Stair profile prevents wear and gives good anti-slip

Stair Profiles Which Apply?

For a moment you think back to the moment you decided to make this worn-out staircase beautiful again, read everything on the internet, sanding puttying grounds everything you have done, even provided the stairs with a white top layer for extra wear resistance. How can you avoid having to paint again in a year’s time? because that would be a disaster. You have read something about stair profiles, but is this the solution? Do I like this on my stairs? All questions that come to mind and different versions available etc can be found at AntiSlip Staircase Edge protection.

What exactly is a stair profile?

A stair profile is an aluminum corner profile with ridges for an anti-slip effect and is mounted on the nose (front) of the stair step. The stair profile serves to protect your stair step against wear, damage and to prevent a slippery step, so it makes your stairs a lot safer. The stair profile is easy to apply, with a hacksaw, you can saw it to the desired length and with double-sided adhesive tape, or with the help of screws you can easily mount the profile against the front of the stair treads.

Most buildings such as shops, offices and galleries where there are stairs have such a stair profile. This is because these stairs are used intensively, wooden steps will wear out at the edges. Of course you want to prevent this and that is why it is smart to place such a stair profile on every step. The stair tread does not wear out and many of these stair profiles also provide good anti-slip due to the ridges in them.

You actually also want to protect your painted staircase in the house against this wear and tear of the steps, however, such a stair profile gives you a cheap look and does not look good, so you can also opt for a wide anti-slip stair strip, this also reduces wear and tear. against the steps, because you do not walk very intensively on the stairs in the house, compared to a staircase in a store, such a wide anti-slip strip is also a good alternative and some versions also look very nice because this wide anti-slip strip is for sale in many beautiful design colors.

To help you make the right choice, I have listed the most common anti-slip stair profiles below, together with the properties and a price indication for purchasing a set for 1 staircase. I also mentioned the alternative anti-slip rubber tape, to advertise our own product a little bit. If you also want to see what options are available here, read my article about anti-slip tape and the possibilities.

What types of stair profiles are there

  • stair profile in aluminum version
  • stair profile aluminum with plastic
  • stair profile in PVC version
  • stair profile PVC milling cutter

Galleries that have concrete stairs, a stair profile is actually not necessary there, concrete hardly wears out, even marble steps or glass

stair treads there is no need for a stair profile. An adhesive rubber strip can also be used for this.

But in many situations the stair profile is ideal, such as stairs in shops, factories and industrial halls, or in an outdoor application on decking, steps or wooden stairs that become super slippery when it rains.

Stair profiles are available in black, silver and gold-coloured aluminum and there are also models of stair profiles with a rubber inlay to provide even more anti-slip.

PVC stair profiles are for sale. These stair profiles must be combined with a covering such as a novilon tarpaulin or a PVC floor tarpaulin. Then it is a beautiful tight solution where you can apply the stair profile in a different color than the surface, this to give a nice contrast. These PVC corner profiles are also available in many different colors and various lengths.

Stair profile in aluminum

An aluminum stair profile comes in different lengths. There are models that you can screw onto your stair treads and there are also profiles that are attached to the stairs using double-sided adhesive tape. The aluminum stair profiles are easy to saw to the right length with a hacksaw, these profiles are usually supplied in a multiple error length. The stair profiles are available in aluminum blank, in a black and in a gold-coloured version. The color is anodized (this is an oxide layer that is very strong and is created by a chemical process as a skin layer in the aluminum)

For a complete staircase with 13 steps, the purchase costs for this stair profile are approximately 120.00 euros. Depends a bit on the model of stairs. This profile is supplied in 3 length sizes: 1000mm, 1350mm and 2700mm.

Stair profile aluminum with plastic inlay

The aluminum stair profiles have a wide plastic inlay for even more non-slip grip, the combination is extremely good and suitable for most outdoor situations and damp areas. the strip can be easily mounted with screws and is available in different lengths. This profile is also suitable for outdoor use.

Stair Profile Plastic Stick-on Plastic Strip

If you don’t like such an angle profile on the nose of your stairs, a stair profile that is widely used for stairs in the house is a non-slip or anti slip rubber tape, these are available in different widths and thicknesses and you can easily stick them on your stairs, the wider and thicker this stair profile is, the better protection it provides against wear and tear on your stair treads, the stair profile is supplied on a roll and is made of a special type of plastic (elastomer/pvc combination) which makes this profile very strong and non-slip adhesive layer so that everyone can easily apply this stair profile, even if you are not very han 

For a complete staircase with 13 steps, the purchase costs for this stair profile are approximately 45.00 euros. Depends a bit on the model of stairs and the brand you purchase. This profile is supplied in 2 length sizes: 5 mtr and 15 mtr and 8 colors

Stair profile plastic milling

This profile has been used in wooden stairs for a long time. It is a profile that is clamped into the stair step, 1 or 2 grooves are then made in each stair step with a milling machine, the plastic stair profile is mounted in this groove. If the strip is worn or badly damaged, you can easily remove this profile from the groove and place a new one.

Unfortunately, the stair maker usually does not make this standard in wooden stairs, so many stairs do not have this groove. You can have this done by a good handyman or a specialized company. (there are several that do this) keep in mind that the costs for making such a traprofile groove are approximately 120/150 euros, depending on the number of steps.

Added to this is the profile and the installation, so that the costs quickly rise to 200.00 euros per staircase. This profile is very good for good anti-slip, to prevent wear you should actually place 2 profiles per step.

Are you unsure whether you want to apply this? first request a free sample card of this material without any obligation, then you can test and assess the quality and color to decide whether it is suitable for your situation.