How to Install Different Styles of Stair Treads

Depending on the style, non-slip rubber stair treads can be installed using different methods. In fact, there are three different methods of installing stair treads, loose laying; double sided tape adhesive; and glue, that should be chosen based on environment and level of foot traffic. Despite the varying materials used, all three of these methods are simple enough for anyone to do on their own. The ease of installation makes this a great DIY project anyone can do on their own without having to pay an installer. Continue reading to learn how to install stair treads using each of these methods!

Cast Iron Treads

There are three ways of securing cast iron stair treads: loose laying, double sided tape adhesive, and glue. Loose laying is possible for cast iron treads because of the thicker rubber material making them heavier than other stair treads. However, if you are using cast iron mats outdoors, it is recommended to use glue or other strong adhesives to secure your treads due to the environmental factors they will be facing outdoors.

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Click the image above to view our elegant “New Amsterdam” cast iron stair treads!

Stair Treads with Nosing

Stair treads with nosing gives each step a little bit more coverage by draping over the edge of the step. In addition, the extended nose will allow you to fit each stair tread snuggly on each step which will allow it to stay firmly in place without the use of adhesives. For a temporary, yet adhered, installation, simply use double sided tape adhesive. This will allow for easy removal and replacement should the adhesive wear down. If you would like an outdoor or more permanent installation, you may also use glue to install your stair treads.

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