Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does OmniGrip Direct use recycled materials in its surfaces?

OmniGrip Direct uses recycled glass and recycled rubber in its most popular surfacings. A range of natural aggregates is also available.


Where is the recycled-glass in OmniGrip products from?

The recycled glass in OmniGrip Direct’s surfacings is from Australia – we do not import our glass.


Where is the rubber in OmniGrip Direct’s Rubber Coat from?

The recycled rubber in OmniGrip Direct’s Rubber Coat is made from used car tyres. Each three square metres of OmniGrip Rubber Coat reduces Australia’s stockpile of used tyres by one. We do not import our rubber.


Are your products compliant with Victoria’s ‘Recycled First’ policy?

OmniGrip Direct uses Australian recycled-glass and Australian recycled-rubber in OmniGrip CST, OmniGrip Deco and OmniGrip Rubber Coat. Using these products contributes to a contractor’s compliance with the Recycled First policy in Victoria.


Are recycled-glass surfaces safe for motorcyclists?

Our recycled glass surface have been used on public roads for around 20 years and has recently been recommended by a road safety expert for use on popular motorcycling routes. When used as pavement markings, white and other coloured OmniGrip CST surfaces have higher skid-resistance than typical painted road markings.
The specially prepared glass is similar to the natural aggregates widely used on many Australian and New Zealand roads – there are no sharp glass edges. The glass is prepared to the requirements of Australian road agencies for coloured surface treatments.


Are recycled glass surfaces safe for people riding bicycles?

Our coloured recycled glass surfaces have been used on bus lanes and bicycle lanes for around 20 years. They are more durable and have higher skid-resistance than painted surfaces. Coloured surfaces like OmniGrip CST are Cycling Victoria’s preferred method of colouring bicycle lanes, reducing the likelihood that a rider will slide and fall.
The coloured glass is specially prepared – there are no sharp glass edges. Its textured finish gives it the skid-resistance required to reduce the likelihood of bicycle riders and motor vehicles skidding and sliding when crossing the area of coloured surface. The glass is prepared to the requirements of Australian road agencies for coloured surface treatments.


What surfaces can OmniGrip be applied to?

Many of OmniGrip Direct’s surfacing products can be applied to bitumen, asphalt, concrete, timber and steel surfaces. Please speak to our Customer Support Team to discuss your exact needs.


What is the photoluminescence in OmniGrip PL photoluminescent paint?

There’s no harmful radiation involved. Photoluminescence occurs when a type of molecule in Safety Path Photoluminescent Paint absorbs a photon. This excites electrons in the molecule to a higher energised state. As the electrons slowly return to their normal state they emit photons of energy as visible light over a long period of time.


What are Stud Lights?

Stud Lights are LED pavement markers, also knows as LED in-ground LED lights and internally illuminated pavement markers (IIPM). The Vivacity Stud Light range includes battery powered LED stud lights and hybrid solar-battery LED stud lights.Vivacity LED pavement markers - LED stud lights


Do in-ground footpath LED lights improve safety?

In-ground footpath LED lights like Vivacity LED Safety Tactiles (TGSI) are more visible than standard red and green pedestrian walk lights in traffic signals. An example of human-centred design, the LED Safety Tactiles are more easily seen because they are much larger and located near-side to the pedestrian, instead of a small light located across the width of the road. Pedestrians report that they feel safer.


Can I have a mobile phone number for OmniGrip Direct?

The names and mobile phone numbers of key customer contact staff are available on our website. Our team work hard, including shift work, so please allow them to enjoy their downtime and wait until ordinary business hours if you can.


Are there OmniGrip Direct distributors?

Only Authorised Suppliers use genuine materials and are trusted by us to apply our surfaces across Australia. We do not sell our materials to anyone else. If you have doubts please do not hesitate to call us on 1300 961 678 to verify whether a company is an Authorised Supplier using genuine materials.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in NSW?

Yes, OmniGrip Direct provides services in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Please contact us or one of our Authorised Suppliers.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in the ACT?

Yes, OmniGrip Direct provides services in the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Please contact us or one of our Authorised Suppliers.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in Queensland?

OmniGrip Direct provides services in Queensland. Please contact us. There are no Authorised Suppliers or Distributors of our product in Queensland or northern New South Wales other than OmniGrip Direct.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in Tasmania?

Yes, OmniGrip Direct provides services in Tasmania. Please contact us or one of our Authorised Suppliers.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in South Australia?

Yes, OmniGrip Direct provides services in South Australia. Please contact us or one of our Authorised Suppliers.


Does OmniGrip Direct have a distributor in Western Australia?

OmniGrip Direct’s products are available from our Authorised Supplier.


Who owns OmniGrip Direct?

OmniGrip Direct is a 100% Australian-owned company. OmniGrip Direct, Vivacity and Safety Path are divisions of SmarterLite Pty Ltd, which is also 100% Australian-owned.