When it comes to aluminum vs. adhesive stair treads, the bottom line comes down to whether you’re willing to put up with a sticky situation if your stair treads fail prematurely.
People like adhesive stair treads because they’re cheap and easy to install. However, they don’t last like aluminum stair treads. And when adhesive stair treads begin to fail, you’re left with a mess that’s going to cost you to clean up before installing new treads.
Amstep’s aluminum stair treads may last the entire lifetime of the building. Common industries that use our stair treads include public transit, parking garages, and places with heavy foot traffic.
Our non-slip stair treads are made with an aircraft-grade aluminum base with a mixture of epoxy and abrasive materials. This proves a durable and long lasting solution. Aluminum also provides a more professional-look to your stairs than adhesive.
While adhesive may be cheaper, Amstep offers affordable aluminum stair treads. Our products save you money from any potential mess from choosing less reliable materials for stair treads.
Amstep 300 Series stair nosings go over existing stairs and provide 3 to 5 inches of durable non slip surface superior to standard rubber stair treads. They can go over worn out existing embedded stair nosing or provide a new non slip front edge to a worn or slippery step. They can go over wood, metal and even vinyl stairs. They come in many colors and provide a visual contrast to the front edge of your steps. They are also available with Sightline and Glowline options for increased visibility even in the dark.
The Amstep 500 series safety stair treads, for renovating existing staircases, is crafted from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and fitted with our exclusive, anti-slip, abrasive particle composite. Available in sizes ranging from 8″ to 11″. Deeper steps can be accommodated with multiple pieces (contact our sales department). These easy-to-install high grip treads provide an affordable option for improving stairway safety and providing long-lasting durability beyond what rubber stair treads can provide.
Heavy duty factories, industrial areas and greasy environments need more grip; many customers turn to our 700 Series aluminum stair treads. Originally developed for use in mass transit systems, these treads can withstand the severe industrial conditions and heavy traffic. They are specially designed to disperse liquids, dirt, and other contaminants without delaminating or cracking like a lower quality rubber stair tread. These treads are offered in 8 to 11 inch depths and can be configured to cover stairs’ depths even greater than 11 inches.