What is the best treatment for slippery wood stairs?

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What is the best treatment for slippery wood stairs?

Asked by Robert Bergman

I have oak stairs. I'd like to put a coating or carpet runner on them to cut down on how slippery they can be. Any ideas?

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Jason Kliwinski's picture

Carpet runner or carpet tiles on the treads are good options. You can also:

  • use 100% recycled rubber stair treads over the wood, or
  • sand the treads of the stairs down and refinish them with a coating that has some grit to it to reduce slip.