Stair Tread Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Bristol, VA 276-645-8000

    Strongwell is the world's leading pultruder of FRP structural components. Strongwell’s products include structural shapes, plate, fiberglass grating, building panels, handrail systems, ladder & cage systems, bridge decks, cooling tower components, planking systems, and custom shapes. If you would like more information about our company then please let us know!

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  • Mobile, AL 800-226-1134

    All Plastics and Fiberglass prefabricates gratings products including fiberglass gratings, bar gratings and floor gratings. We offer online ordering of our in-stock products to accommodate all our current and potential customers. Allow our very capable engineers and technicians at All Plastics and Fiberglass to come up with a custom solution perfectly suited to fit your needs.

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  • Abita Springs, LA 800-259-6874

    We offer molded and pultruded fiberglass grating, extruded aluminum stair treads, fiberglass stair treads and covers, fiberglass structural shapes and plates, as well as clips and accessories. Strength and durability are the main factors of our grates, and we take pride in our ability to supply top-notch products that stand the test of time. We have a large number of stock items, but we are always more than willing to supplier non-stock items. We ship quickly and all over the US for our customers convenience.

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  • Birmingham, AL 877-880-3319

    Our seasoned engineers are experts at manufacturing durable gratings. These high quality solutions are specialized for a variety of industries. We take pride in saying that all of our manufacturing processes happen right here in the United States. We promise to assist you with all of your needs. You will be satisfied with our long-lasting economical solutions!

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Stair Treads Industry Information

Stair Treads

Stair treads are permanent slip-resistant surfaces that are attached to stairways in factories, workplaces, outdoor areas, and other areas in which a slip-proof stair is required. Stair treads are available in a wide range of sizes, nosing options, and construction methods. They are typically fabricated from metals such as aluminum or steel, although fiberglass grating or plastic grating can also be used.

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Applications of Stair Treads

Food processing plants, maintenance areas, and worker platforms on marine and oil rigs are just a few of the areas that commonly employ the use of stair treads to increase safety. The treads provide a gripping surface for movement up and down the stairs, preventing incidents of falling that commonly occur in the existence of liquids and surfaces. They are used with stairs made from wood, concrete, diamond plate, and fiberglass.

Stair Tread Design and Function

Stair treads can be made from bar grating or plate grating with diamond, slotted, large or small round hole perforations, serrated teeth, and textured surfaces to create traction and prevent slipping of persons or equipment. Bar grating treads are some of the most common designs of stair treads, as they offer high-strength and cost-effectiveness. Grated or perforated stair treads also permit dirt, mud, snow, rain, and other liquids to pass through the stairs, rather than collecting on the surface and creating a hazard. However, the openings of the treads are typically small enough to allow the catch of tools, scraps, or other objects that may be dropped accidentally. They are simple to manufacture and durable under constant traffic. For those treads made from bar grating or aluminum grating, they can be welded directly to the stairs to ensure immobility.

Other methods of securing treads include bolting through pre-drilled holes or attachment to existing treads or framework such as masonry anchors. Plank type treads are typically more lightweight than bar gratings but are not as durable. They are ideal, however, for extremely high-slip resistance requirements and are able to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish to the stairway. Openings through perforation or expansion can be in a pattern or design to complement an area. Nosing is another feature that can further improve both the function and appearance of stair treads, as it allows for the covering of the edging of the tread, preventing unnecessary snagging, and providing a clean finish.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing Stair Treads

Considerations when determining the most suitable material to use in the fabrication of stair treads include desired safety features, weight-bearing capacity, and required resistance to wear and corrosion. Stair treads are an important safety feature of many work environments and, as such, should be considered carefully.

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