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Best Selling Outdoor Stair Treads

Updated on July 24, 2014

Best Selling Outdoor Stair Treads For The Whole Year Around

I love to use outdoor stair treads at home to protect the stair at home, and most importantly to protect my family from slips and falls.

While I don't have children, I do have often guests with kids, so I try to keep them - along with any elderly who come over to my place from falling on the slippery surface outside, Afterall I don't want to cause them serious injuries when there is something I can do about it.

So indeed, especially if you have children or older people living with you, you need to do everything you can to protect their safety, and one way to do it is by using using non-slip stair treads.

While the indoor stair treads, including beautiful braided stair treads, are more decorative in nature, the outdoor stair mats ones have as main goal protecting and keeping people from falling. This is why you will see them in 'not so pretty' designs and materials.

Afterall, even if you get a good looking set of stair treads for your outdoors, the various weather conditions will quickly turn them to some ugly looking rugs. But if the material is durable, of high quality and good workmaship, they do what they're supposed to do: protect.

So here are some of the best selling outdoor stair treads (also called outdoor stair mats) that you can buy today to assure your safety and that of your family. Note that some of these stair treads and mats can be also used indoors, so don't ignore their double functionality when you can easily save money by buying them in bulk!

"Safety First" Recycled Black Stair Tread Mat

The "Safety First" stair tread mat is made of recycled rubber material (100% recycled), very eco-friendly. Will keep anyone from slips and falls during wet days of rain, snow or ice. Very easy to clean by simply rinsing or wiping the dust away. Measures 9.75" x 29.75".

Very practical to use outdoors, environmentally friendly and at a great price for getting 6 black colored mats in the pack.

You can also use indoor for keeping the staircases slippery free for kids, adults and pets. Recommended!

Installed Rubberized Stairtreads For Outdoors

Installed Rubberized Stairtreads For Outdoors
Installed Rubberized Stairtreads For Outdoors

A great example of rubberized stair cases for outdoors. Safety first, and design second. I like it because there are less chances of accidental slips and falls when going up an down those steps.

Image credits: Creative Commons Flickr

Waterhog Stair Treads
Waterhog Stair Treads

Waterhog Stair Treads - 4 Pcs

This is a new set of stair treads for the outdoors that are great for autumn and winter. Perfect for the steps in front of the house, but also for indoors. They are certainly elegant enough!

You get 4 stair treads in the pack. Perfect for protecting the stairs and your health as well by avoiding any slips and falls, especially when you have kids or elderly around.

The dimensions of the threads are 30"L x 8.5"W x .25"H, which is in fact a larger size than most of the stair treads you buy.

Click on the Buy Now link to check the various colors available this autumn and winter.

rubber step mats
rubber step mats

Rubber Step Mats

The rubber step mats are erfect for outdoors, especially in winter or in areas where the staircases tend to be slippery.

Here are some of the features that make the rubber step mats a welcome addition to any home:

* Long-lasting anti-slip stair tread mats for outdoor stairways

* Simply rinse or wipe this durable rubber step mat for fast, easy cleaning!

* This non slip doormat made with 100% natural and recycled rubber material

* Practical stair treads non slip for durable, eco-friendly home stairway protection

* Protect friends and family from slippery outdoor steps with these rubber drainage mats!

non skid aluminum stair treads
non skid aluminum stair treads

Handi-Treads Non Skid Aluminum Stair Treads

The Handi-Treads Non Skid Aluminum Stair Treads are perfect in winter when rain and snow causes water, mud and slippery surfaces. By placing these stair treads on those floor area, you effectively keep people from falling.

Not only that but they easily keep the mud and dirt from your shoes out there where they belong! And let's say they look cool as well.

An Accident Waiting To Happen

An Accident Waiting To Happen
An Accident Waiting To Happen

This is why stair treads are needed - inside and outside of the house. This staircase is an accident waiting to happen. Very slippery, waxed (which means VERY slippery), and well, did I say very slippery? I'd personally be afraid to walk up and especially down those stairs!

Image credits: Creative Commons Flickr

Outdoor Set Of 2 Stair Treads

I left this set as last in my review because I have them and I love them, but let's say I saw better quality than these. Don't get me wrong, they do last, they work, but first of all you have to buy at least 2 sets since one set has only 2 stair treads included, and the the material for these is not so strong as let's say real rubber, which I use even today for my outdoors.

But on the upside, if you care about how your lawn and garden looks, the outdoor set of 2 stair treads is for you! Because let's face it, these stair treads are pretty. They have a set of nice leaf embossed designs on them that make them attractive. When I had them earlier on, some of my neighbors actually asked me about where to buy them.

They also have an adhesive rubber backing so they stay put on your stairs or granite floor or anywhere that has a smooth surface, which can get slippery with ease.

At less than $15, you can't beat their price, so if you want something that is cheap, good looking and can protect your stairways, then all you need is to buy them! I'm pretty sure you'll be happy with your purchase.

Butterfly stair treads
Butterfly stair treads

Set Of 4 Butterfly Pattern Stair Treads

Crafted with the look of fancy iron grillwork, this set of 4 stair treads improves traction and helps remove dirt and debris from shoes. All rubber. Hose off to clean.

Wonderful stair treads and really great for the price. If you have slippery floors outdoors, you've got to get these stair treads. They're light and protect your feet from slips and falls.

Dean Indoor/Outdoor Non Skid Stair Treads
Dean Indoor/Outdoor Non Skid Stair Treads

Dean Indoor/Outdoor Non Skid Stair Treads

I like these stair treads as they have weather non-skid latex rubber backing which increases traction on the outdoor stairs. Not only for winter, it's a great set for the whole year around when the floor is slippery.

Each set includes three stair treads. Fade resistant. Also great for helping your dog easily navigate your slippery staircase. Padded for noise reduction.

Here are some of the features:

100% Hi UV stabilized polypropylene fiber

Helps reduce slips/increase traction on your stairs

All weather non-skid latex rubber backing

Will not ravel or delaminate

Fade resistant

mountable outdoor stair treads
mountable outdoor stair treads

Mountable Non Slip No Skid Indoor/Outdoor Stairtreads

The perfect stair treads for all kinds of et surfaces, slick surface, icy paths, wheelchair wheel grip, additional boot grip, tennis shoe traction.

Directions for installation:

Secure tread using screws from a local hardware store. Treads will move if not secured


Aluminum construction with 4 way traction surface

For use on any surface including wood, concrete, masonry, metal etc

Mounting holes are pre-drilled into the aluminum for easy installation (hardware not included)

Lifetime guarantee on all tread sizes and colors

Bungalow outdoor stair treads
Bungalow outdoor stair treads

Indoor and Outdoor Waterguard Stair Treads

This is another set of 4 stair treads in a beautiful brown, coal or green color choice, which can be used outdoors as well as indoors. The material is a bit less durable than pure rubber, however this also makes it great for indoors.

And due to the way the threads are combined with fabric squares with SBR rubber backing, you can rest assured that you will enjoy these stair treads for several years before they start to show any sign of wear and tear - and that outdoors!

And let's face it, no one wants to have the same boring stair treads for the next 10 years. Usually people do replace their old and worn stair treads every couple of years, even if just to give their outdoors a more modern look. If you get this set of stair treads, you are guaranteed to enjoy them for at lest a couple of years.

The strong SBR rubber backing makes the Waterguard stair treads strong so they will protect your stairs quite well without ever peeling off. The manufacturer guarantees long lasting life against mildew, rot and even fading, and if you want to have another color instead of brown, you can easily also choose between green and charcoal, to better match the furniture in your room (let's say when you buy it for your indoors).

Imports Décor Rubber Stair Mat

Imports Decor Rubber Stair Mat, Dog, 9-Inch by 30-Inch
Imports Decor Rubber Stair Mat, Dog, 9-Inch by 30-Inch

I love these outdoor rubber stair mats. They are perfect for the spring and summer, when the winter is behind us, and we can actually see the beautiful scroll design of the mats themselves. In winter the mats protect, but in other seasons, they also decorate the patio, the front door or the backyard. And this particular set of mats doesn't disappoint.

You get a mats of 9 inches perfect for the steps outside the front door or leading to the patio. Great for trapping dirt and grime. It is durable and will always look like new. Also perfect to lay down around the pool area or on wet surfaces. Perfect for rain and snow. Actually, wonderful for all year around.


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Installing Your Outdoor Stair Treads

Installing Stair Treads Indoors or Outdoors

Whether indoors or outdoors, installing stair treads is not all the different. People have usually the same questions over and over again, so here are some videos to help you with your installation queries.

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      5 years ago

      The Waterhogs are my favorite.

      In August, I moved into an old house (built in 1940). It's been a lot of fun getting it into shape. There are steps in the front and back of the house and these would be just the ticket. A good investment for my aesthetic and safety needs.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Stanley Green 

      5 years ago from Czech Republic

      We have those and I'm satisfied, because it is always safer mounting them on the stairs :)

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for this info - very informative! I want to go out and find stair treads for the stairs from our hatchway down into our basement. I am always nervous about going up and down those stairs - especially when I am carrying things or small children because they are so narrow. Stair treads would make me feel more secure. Thanks again!

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      rattie lm 

      5 years ago

      Thanks. I need these and hadn't even realised that they were available for outdoors.

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      5 years ago

      I must admit I clicked on this lens out of curiosity, doubtful that it would be the sort of thing I would like. We don't have so many outdoor stair treads in Europe as we are generally less litigious. Having said that, there are some lovely examples of some quite tasteful tread designs here. I think I was expecting to see industrial styled monstrosities, but these are genuinely nice, and I would consider installing them in my garden.

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      5 years ago

      What a great idea. I never thought stair treads could be pretty....

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      cjbmeb14 lm 

      5 years ago

      Never heard of these before

      Very interesting lens with some good information.

      Enjoyed the lens a lot thanks.

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      6 years ago

      I didn't have any idea of how I would continue the wood floor to the stairs at my house until I came to this lens. Very useful information on "How to add a stair runner" too.

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      6 years ago

      I need a few of those stair ice breakers, had a big storm here yesterday. Great lens:)

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      6 years ago

      Never seen these before. What a fantastic idea.

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      6 years ago

      Excellent information for anyone looking for this topic.

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      6 years ago

      Unique lens.Great idea of stair threads.Keep posting

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      Ellen Gregory 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This was good information. I really need indoor stair treads but these are also great for indoors.

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      espressoman lm 

      6 years ago

      I don't have stair treads, but I sure am thinking of getting them.

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      6 years ago

      we were just talking about this last night. it has been raining a lot here and our back stairs are quite slippery.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Getting older and having joint issues I really see the need for treads on outdoor stairways. The older you get the more likely a fall is so safety is always a priority.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. Stair treads are are very important for safety.

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      6 years ago

      Not only safe, but very nice to look at.

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      7 years ago

      HeatTrack actually works like it claims to. I was skeptical, but glad to be proven wrong.

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      7 years ago

      I haven't yet thought of stair treads, it looks quite impressive and I might as well put it. Great tips on the outdoor stair treads.

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      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your lens. You did a fantastic job!

      One squid thumbs up vote issued for this lens :)

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      Entrance Mats 

      7 years ago

      We've been looking into retrofitting our outdoor staircase with treads because we're expecting rain/snow this season. Found your lens here and I have to say it's helped!

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful information you put together - a lot of thought definitely went into this lens, therefore, it shall be Blessed by this SquidAngel!

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      7 years ago

      Awesome list of outdoor stair treads that can given as gifts as well. Great lens!

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      7 years ago from Florida

      Interesting--I've never given much thought to stair treads!

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      7 years ago

      Very nice designs you've got here!

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      7 years ago

      don't have any as I don't have any stairs, but the butterfly ones are my favorite here


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