How to Glue Down Rubber Stair Treads
Rubber stair treads can be used to cover wooden, concrete or terrazzo step. They provide sure footing and help prevent falls, and when installed correctly, they dampen footsteps in noisy stairs. They also come in a variety of colors and styles. With the right glue and epoxy nose caulk, they are easy to install. Move the stair tread rubber within 48 hours prior to installation and keep them in a room with a temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The sweeping staircase with a broom to remove dust and dirt, so mop. Brush on a thick layer of paint strippers to remove any paint or varnish on the step.
Repair any cuts or cracks on the stairs by toweling surfaces composite in them, and scratching the surface. Add rubber stair treads on the stairs, so they are tight against the step nosing and marked with an all, where they should be trimmed for depth and breadth. Trim each tread by positioning a metal ruler along the scribe mark and the excess cut away with knife linoleum.
Trowel epoxy nose caulk on the nose of each step. Spread it evenly so steps will fit snugly and will not crack. Paint rubber flooring adhesive on the step surface and nosing, starting at the top step and working your way down. Put rubber stair treads in place. Start by pressing it firmly against the nose, then slowly work their way up the road from front to back. Run a hand roll over each tread to secure it and keep the tread nosing mounted close to the step nosing.