Why Use Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers?

Stairs are a feature of so many settings, however they can also be extremely hazardous, particularly when wet. They are also a high traffic area, meaning that they are likely to get worn very quickly. Some materials such as wood can become warped and accumulate mildew when damp, making them more hazardous and slippery. As such, it is important to take measures to enhance safety.

Sometimes anti-slip tape is seen as a means of mitigating hazards however they are unlikely to adhere to a wet material. Heavy-duty grit can also be used but this can damage footwear of users and can be trodden around creating mess.

What are Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers

Fiberglass stair tread covers are extremely durable and have been designed to withstand the elements, in particular moisture and damp, and are well suited to high-wear applications. Stair tread covers have a yellow stripe, attracting attention to the edge of the stairs and meaning there are less slips and falls.

The thickness of fiberglass is consistent through the length of the product and is rigid and resistant to expansion meaning it is perfect for high footfall areas.

Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers from Strongwell

Strongwell’s DURATREAD™ molded fiberglass stair tread covers offer a cost-effective, simple means of enhancing the safety of stairways. These covers use a gritted surface are can be used on top of metal, concrete or wood steps as well as over fiberglass stair treads.

Our fiberglass stair tread covers are slip and impact resistant, easy to cut, lightweight and durable. They can be used in a wide range of applications, particularly applications which are high traffic and slippery environments and they decrease the amounts of accidents.

DURATREAD™ fiberglass stair tread covers are produced using high strength fiberglass mat combined with a selection of resin systems. The top surface is coated using an aluminum oxide grit, offering a slip-resistant, durable tread.

Our fiberglass stair tread covers are available in a range of thicknesses and their colors can be customized upon request.

Applications of Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers

Fiberglass stair tread covers are used in a variety of diverse applications including:

  • Food Processing Amenities
  • Materials of Construction
  • Outdoor Sports Amenities
  • Amusement/Water Parks
  • Motels/Hotels
  • Chemical Processing Plants
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Services
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor Stairways

Fiberglass Stair Tread Covers in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park

A national park in Kentucky used Strongwell’s DURATREAD™  fiberglass stair tread covers to protect the concrete stairs which have been worn away by heavy use and old age. Fiberglass stair tread covers meant the stairs did not need to be fully removed and replaced, offering a much more cost-effective solution whilst preserving the park’s original features.

DURATREAD™  for Baltimore Train Station

Baltimore, Maryland is home to the eight busiest rail stations in the country. Our fiberglass stair tread covers offered a quick, drop-in solution for the stair renovation project, offering a durable and minimalistic design. These stair treads were simple and quick to install, decreasing the overall disruption to the facilities.

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