The difference between aluminum vs. vinyl stair treads comes down to whether you’re looking for a long-term or short-term solution. At Amstep Products, we make it easy to find the right stair treads material for your needs.
Vinyl stair treads can be found in common places where there’s heavy foot traffic. The problem is that the material wears down quickly, which can easily burn a hole in your budget. The material itself is popular for its looks, but is a poor choice for long term sustainability.
We recommend our aluminum non-slip stair treads because they are durable and outlast versions made from vinyl, carpet, and wood. Our star treads are made with an aircraft-grade aluminum base with a mixture of epoxy and abrasive materials.
Aluminum stair treads are one of the best solutions for busy, walkable areas. Plus, they also provide a more professional-look than vinyl. The latter can appear boring or cheap.
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.