Stairs can be dangerous for children and older adults who may have difficulties getting around. Falls on stairs can cause serious injuries that can lead to fatality, especially for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three million older adults are being treated each year for fall injuries with at least 300,000 being hospitalized because of a head or hip injury. Rubber stair treads and step mats are one of the most cost-effective ways to keep your stairs safe from accidental slips and falls. Indoor and outdoor stairs alike, it is important to safeguard your steps to keep those you care about safe and out of harm’s way. A couple of the most common factors that may contribute to the dangers of stair include broken or uneven steps and moisture.
Stair treads provide ample traction to avoid slipping as well as keeping your stairs free from any unwanted damage. Rubber is the perfect material for non-slip treads because of its high coefficient of friction which gives you better grip and traction with each step. It can be used both indoors and outdoors as the rubber materials used to create stair treads are extremely durable and moisture resistant. Outdoor staircases are even more prone to being the cause of accidental slips and falls than indoor staircases due to their location outdoors. Staircases that are exposed to such elements will benefit greatly from the addition of anti-slip treads. The rubber material will keep its traction abilities, even when wet, making them the perfect safeguard against unwanted slips and falls.
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