Wooden stairs are a popular feature in many homes and businesses because it adds aesthetic appeal and warmth. However, one of the downsides of having wooden stairs in or around your property is that, when slippery, it can be dangerous to anyone using it.
Wood is specifically slippery when wet conditions or mold are present or corrosion has taken place. As a home or business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the surfaces in your home are clean and maintained. But with wood stairs, these steps may not be enough. You will require an additional solution to ensure sufficient traction to make the stairs completely safe for use.
Non-slip for stairs solutions
There are a variety of ways to make wood stairs safer. Before investing in a solution, it is important to understand your unique situation. Questions to consider include:
- Are the stairs inside or outdoors?
- Are wet conditions often present?
- Are the stairs in a high-traffic area?
- Installing a carpet or runner
- Applying non-slip stair treads for wood
Non-slip stair treads for wood come with high-grade adhesive backing that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
- Applying an anti-slip for wood stairs product
At SlipDoctors, we recommend Floor Grip. This is an exclusive roll-on anti-slip coating designed for creating an anti-slip layer on interior and exterior wood surfaces. Once applied, it provides a durable high-traction surface that is both scratch and chemical resistant.
If the area is smaller or it is a hard to reach area you could also consider SlipDoctors Extra Fine Clear anti-slip spray for wood. This is an easy to apply anti-slip solution, an epoxy aerosol spray that provides a clear, hard, finely textured finish on wood and vinyl surfaces.
Both are great solutions for human feet and dog paws.
Still unsure of which option is right for you?
Contact our flooring experts at SlipDoctors. We will discuss your needs and find the perfect solution for your stairs.