Staircases can be extremely hazardous in any public area or place of business. These areas tend to see a higher number of accidents than most others. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an estimated 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace can be attributed to slip and fall accidents. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that many of these accidents occur on stairways. The Rubber Flooring Experts recognize that this is a serious hazard in an industrial setting. Industrial areas tend to have very hard surfaces and there is usually a level of productivity that needs to be maintained. If a worker slips off a set of stairs and suffers a serious injury, productivity will suffer and the associated medical bills can be astronomical. Avoid dangerous situations by installing rubber stair treads on both indoor and outdoor staircases. Rubber stair mats are anti-slip, weather resistant, and extremely cost effective—the perfect solution for any busy factory, retail store, or public facility.
With its high natural coefficient of friction, rubber is an ideal step mat. Rubber stair treads may be made from reclaimed or recycled rubbers, both of which are inherently slip-resistant and durable. In terms of inherent slip resistance, it is hard to beat rubber. It naturally comes with a high degree of friction, which is key in providing the secure traction levels that keep people safe and upright on their feet. This is the primary feature that makes rubber treads for stairs so useful to have in place. If a person experiences better traction, the chances of them slipping are drastically reduced. It is for this reason that rubber stair treads can alleviate a lot of the usual safety anxiety that comes with industrial staircases.
As if the natural traction in rubber was not enough, some of our rubber stair mats come with surface textures. Continue Reading Below
The surface textures offered on rubber stair treads allows for extra traction, even during inclement weather involving rainfall! The surface textures are a design pattern featuring protrusions that are slightly raised. Each protrusion contributes to an overall improved level of grip for the feet on top of the tread. These protrusions are strategically laid out in designs that are meant to enhance grip. During rainy seasons, rubber stair treads add friction to slippery stairs and that helps to prevent dangerous falls and keeps customers and employees safe.
In order to ensure the proper and secure placement of rubber stair treads onto each individual step, rubber stair mats come with an extended lip or nose that helps them lock on to the edge of a step. This feature helps you make sure that the individual mat is secured and free from the risk of slipping out of place over time.
Rubber treads for stairs demonstrate excellent durability and weather resistance. Being made from recycled tire crumb, they retain the water resistance and all-weather durability of car tires. This allows rubber stair mats the ability to withstand not only hard physical contact, but also harsh elemental environments. Whether the rubber stair treads are used in your home or in a department store, they are tough enough to survive the conditions of weather and the foot-traffic associated with stairways.
In addition to protecting people, rubber stair treads are perfect for protecting the actual steps of the staircase. Over time, steps can suffer from damage. This is especially true if the area sees a high volume of foot traffic going up and down. Steps that are worn away or chipped can pose a serious threat because they cause people to lose their footing. The rubber stair mats are perfect for shielding these surfaces because rubber can absorb physical shock and impact. It prevents the force from reaching the actual surfaces of the steps.
In some instances, aesthetics matter a lot. While we have rubber treads for stairs that have a simple design that is more suited to industrial settings, we also offer rubber stair treads that have more elegant cast iron style designs on them. These more stylish sorts of rubber stair mats have the same durability and protective qualities as their more industrial looking kin, but they differ only in their aesthetic sensibilities. They can be used in industrial settings for the purpose of adding a new visually pleasing element to the area.
Rubber stair mats are long lasting in abrasive environments and are able to protect staircases from damage that would otherwise have occurred over time. If you have pricey wood floors, rubber will serve as a protective flooring layer between wood floors and oncoming traffic. Invest in anti-slip safety—explore our top-selling rubber stair treads or contact a Rubber Flooring Expert for a recommendation!