What Are Threshold Ramps
Threshold Ramps also known as door threshold ramps are type of ramps designed to provide a smooth, effortless transition between rooms, raised thresholds or door frames, or any other sort of small difference in ground height and raised landings whether at home or your work areas.
Uneven floorings and small barriers on thresholds, or molding between hardwood and carpeted floors can pose huge problems for someone in a wheelchair or scooters, or simply for a person with a high trip risk due to reduced mobility.
Threshold ramps provide an exceptional solution to this problem. It does not just provide better access, it also helps boost independence of your loved ones around your home.
Types of Threshold Ramps
Threshold ramps are available in all sorts of sizes, colors, and materials, making them perfect for either indoor or outdoor use.
Sure, you can always create a ramp from any construction-strength material, like wood, but getting a good-quality threshold ramp is not only safe but highly durable. The most popular types of threshold ramps are made from either rubber or aluminum, but there are other options such as those made from plastic and carbon fibre.
Aluminium Threshold Ramp
Aluminum Threshold Ramps are a very popular choice when you need a ramp to rise 80mm or less. They are known for their portability and are usually light in weight, easily maneuvered and affordable. Aluminium Threshold ramps usually come with anti-slip grip tapes and pre-drilled holes with locking pins or screws for permanent fixing. They also come in multi fold options for portability.
Aluminium Self Supporting Ramps
Unlike threshold ramp plates, Aluminum Self-Supporting Ramps butt up against a door plate, threshold, or landing and do not rely on that surface for support. Aluminium Self supporting ramps are highly portable and come with two adjustable casters underneath to fit any threshold. These ramps align directly against the door allowing for the door to swing in and or out. They are also suitable to butt up against sliding door tracks
Rubber Threshold Door Ramp
Rubber Threshold Ramps are best known for their myriad of styles, affordability and heavy weight. This type of ramp is suitable for rises of up to 100mm and is usually affordable, durable and easy to install. Rubber ramps will not rust or corrode and are designed for continued use with minimal wear and tear.
Rubber Threshold Ramps are usually made from either recycled rubber - from old truck tyres- which make them eco-friendly, or from brand new, solid rubber.
Recycled rubber threshold ramps like the Heeve Recycled Rubber Wheelchair Threshold Door Ramp are made from recycled tyres and available in a wide range of heights and depths and also with straight or winged edges while the Heeve Solid Rubber Wheelchair Threshold Door Ramp With Winged Edges is made from solid rubber and has a weight capacity of up to 400kg. This ramp also comes all in one piece and requires no assembly.
Rubber threshold ramps do not rest on the edge of the threshold itself, but rather are self-supporting structures that typically butt up against the raised threshold of a door or landing. They are also very flexible as they can be trimmed to size (width, length, and height) to fit your individual needs and are often made in modules or sections, allowing individual pieces to be built up to suit your requirements.
Plastic Threshold Ramps
Plastic Threshold Ramps are made from high-density molded plastic and are economical, portable and lightweight options for threshold ramps. These types of threshold ramps are suited to trolleys and wheelchairs and can support up to 300kg.
Permanent or Temporary
Threshold ramps can be moved if needed. They are available in models that are either permanent or temporary. Some rubber ramps comes with holes and screws while others can be easily installed with adhesives
Ramp Champ’s listings includes a threshold ramp for everyone. No matter your preferences, we’re quite sure there is a ramp that fits your requirements perfectly, whether it be price, weight capacity, durability, or customization options.
For more information, you can contact our ever helpful sales team to help you find the right threshold ramp for your requirements. You may also read our helpful guide in buying wheelchair ramps for some ramp tips and information.