Updated July 04, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Outdoor Non Slip Stair Treads

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Since the initial publication of this wiki in December of 2017, there have been 10 edits to this page. Installing a sturdy railing isn’t the only way to ensure your outdoor stairway is a safe place. With these nonslip treads, you’ll make it easier for people, including senior citizens and children, to navigate the steps without taking a tumble. Many of these options look stylish enough to enhance the decor of your porch or deck as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best outdoor non slip stair tread on Amazon.

10. Casa Pura Bullnose

9. Rubber-Cal Mats

8. Palos Designs Scrollwork

7. MBigM Grits

6. Zicoto Clear

5. Casa Pura Grips

4. SlipDoctors Tape

3. Slip Guard Safety

2. Handi-Treads NSTR-191

1. Bungalow Waterhogs

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Amstep Series 500 This affordable solution for keeping worn stairways safe are built to outlast ordinary treads by many years. They’re made from heavy-duty, extruded aluminum and covered with a traction-generating surface made of abrasive, nonskid particles. These components are bonded together for a solution that rivals the strength of concrete, stone, or marble. They come in a variety of lengths between four and 11 inches, as well as with beveled or flat edges. amstep.com

Editor's Notes

July 02, 2019:

Just about every trip outside tends to involve climbing or walking down some stairs. And it’s not without risk, since every year 1 million Americans suffer stair-related injuries, according to reports. Some non-slip treads will provide additional grip for feet (or paws) for extra safety, especially during rain or snow.

The Zicoto Clear joins the list in this update, as an affordable option that works indoors or out on many types of flooring, including wood and laminate. These 15 sticky strips will adhere strongly and come with a roller so you can eliminate air bubbles when you’re installing them. When used outdoors, they can be cleaned with a spray from the garden hose. (Indoors, they’ll wipe clean with a moist rag or paper towel.) They’ve been used in spots like backyard wooden bridges, which can get very slippery, as well as smooth wooden staircases. While they’ll help to prevent slipping, they don’t have a sandpaper-like finish that can be rough on bare feet as well as little hands and knees.

The Bungalow Waterhogs retains its top spot as a popular choice available in different dimensions and a handful of neutral colors. They come in a set of four and are made in the United States using polypropylene fiber, which won’t gather mildew or rot. The rubber backing is eco-friendly, consisting of 20% recycled materials. To clean them, simply shake or vacuum them to remove loose dirt. They can also be sprayed with a hose and line-dried.

Leaving the list today is the Tape King Step, which comes up short against the elements, as it can loosen and peel when hit with rain or snow.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on July 04, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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