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Rubber Stair Treads

Rubber stair treads provide building owners with additional protection, especially if they already have smooth stair treads or steps. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to provide your stair users with additional traction, rubber stair treads could be your answer. However, make sure that you always follow the manufacturer's recommended installation instructions.


Before You Use Rubber Stair Treads, Read This

One of the biggest problems I found with rubber stair treads is that some of them are just too darn thick. One time I ran across a rubber stair tread mat that was almost three quarters of an inch thick. That might not sound like much, until you lay it on top of a concrete step with a 4 inch riser.

If I was to add a 3/4" mat on top of anyone of my steps, it's going to increase the length of the lower riser and decrease the rise of the one. The only way to solve this problem would be to add the same rubber stair tread to each one of the steps, including the top and bottom floor area.

Before you order any stair treads, make sure that you understand everything about the product. This would include the width, length and thickness.


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