StairRenu™ FRP Stair Covers and Decking
StairRenu™ fiberglass stair tread covers are a convenient and economical way to provide solid, slip-resistant footing for existing waterslide tower stairs and platforms. These stair tread covers may be installed over wood, concerete or metal steps. Available in standard or custom lengths, sizes and colors. DIY installation or turnkey service is avialable. StairRenu™ fiberlass stair tread covers are corrosion-resistant, low-maintenance, easy to install and have a longer sevice life than wood, concrete and metal steps.
StairCover™ 2018 Pricing
Shown above: FRP stair covers installed at Shades of Green, Disney
StairRenu™ Case Study
We were contacted by the facility manager of a municipal indoor pool/water slide facility. They were in the process of tearing down and rebuilding their water slide platform and angled stairway leading to the water slide. Their concern was for the safety issue for hundreds of children who run up the stairs each day. Water from the slide caused the steps to be constantly slippery and minor injuries were not uncommon.
The city wanted an affordable, safe, long-term solution for the potentially hazardous situation. A durable product was needed to withstand foot traffic and pool chemicals while still being gentle on the tender bare feet of the children who used the steps daily. A custom solution was required because of the odd shape and sizes of the steps that were built into a spiral stairway for space efficiency (see images above).
Recommended Solution & Implementation
The city considered our anti-slip tape treads as an inexpensive option. However, due to the amount of foot traffic and chemical exposure, this wouldn't have been the best solution. Instead, SlideRenu® recommended our fire retardant fiberglass (FRP) StairRenu™ stair covers with fine-grit texture. The smaller cylindrical grit is designed for barefoot traffic and water displacement to prevent slippery surfaces.
Measurements for each of the 50 steps in the circular stairway and custom decking panels were made to the exact dimensions of each step. Installation went according to plan.
As demonstrated by the above images, the water slide steps are now brightly colored and add a higher level of safety to the pool facility. The fine-textured surface of the steps now prevent slippage and water accumulation for much safer water slide access.
In addition, a 10-year product structural warranty accompanies our StairRenu™ stair covers and decking panels, but these should last much longer since bare feet are far less likely to damage treads than heavy boot traffic. A low-level power washing is all that is needed to keep the treads clean over time.
Questions about how to implement StairRenu™ FRP stair covers and decking at your facility?
If you have any questions about our products or services we offer specifically for stairs and decking platforms, please Contact us by email or call 440-930-2490.