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I am one of those people who will always—always, take the stairs down to the ground level when I park in one of those high-rise parking structures. I drive my car all the way to the top (parking is always easier up there!) and then take the stairs down, convinced that I’ve done something good for my health (and nothing you say can change my mind). However, when it’s time to come back up I always opt for the elevator, oops! Although this is probably considered cheating, one thing that we should never cheat or scrimp on is safety. Stair treads are one of the most important (and yet most often overlooked) aspects of safety when it comes to stairs. Rubber treads for stairs are a great and simple solution to this often ignored problem area. Stair tread pads will provide a fuller covering of the step surface—when compared to something like non-slip stair nosing which tends to focus only on the lip of the stair. Full treads are durable, affordable, and so easy to install that it can effortlessly be adopted as a DIY project! Available in a number of designs, all of which can function just as easily indoors as they can as outdoor step mats, we’re certain you’ll find the perfect option for your parking structure.
In our opinion, there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t already be using rubberized treads in your parking garage. But just in case you need a bit more convincing, check out these 4 reasons why rubber treads for stairs are a vital stride towards accident prevention, while still remaining a durable and affordable option!
Anti-Slip Security: Parking structures present a pretty unique setting in that they tend to be half indoors and half outdoor structures. When it rains, moisture can easily find its way into stairwells, leaving puddles on steps as well as in halls. Most people, when they park, are rushing from one location to another and can easily end up taking one unfortunate step that will lead to a devastating accident. Stair tread pads are made with raised designs that add traction to rubber’s already impressive high coefficient for friction. These qualities, when combined, make this the perfect material for anti-slip applications. But added traction and grip aren’t just useful during wet conditions! Extra grip can help people keep their footing should they stumble or trip—something I’ve done many times when I am flying down the stairs, convinced it will count as my daily workout.
Long-Lasting DurabilityStairwells within parking structures will see an unusually high amount of foot traffic. Not only is there the strain of added traffic, but there’s also the variety of environmental situations, all of which can quickly wear down flat non-slip stair nosing—such as traction tape or thinner mats that rest only on the lip of the step. Our indoor and outdoor step mats are made sturdier and because they are wider and cover a larger area of the stairs surface, the wear and tear is better distributed. But the true testament to this products longevity comes from its source material. Often, elastomer treads are made from recycled and reclaimed tires. When you consider the sort of abrasive environments that automobile tires have to withstand—such as constant exposure to sun, excessively wet conditions, and snow, then it’s easy to see why this product is so resilient.
An Economical SolutionDue to the recycled nature of the material that is often used, raw and virgin materials are not required nearly as often as with other products. This means that rubberized stair tread pads are less expensive to make—those are savings that are directly passed down to consumers. And because this product is available in bulk as well as individual pieces, you’ll never have to buy more than you need—saving you money by allowing you to buy only what you need!
Ease of Installation Unlike non-slip stair nosing, which can eventually be kicked out of place regardless of the use of adhesives, indoor and outdoor step mats will more easily remain in place. This is a product that is remarkably easy to install, requiring very little technical knowledge. More often than not—treads must only be placed appropriately and completely upon the surface of the stair. If a more long-lasting and secure application is required or desired, double-sided adhesives will help your treads become semi-permanent fixtures.
With all of the great qualities that rubber treads for stairs can bring to your parking garage, we’re certain that this is the right option for your needs. But if you’re still not sure, then give us a call! Product specialists are happy to help with any questions you may have.