How to Install Non-Slip Treads to Your Stairs

December 22, 2015 1 min read

Non slip treads add an additional safety feature to stairs and can be installed at home by most do-it-yourselfers.

You will need:

non-slip treads

steel straight edge
a linoleum knife
rubber or vinyl adhesive
a hand roller

Begin with the prep work. Nail down any loose steps and fill any cracks or holes on the surface of the steps. Follow with a good cleaning.

Trim the treads to fit each step. It’s easiest to cut treads with a steel straight edge and linoleum knife.

Make sure there are no air pockets when adhering the treads and that they attach smoothly and evenly.

Apply adhesive on the bottom of the tread and underneath the nosing spreading evenly. Only work with one or two treads at a time. Set the nose of the tread first, pushing back firmly and tightly. Follow with rolling the treads completely smooth with a hand roller.

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