Angela Blair

As the Customer Service Manager of Optimum Technologies, Angela assists retailers, architects, designers and flooring experts who have questions about Optimum’s consumer and commercial products. Angela is also a Gradus Specialist and works closely with industry and flooring professionals to help them choose the best Gradus option for their project.
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Recent Posts

Opti-Grip® vs. Rug Gripper™ - What's the Difference?

Posted by Angela Blair on Jul 31, 2017 8:00:00 PM

With our growing product line, it can be confusing to determine which product should be used for which situation.  

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Topics: Commercial Product FAQs, Rug Gripper FAQs, Opti-Grip, Retail Product FAQs

Where Can I Find Curved Stair Nosings?

Posted by Angela Blair on Apr 7, 2017 8:43:27 PM



Anyone who’s searched for curved stair nosings to fit a radius staircase knows that they can be hard to come by. Few manufacturers create curved nosing, and even fewer profiles can be curved on site. But, as Gradus’ only North American distributor, we’ve got a wide range of options to fit a variety of installations. Here’s what you need to know before placing your order. Read More

Topics: Gradus Products, Stair Nosings and Edgings, Gradus FAQs

What are the Approved Adhesives for the Installation of Gradus Stair Nosings?

Posted by Angela Blair on Nov 23, 2016 7:12:00 AM

Gradus is internationally known for its superior floor coverings and flooring accessories, and their products can take your commercial space to the next level. In order to get the most out of your Gradus solution, it’s important that it’s installed with the appropriate adhesive.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Commercial Product FAQs, Gradus FAQs, Installation, Gradus Grip

What is Rug Gripper™ Made Of?

Posted by Angela Blair on Oct 31, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Rug Gripper is made using a scrim with a specially formulated adhesive. 

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Topics: Rug Gripper FAQs, Retail Product FAQs, Retail Products

Is Rug Gripper™ Available For Purchase In The United Kingdom?

Posted by Angela Blair on Oct 3, 2016 10:47:21 AM

Yes, Rug Gripper is available for purchase in the United Kingdom.

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Topics: International Availability, Rug Gripper FAQs, Purchase Options

Is Rug Gripper™ Available For Purchase In Canada?

Posted by Angela Blair on Sep 12, 2016 11:08:26 AM

Yes, Rug Gripper is available for purchase in Canada.

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Topics: International Availability, Rug Gripper FAQs, Purchase Options

What kind of warranty is available for Gradus stair nosings?

Posted by Angela Blair on Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Gradus offers a 10 Year warranty on most of its stair nosings. For more details, contact us here.

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Topics: Commercial Product FAQs, Gradus FAQs

Does Gradus have any distributors in Canada?

Posted by Angela Blair on Jul 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Yes! Optimum Technologies, Inc. is the distributor of Gradus products in Canada and throughout North and South America.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Gradus FAQs, International Availability

What kind of warranty is offered on Gradus products?

Posted by Angela Blair on Jun 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There isn't one standard warranty for all Gradus products.  The stair nosings carry a 10 Year Wear Warranty, but this warranty doesn't apply to other accessories.

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Topics: Gradus Products, Gradus FAQs

Do You Offer Any Stair Nosings That Can Be Curved On-Site?

Posted by Angela Blair on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Unfortunately, we do not have any stair nosings that can be curved on site.  Most of our stair nosings can be curved, but we would need a template of the step in order to make the custom radius.

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Topics: Stair Nosings and Edgings, Gradus FAQs, Installation