For an easy non-slip surface, opt for a low-pile carpet runner direct attached to the stair treads. Or, should you not wish to damage the treads below, look for the more traditional runner rods, available in a wide selection of styles and finishes to complement more staircase styles. For something a bit more
Stair design specifications for older adults or for people with limited mobility: This article lists safety features and optimal stairway designs for older building SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS, EXTERIOR STAIRS - Exterior Stair trip & fall hazard photographs & descriptions - a photo catalog of slip trip and fall hazards at outdoor steps
Where I work, the grade at the end of a deck staircase often slopes, which means I have to establish where the bottom step will land before I can determine the overall rise of the stair. .. I've become more conservative with age, and I worry about the long-term performance of critical attachments on decks.
A staircase should do more than simply provide a means to get from the ground to the deck or from one deck level to the next. Stairs should make you want to see where they lead, and they should be more comfortable and convenient than code-minimum design makes them. Too often, though, they are
Rubber stair treads can be used as indoor stair treads and outdoor stair treads (always read the product description to be sure), so they are a very versatile If you are concerned that rubber stair treads will look too industrial try this clever design hack: Choose stair treads in a bright color to add fun and a
After the notches are cut out of these 2x12 stringers, about 5-1 2 inches of uncut width is left for strength—in other words, the stringers are as strong as 2x6s. These stringers have to span a distance of about 9 feet, which is close to the limit for a 2x6 joist. For extra strength, we added 2x4 cleats. Bonus: More Staircase Design