Stair Treads

Stair Treads

steel Stair Treads

Drexel Supply offers top-notch steel stair treads designed to provide both safety and durability for various industrial applications. Our steel stair treads are strong and durable, perfect for high-traffic areas where reliability is important. These treads come in different bar sizes to suit various load requirements and design preferences.

Key Features:

  • Variety of Sizes: Available in 3/4″ x 3/16″, 1″ x 3/16″, 1-1/4″ x 3/16″, and 1-1/2″ x 3/16″ bar sizes.
  • Length Options: Maximum lengths range from 2’-4” to 5’-6” depending on the bar size and type.
  • Surface Options: Choose between plain or serrated surfaces for additional grip and safety.
  • Durability: Designed to handle a concentrated load of 300 lb (133 kN) with deflection limitation of 1/240 of length.
steel Stair Treads

Our steel stair treads are crafted with precision and care, ensuring they meet the highest standards of quality and performance. We offer various sizes and surface options for customization to meet the specific needs of a project. This applies to both new construction and retrofit projects.

Aluminum Stair Treads for Versatility and Lightweight Strength

Our aluminum stair treads offer an excellent alternative for environments where corrosion resistance and lighter weight are desired without compromising strength. Available in both standard bar and I-bar styles, these treads are perfect for commercial and industrial settings.

Key Features:

  • Variety of Sizes: Available in 1″ x 3/16″, 1-1/4″ x 3/16″, and 1-1/2″ x 3/16″ bar sizes.
  • Length Options: Maximum lengths range from 2’-4” to 4’-3” depending on the bar size and type.
  • Surface Options: Plain and serrated surfaces are available to enhance safety.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Ideal for environments exposed to moisture or chemicals.

Aluminum stair treads from Drexel Supply are engineered to provide a balance between strength and weight. Their corrosion resistance makes them suitable for outdoor installations or environments where exposure to water or chemicals is a concern. The different surface options ensure that these treads can provide the necessary traction to prevent slips and falls.

Steel and Aluminum

Stair Treads Welded
Welded Tread
with Mebac Nosing
Stair Treads Welded Checkered
Welded Tread
with checkered plate nosing
Stair Treads IBar
I-Bar Tread
with corrated nosing
steel Stair Treads

Mebac® Nosings for Enhanced Safety

To further enhance the safety of our stair treads, we offer Mebac® nosings. These nosings provide a slip-resistant surface that can be either bolted or welded to the tread, ensuring long-lasting safety in high-traffic areas.

Bolted Nosings:

Stair Treads
  • Steel or aluminum nosing with a coating surface.
  • Encapsulated aluminum oxide grit for enhanced slip resistance.
  • Available in standard 1-1/4” widths with options for special inquiries.

Integral Nosings:

  • Slip-resistant surface bonded to a 1-1/4” wide steel angle nosing.
  • Can be welded to the stair tread, offering a unified construction.

Mebac® nosings are an integral part of our stair tread solutions. They provide an additional layer of safety by increasing the traction on the tread surface, which is crucial in preventing accidents. Whether you choose bolted or integral nosings, you can be assured of their durability and effectiveness.

Customization and Installation

At Drexel Supply, we understand that each project may have unique requirements. Our team is ready to assist with custom orders and specific design needs to ensure that your stair treads meet all safety and functional specifications.

We offer:

steel Stair Treads
  • Custom Sizing: Tailored to fit specific dimensions and load requirements.
  • Special Surface Treatments: Additional coatings or treatments for enhanced durability and slip resistance.
  • Expert Consultation: Professional advice to help you choose the right products and solutions for your project.

Our customization services ensure that you get the exact stair treads you need for your specific application. Whether you need a unique size, a special surface treatment, or just some expert advice, we are here to help.

Installation Guidelines

Proper installation of stair treads is essential to ensure their longevity and effectiveness. Here are some general guidelines for installing our steel and aluminum stair treads:

  1. Preparation: Ensure that the stair frame is clean and free from debris. Check for any structural issues that need to be addressed before installation.
  2. Alignment: Properly align the stair treads with the stair frame to ensure even spacing and a uniform appearance.
  3. Fastening: Use appropriate fasteners for the material and environment. For bolted nosings, ensure that the bolts are securely tightened.
  4. Welding: For welded treads or integral nosings, ensure that the welds are strong and continuous. Use appropriate welding techniques to avoid weakening the material.
  5. Inspection: After installation, inspect the treads to ensure they are securely fastened and level. Check for any sharp edges or protrusions that could cause injury.

By following these guidelines, you can make sure your stair treads are installed correctly and safely, giving good performance for years.

Steel Stair Tread Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance is crucial to keep your stair treads in optimal condition. Here are some tips to help you maintain your steel and aluminum stair treads:

  • Cleaning: Regularly clean the treads to remove dirt, debris, and any substances that could reduce traction.
  • Inspection: Periodically inspect the treads for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage. Address any issues promptly to prevent accidents.
  • Surface Treatment: If the treads have a surface coating, check for signs of wear and reapply as necessary to maintain slip resistance.
  • Fastener Check: Ensure that all fasteners remain tight and secure. Loose fasteners can lead to instability and potential accidents.

Extend the life of your stair treads by following maintenance tips to keep them safe and secure.

Contact Us

For more information about our steel stair treads, welded steel stair treads, and aluminum stair treads, or to request a quote, please contact Drexel Supply today. Our experts are here to help you find the perfect solution for your stairway safety needs.