Non-slip material for laminate stairs

Old 09-24-07, 01:49 PM
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Non-slip material for laminate stairs


I have laminate on the stairs leading to the basement and we now have an issue with our dog not wanting to go downstairs. The last time I gave him a bath he must have slipped going up the stairs and now has a fear of going back downstairs. He will just sit at the top of the landing.

What I am wondering is if there is something I can either spray on the laminate or some clear peel and stick material (like the bathtub stuff) to make it non-slip. I heard of some stuff I can spray on the laminate and it dries a clear non-slip, but I've been to a few stores and no ones heard of it.

I'd rather not use a carpet runner as it'll get ruined from entering off the patio to go to the bathroom downstairs.

Anyone have any ideas of what I can use?
Old 09-24-07, 03:17 PM
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Poor doggy

I think I'd be scared too if I slipped!

There are non-slip treads that are self stick. They're like the ones you put in tubs that you can put on the stairs. Not sure what store you can get it at but it's available online. I'm pretty sure they'd be available in places like Walmart or Target or similar to those in the bath area or some place like Bed, Bath and Beyond.

There are also non-slip sprays (like the one you're talking about) and non-skid tape. The non-skid tape are those ones where you put a strip on the front edge of a step and the back edge of the same step. Personally I don't like the look of those but it might work.

Not exactly sure where you can walk in to get those sprays but they're available online too. Just do a search on "non-slip spray".

I was also thinking maybe you can get your doggy some non-slip rubber sole socks (booties).
Old 09-24-07, 08:38 PM
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You can replace a cheap runner, easily. Or you can buy an expensive woven wool runner, and it will last forever.

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