High-quality decorative stair treads are must-haves in homes as they last years and help prevent injuries. Decorative stair treads, contrary to popular belief, aren't just for home beautification as they also provide grip as you walk up and down your staircase. Bare wooden steps, although they look incredible, are slippery, which makes them a hazard especially for your kids and pets. Also, outdoor staircases can become treacherous when they're covered in snow, ice, or rainwater. Fortunately, decorative stair treads will make your steps safer.
To help you make a selection, consider the points that we've listed below.
When determining which stair treads are best to add into your home, you first need to consider the number of mats you need. Of course, you'd want each step to have a tread. If you have 10-12 steps in your staircase, then you need 10-12 mats. A lot of manufacturers and designers would allow you to purchase additional treads if your chosen set doesn't have enough. There are also treads that you can purchase individually.
Length and Width
Most stair treads aren't made to wrap the lips of steps. As they only need to sit on top of a surface, your tread's length should be 3-5 inches shorter than the length of each step. Most treads measure 8-10 inches long. Any longer than that should be used on a larger staircase. To determine the maximum length for your stair tread, measure the front of a step all the way to the back. As for the width, you will find that decorative stair treads come in various widths. A tread's width will determine the amount of surface that will be covered in each step. You can go for a narrow stair tread, which is usually 22.5 inches wide. For a wider tread, the biggest you can go for is 36 inches. A wide stair tread is often used outdoors while a narrower design is best used indoors. After you've got the aforementioned aspects covered, you can proceed to the fun part which is shopping! Check out our top picks below as we are sure you'll find a set that you'll love for your home.
Amald Diamond Stair Tread