Slip resistance is probably the most important aspect of your stairs – no matter what material is used. Stairs should always be kept free of moisture and liquid as this will make any staircase slippery. Choosing a tile that has a high Coefficient of Friction (COF) rating is very important.
There are additional options that can be added to make a staircase less slippery and these involve using special grit tape (can be colored or clear), specially treaded tile (see above) or Schluter profiles. Depending on your design style and tile preference, our sales staff at San Diego Marble & Tile can advise and help you choose the best option for your home or building.
In addition to all these options other materials, such as wood, carpet and rubber can be added to tile stairways in order to add unique design touches and even potential safety improvements.