Slippery laminate stairs

Hi,
Because of severe allergy, I replaced the entire carpet area in my home with laminate/pergo a few months ago, including stairs, by laminate specialists.
Since then my 4 year old son slipped couple of times on the way up or down and got injuired with a big bruise on his nose at one time couple of days ago.
Now, it's late but I need to take immediate actions for safety to prevent more accidents from happening by the slippery stairs.
I heard that installing stair runners (made of rug/carpet) could be one option. Otherwise, replacing them back with carpet.
Having called several local carpet stores, I couldn't get clear convincible advices, and most of them either were reluctant to suggest the stair runners or even have never heard of stair runners.
Any good suggestions for the best way to fix this situation?
Thanks much in advance!
- Young
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I believe it's Armstrong that makes a plastic-based material that has slightly raised big dots to help minimize slipping. It's more often seen in commercial settings, and you've probably walked on it without noticing it. It's nice stuff. Browse around this web site and see if you can spot it. If not, call the company and tell them what you need to accomplish. Get the name of a local Armstrong dealer, or check your yellow pages phone book.
http://www.armstrong.com/commflooringna /
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Well I think you're definitely on the right track. You could go with a continuous runner, or separate treads (do a Google image search for "carpet treads"), which you might be able to install yourself and would probably trap less dust.
If a carpet store hasn't heard of a runner for stairs, they're pretty clueless - it's a pretty common term! I'd keep calling around.

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There are anti-skid adhesive backed strips you can apply. They may not look pretty, but they work. http://www.emedco.com/prodGroupAT.asp?dept%5Fidq29&CC=N
Your local home center may have something that is more decorative or blends better with your flooring..
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