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How do I stop my stair tread from slipping?

Wooden stair treads can become slippery especially in the rainy or winter season. A step towards making your stair safe is adding non-slip tapes or strips. Non-slip tapes work well in indoor stairs and strips build for outdoor stair treads. GripStrips are designed to sit on each individual step in a staircase. They provide added traction for people going up or down the stairs, helping reduce the risk of slipping and falling, and they protect the surface of the stairs from damage. 

  1. Vacuum the stairs thoroughly. Mop hardwood or laminate steps with a dry terry cloth or microfiber mop. If they are particularly dirty, clean them with a damp cloth and wipe them dry.
  2. Installation takes minutes, and all you need is a clean stair surface, a Phillips head screwdriver, and the correct size GripStrip! No drill required – just place the screws towards the outer rim of the pre-slotted holes, and tighten them down. Once it’s nice and tight, go back and loosen each screw a quarter of a turn. This last step allows the wood to expand and contract as needed with hot and cold weather, without altering the safety or efficacy of the strip. Make sure to use all the screws provided!
  3. Placement is up to you; we recommend laying the strip down an inch or two from the front edge of the step. If you have wider steps or want extra grip, you can install two GripStrips per step.
  4. Make sure you choose the correct size for your steps – if you have a smaller space, we recommend going with our smallest size (12 x 2). We don’t recommend cutting the strips down yourself, as this affects the pre-drilled holes in the strip and possibly create issues with durability.