Stair ways and staircases are among the most accident prone places. There are variety of reasons why
individuals falls on stairs and one of them being a health inability like vision impairment, dizziness due to
a particular sickness or common collapse and fainting. However individuals may also simply trip and fall
in stairways. Accidents cannot be planned but they can be predictable. Slippery stairs always expose
individuals to accidents. Therefore people have come up with ways of introducing non-slip stair treads
to reduce these accidents.
Several methods are nowadays used to create friction and increase the grip between our footsteps and
the stair steps so as to reduce chances of us slipping, falling and hurting ourselves. These solutions come
in variety of materials, shapes, sizes and difference in installing them on our stairs. Lets look at some of
the most common methods of creating non-slip stair treads:
Stair trade rubbers – Rubber is commonly known for its ability to create intense friction when it comes
into contact with another object, a major reason it is being used in tires. Therefore this aspect has
probed constructors and architects to be able to come up with rubber stair treads. Rubber stair reads
reduce chances of individuals slipping on the stair as it has the capacity to form a very strong grip
between a foot step and the stair step thus causing maxim stability of the individual on the stairs. The
speed to which the individual is moving does not determine the extent of the grip.
Stair tread Carpets – Another common remedy for slipping off stairs is the using of carpet stair treads.
Carpet stair treads also create as much friction as possible and lower the event to which an individual
may fall from the stair ways by slipping. Carpets also are mostly rough in texture to enable a much
stronger grip with the foot and increase stability. Installing carpets mostly involves the use of industrial
glues which effectively hold the carpet onto the floor as a carpet which is not held tightly on the floor
and moves about is also as dangerous as not putting a stair tread or even worse.
Stair tread lowes – These also ensure safety on the stair cases and stair ways. They are stair tread covers
made from material which is meant to reducing slipping chances for individuals thus reducing the risk
that come with accidents. The material used to make stair tread lowes is usually rough in nature to
increase the extent of the friction between the footsteps and the stair cases and create a non slip
environment for users of the staircases. However much care and maintenance is needed on the stair
tread lows as exposure and accumulation of dirt, grime and moisture may increase the chances of these
covers becoming slippery and causing worse accidents to the users of the staircases.
Stair tread caps – these are basically stair tread covers which also ensure that enough grip is available on
the stairs which ensures individuals are protected from slippery surfaces which leads to accidents. The
stair tread caps are one of the most effective ways of creating a slip resistant surface.