Rubber stair treads are installed on the stairs to provide non-slip surfaces. Installing rubber treads on your stairs can prevent serious injuries because of slips and falls, and make your stairs safer for everyone. Staging steps of rubber stairs is not difficult, and the process of taking supplies can be picked up at a hardware store or home improvement. Store rubber treads and adhesives for 24 hours at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. Cooler temperatures make products difficult to work with, and can impede proper adhesion.
Clean the stairs, and repair damaged or worn areas. Use epoxy putty nose to repair the front of the rung, so the surface is smooth and smooth. It is imperative that no spaces are present during the installation of the rubber stair treads on the front of the tread. Fill all the spaces in front of the step with putty of the nose before installing the treads. Fill cracks and holes with basecoat compound, and let it dry completely. Once the stairs are dry, clean the surfaces with water and a rag, to be sure the stairs are free of chemicals and dirt. Allow the surfaces to dry completely.
Cut the rubber stair treads to size with a knife. Trim the edges to ensure a tight and even fit for each individual tread. Apply rubber adhesive to one step of the ladder, coating the surface completely. Follow the specific instructions of your product for your application, as each one is different. Make sure adhesive is placed under the overhangs.