How do Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers Enhance Slip Resistance?

Fiberglass is a widely used material in many industries because of its high strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. One such example of its application is stair tread covers in industrial settings to enhance slip resistance and improve overall worker safety. Plant managers, safety coordinators, and business owners alike can benefit from installing fiberglass stair tread covers over existing stairs as they can withstand harsh environments and heavy foot traffic while reducing the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Throughout this blog post, we will explore the key benefits of fiberglass stair tread covers, such as the high coefficient of friction and available tread options, and how they improve safety in the workplace.

Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers

In environments commonly exposed to liquids or moisture, anti-slip features are vital for the safety of employees and other personnel. At Strongwell, our stair tread covers are manufactured under our DURATREAD™ brand as a cost-effective and durable solution to enhance slip resistance. These stair tread covers are made from high-strength fiberglass mats and various resin systems and can be installed over concrete, metal, or wood steps, as well as over fiberglass stair treads.


Fiberglass has numerous benefits, especially when used to manufacture stair tread covers in environments such as chemical processing plants, hotels, outdoor sports facilities, water treatment plants, and other similar places. In this section, we take a look at some of the advantages. 

Coefficient of Friction

The coefficient of friction is significant in applications that require slip-resistance products as it refers to the ratio of the frictional force that resists two surfaces coming into contact with each other. It measures how easily an object will slide over another and can be impacted by the materials involved. Due to their manufacturing techniques and materials, Strongwell’s stair tread covers have a high coefficient of friction and offer outstanding slip resistance.

Surface Treatments

Strongwell’s stair tread covers are coated with a quartz grit to enhance slip resistance and provide a durable tread. Quartz grit comprises tiny, abrasive particles that create a rough surface on the tread covers, adding to their slip resistance. Additionally, various resin systems can be used in the tread covers depending on their intended applications and environments. 

Other crucial benefits of using fiberglass in stair tread covers include the following:

  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Cost-Effective
  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Lightweight
  • Low Conductivity
  • Low Maintenance
  • Slip Resistant

Strongwell and Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers

Fiberglass stair tread covers have significant safety benefits in industrial environments and can be manufactured in a range of colors, depths, and thicknesses to suit specific applications. At Strongwell, we provide DURATREAD™ molded fiberglass stair tread covers in depths 8” to 12” and with thicknesses of ⅛” and ¼” as standard options, but other sizes are available if requested. 

Contact a member of our team today to learn more about how fiberglass stair tread covers help enhance slip resistance in industrial settings.