Nestor Kelebay wrote:
I own a small apartment block, and I installed synthetic rubber stair
treads on all the stairs in both my front and back lobbies. I don't see
any problem at all installing rubber stair treads outdoors, but depending
on where you live, vinyl stair treads may crack up in the winter, so I'd
stay away from vinyl stair treads.
The biggest name in synthetic rubber flooring and stair treads is
You can order Johnsonite stair treads from any carpet or flooring retailer
in your area. The stair treads come in a variety of styles and about 28
And yes, I would caulk between the stair treads and the risers with a good
quality caulk. In my stair wells, I used a product made by the Sika
corporation called Sikaflex 2, which is a moisture cure polyurethane
If anything, covering the steps with synthetic rubber stair treads will
keep the steps dry and prevent them from rotting.
I'd confirm with Johnsonite that the synthetic rubber treads are suitable
for outdoor installations in 40 degree below weather (or however cold it
gets where you live in winter).
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