Stair treads are found in commercial and residential locations alike to help increase traction and prevent slips and falls while adding a touch of style thanks to a myriad of colors, patterns and textures. While commercial stair treads are constructed from rubber and vinyl and are used primarily for stairwell safety, residential stair treads are most often used outdoors on wood and stone steps or indoors on wood stairs and afford an attractive, eye-catching appearance to help spruce up any stairwell while still affording a slip-resistance surface.
Perhaps the most popular and rugged residential stair tread option is our Waterhog Stair Treads. These stair coverings are available in 18 popular colors with the top surface constructed of polypropylene, which is stain, fade and mildew resistant and dries quicker than a typical cotton or wood fabric. The premium Nitrile rubber backing will not break down or curl up, even with constant use. Thus, Waterhog stair treads are ideal both indoor and outdoor use.
Aside from the Waterhog Stair Treads, our Residential Rubber Stair Treads have a wrought iron appearance that scrapes off dirt and debris before entering inside. These outdoor treads are designed for use in areas exposed directly to sun, rain and snow.
All of our other residential stair treads are carpeted stair coverings that are designed for use indoors on hard surface stairs including wood, metal, tile, stone and concrete. These stair treads are constructed of cotton, wool and polyester and come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. Some of these stair coverings are more textured while others are more uniform and some have rounded edges while others are rectangular in shape. Perhaps the biggest challenge is choosing a color scheme to match your stairwell. Although some of the stair tread collections are solid colors, most have a multi-tone pattern.
In order to choose the best stair tread for your home, there are several steps to narrow down the vast selection of stair coverings available. First, decide if the stair treads are being placed indoors or outside. (This will also help determine if rubber stair treads are an option if being used outdoors). Once known, the next step is to choose either a solid color pattern or a multi-tone design. Third, choose the appropriate color scheme for your stairway within the solid or multi-tone patterns selected in the previous step. Lastly, if available, you can decide if a rectangular shape or an oval shape would look best in your space. Always be sure to have enough residential stair tread tape to keep the treads firmly in place and prevent slips and falls.