to state and county to county and we know that it can be difficult to track how our products will fit in with your projects. Nystrom is happy to help you answer code questions as part of our hassle-free service. Some may be found on our website, or you can always reach out to our customer service team.

LEED & HPD

LEED has become the international standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance structures. LEED v4 is designed to provide a more flexible, performance-based approach to calls for measurable results throughout a building’s lifecycle. If you have projects that require pursing LEED certification, Nystrom offers Health Product Declarations (HPD) to satisfy LEED v4 requirements. You may view or download your selected file type from the following list on our website.

Literature & Samples

While we’re living in a digital age, we know that hard copies of product information like catalogs and information sheets are still useful. Nystrom catalogs are available for digital download and printed catalogs may be ordered, both through the website. Product collateral and services may also be obtained through working with a regional partner with locations throughout North America.

Although our product images are of the highest quality, there is no substitute for seeing a product in person. We know you want to see, feel and touch to better understand our products. Of course, you care how it looks, but we know that you also care about its durability, how it performs and how it will look pared with other products. The Nystrom sample program can be accessed on our website.

Installations & Repair Made Easy

We know that videos are an ideal way of demonstrating the installation process. Nystrom not only provides Installation & Operation Manuals for all its products, but we provide video tutorials as well. Whether you’re working with a general contractor, project manager or specialty contractor, we are the go-to source for installation methods required for projects, regardless of the complexity.

Where applicable, videos can be accessed directly from the product information pages or through the Nystrom YouTube channel.

Project Profiles & Galleries

We know that providing a complete picture of projects if essential when specifying products. And, we understand seeing the finished project is not only appealing, but useful when specifying products. Nystrom provides project profiles and galleries for projects of all types.

Nystrom offers its design professional clients an in-depth array of information when it comes to architect specification assistance and design build resources.


About Nystrom

Since 1948, Nystrom has been the go-to manufacturer of specialty building products offering a wide range of floor, roof, wall, ceiling and stair access products that create safer, more accessible buildings. Nystrom is also proud to offer hassle-free services like access to technical experts, REVIT tools for BIM, HPDs for LEED v43-part specifications and AIA continuing education courses.

Nystrom partners with BSD SpecLinkMasterSpec and BIMsmith for specification tools and are proud members of AIA, CSI, LBC, Sustainable Minds, HPDC and USGBC. Many Nystrom products meet the following standards: ADA, ASTM, Florida-Approved, FM Approved, IBC, IFC, Intertek Warnock Hersey, Miami-Dade Approved, NFPA, NYCBC, OSHA & UL.

Do you know your ADA compliance & LEED entrance flooring requirements?

ADA Compliance

Passed by Congress in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law addressing the needs of people with disabilities, prohibiting discrimination in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The 2010 American Disability Act standards for State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities required them to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The specific sections within ADA that refer to entrance flooring are Sections 302 and 303. To ensure that a wheelchair or walker will not become wedged into the opening, Section 302.3 defines the requirements for opening dimensions stating that openings in the floor must be a half inch or less with the long dimension in the direction of traffic. A quality manufacturer will have this specification designed into your systems.

The change-in-level requirements removes any potential for tripping and allows the smooth transitions for wheelchairs and walkers from one surface to the next.  Section 303 defines the requirements for change in level, stating: Any change in level of ¼ inch may be vertical. Changes in level between ¼ and ½ inch shall be beveled with a slope not steeper than 1 to 2.  In layman terms, it means a ¼ inch change from one surface to the other is acceptable without any accommodations. If my change in level is greater than ¼ inch, a slope is required.

Many Entrance Floor Mats are available with a ½ inch or less profile. These products may be surface mounted with a beveled frame and comply with ADA. There are some options for a ¼ inch mat, but there is minimal capacity to retain dirt within a ¼ inch system.  Given the variety of choices of products with a ½ inch profile, it is highly recommended to avoid the ¼ inch systems.  A system that has a profile greater than ½ inch must be recessed.

These considerations go a long way to meet all building user needs and promoting their health and wellbeing.

Sustainable Design

Twenty years ago, the green building movement began with a simple mission: promote sustainability in the building and construction industries. Today, a new market is emerging that calls for buildings that promote human health. This is a major focus of the USGBC LEED certification program. Particle pollution, the matter released into the air from burning fossil fuels, and soot containing millions of tiny particles become air borne and head deep into our lungs.  Introducing an entrance flooring system is one way to  decrease the incidence of harmful particles into the air of a building.

In the LEED Indoor Air Quality credit category, the Enhanced Indoor Air Quality credit is intended to promote occupants’ comfort, well-being, and productivity by improving indoor air quality. According to the requirement, an Entryway System should be installed in mechanically ventilated spaces, naturally ventilated spaces and mixed-modes systems to improve occupant indoor air quality.

The Entryway Systems should be permanent and at least 10 feet (3 meters) long installed in the primary direction of travel to capture dirt and particulates entering the building at regularly used exterior entrances. Acceptable entryway systems include permanently installed grates, grilles, slotted systems that allow for cleaning underneath, rollout mats, and any other materials manufactured as entryway systems with equivalent or better performance. All should be maintained on a weekly basis. Many building owners prefer a permanently installed system to reduce trip hazards.

Note that while LEED only requires 10 feet, capturing 52% of the dirt from entering a building, to maximize performance, 18 feet is recommended to capture 90% of the dirt, soil and debris.  

Nystrom provides all the products you need to ensure your entrance flooring meets both ADA Code and is LEED certified.

About Nystrom

Since 1948, Nystrom has been the go-to manufacturer of specialty building products offering a wide range of floor, roof, wall, ceiling and stair access products that create safer, more accessible buildings. Nystrom is also proud to offer hassle-free services like access to technical experts, REVIT tools for BIM, HPDs for LEED v43-part specifications and AIA continuing education courses.

Nystrom partners with BSD SpecLinkMasterSpec and BIMsmith for specification tools and are proud members of AIA, CSI, LBC, Sustainable Minds, HPDC and USGBC. Many Nystrom products meet the following standards: ADA, ASTM, Florida-Approved, FM Approved, IBC, IFC, Intertek Warnock Hersey, Miami-Dade Approved, NFPA, NYCBC, OSHA & UL.