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Slippery laminate stairs

I’ve moved into a new home and the previous owners installed brand new laminate stairs prior to selling. I find the stairs get fairly slippery but even a vacuum doesn’t really seem to have much of an impact - must be the material or more than just layer of dust making things slippery?

Well other day I ended up having a nice slip and got a big bruise. Could have been worse.

I see I can get adhesive grip treads on Amazon although these almost look like they’d be visually rather overbearing. And even clear I would have to imagine actually stand out quite a bit? And then surely you sort of get dust and dirt that gets stuck around the edges or even stuck to a bit of the sticky edges?

Anyone use these sorts of thing? They work well? Are there other solutions? I realize this is the first time I’ve had non-carpeted stairs!
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I would re-do the stairs, laminate and stairs do not go together
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runner carpet for stairs
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Laminate on the stairs is the dumbest idea ever. If they were to cheap to do it properly - better not do it at all. Be careful till you get them fixed, it's a death trap and tell your family to use the handrails.
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Tommy74 wrote: Laminate on the stairs is the dumbest idea ever. If they were to cheap to do it properly - better not do it at all. Be careful till you get them fixed, it's a death trap and tell your family to use the handrails.
I’ve definitely learned that. I think it can look nicer. And vacuuming stairs sucks. But oh my are these laminate stairs with zero lip/grip quite slippery!
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Tommy74 wrote: Laminate … is the dumbest idea ever. If they were to cheap to do it properly - better not do it at all. Be careful till you get them fixed, it's a death trap and tell your family to use the handrails.
FTFY
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IMO laminate or hardwood stairs are always slippery. While not as good looking, I prefer carpet for stairs for this very reason (function over form).
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JEDI Force wrote: IMO laminate or hardwood stairs are always slippery. While not as good looking, I prefer carpet for stairs for this very reason (function over form).
Concur. Stairs are the only carpet in our house
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We did have the same situation and ended installing this amazing crazy grippy product over the stairs and voila problem solved!
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Ive had no issues with my hardwood stairs. Steps are fine and landings are also fine. Having said that nothing is super smooth and shiny. I chose a matte finish.
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ToDealHunter wrote: We did have the same situation and ended installing this amazing crazy grippy product over the stairs and voila problem solved!
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JEDI Force wrote: IMO laminate or hardwood stairs are always slippery. While not as good looking, I prefer carpet for stairs for this very reason (function over form).
This.

When we built our house we nixed the hardwood stairs as I would need to install a carpet runner anyway.
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the reason people put laminate on their stairs is because they bought a house with carpet stairs and want to remove the carpet but dont want to replace the stair treads properly cus its expensive so they hire someone to slap some laminiate on it and make it look good, but its not the proper way of doing it
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