Stairs used for outdoor purposes require more consideration than those indoors. While building owners must consider the amount of traffic, budget and ease of maintenance on both indoor and outdoor stairs, exterior stair treads exposed to the environment are placed under much harsher conditions. Day-to-day changes in the weather, as well as seasonal changes need to be taken into consideration, as they can wear down treads more quickly.

Outdoor Tread Options

There are a number of metal stair treads available for outdoor use. While some are more appropriate than others, the location and environment surrounding the steps will help to dictate the most appropriate material. Our Series 500 and Series 700 treads are most popular for exterior staircases.

Series 500

outdoor stair treadsThe Amstep 500 series is crafted from heavy-duty extruded aluminum and fitted with our exclusive, anti-slip, abrasive particle composite. The 500 series is the perfect outdoor stair tread — built to withstand harsh outdoor climates and temperatures. These easy-to-install treads provide an affordable option for improving stair safety in outdoor environments. They come in depths from 8″ to 11″ or more.

If you’re looking to cover just the first 3” to 5” of the step, see our 300 Series renovation stair nosing. The same quality of material just smaller depths.

For custom depths or additional assistance placing your order, call us: 1-800-457-0869

Series 700

For industrial areas and greasy environments, many customers turn to our 700 Series stair treads. Originally developed for use in mass transit systems, these treads can withstand severe industrial conditions and heavy traffic. Currently in place at train stations, on ferry boats, and in processing plants, they are a great choice for outdoor stair treads. They are specially designed to disperse liquids, dirt, and other contaminants without delaminating or cracking. These treads are offered in depths of 8 to 11 inches or more.

Injuries involving stairs occur every year, and some of these accidents have been known to cause serious injury or death. As a result, building operators—whether industrial, residential, municipal or private—need to observe the risks and choose stair treads that are appropriate for the environment.

Though Amstep offers anti-slip paint in a variety of colors and levels of abrasive, it is not the best alternative to outdoor stair treads as it can easily become covered in snow and ice, negating its slip-resistant properties. The abrasive material used in our treads and nosing is less affected by weather conditions, and works more effectively to prevent slipping on the stairs. Additionally, our treads and nosing are easily replaced when they become worn by traffic or the environment.

Various tread widths are available to increase the anti-slip surface of stairs, and help to improve safety of those people using the stairs. Luminous materials can also be integrated into stairs to improve visibility in dark areas and prevent missteps from occurring. As with other stair treads, these luminescent treads are also easily replaceable.

The Amstep Advantage 

Amstep has been in the stair safety industry since 1911 and have manufactured non slip stair treads and stair nosings longer than any other company. Our company can help you, whether it is a large construction project, or the requirement for only a few stairs. Expert staff members are available to assist you in finding exactly the right product for you, and provide anti-slip protection for all of your outdoor stair tread needs, so be sure to contact us today!