Cleaning Guide: Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Rubber & Carpet Stair Treads

Cleaning Guide: Tips for Maintaining and Cleaning Rubber & Carpet Stair Treads

Non-slip stair treads are indispensable safety solutions for homes, preventing slips and falls while enhancing traction on stairs.

However, to ensure their longevity and effectiveness, regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the dos and don'ts of cleaning rubber and carpet anti-slip stair treads, along with selecting the right cleaning products for optimal results.

How to choose the right cleaning products?

Rubber stair treads

  • Rubber treads are resilient and durable, making them suitable for high-traffic areas.
  • When cleaning rubber treads, opt for mild soap or detergent solutions mixed with water.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the rubber's surface and diminish its non-slip properties.

Carpet stair treads

  • Carpet treads require gentle yet effective cleaning to maintain their appearance and traction.
  • Use a carpet cleaner specifically formulated for stain removal and deep cleaning.
  • Avoid saturating the carpet with excessive water, as it can lead to mold or mildew growth beneath the surface.

Dos and Don'ts of cleaning stair treads


1. Do regular cleaning

  • Clean the treads at least once a week to prevent dirt buildup and maintain their non-slip properties.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt and debris before applying any cleaning solution.

2. Do spot treat stains promptly

  • Address spills or stains on stair treads immediately to prevent them from setting into the material.
  • Blot the stain with a clean cloth and apply a mild cleaning solution as needed, then gently blot until the stain lifts.

3. Do use soft cleaning tools

  • Opt for soft cloths, sponges, or soft-bristled brushes for scrubbing.


1. Don't use abrasive tools

  • Abrasive tools can scratch the rubber surface, reducing its effectiveness and appearance.

2. Don’t ignore manufacturer’s instructions

  • Following the manufacturer's guidelines ensures you’re using the correct cleaning methods and products.

3. Don’t soak the treads

  • Excessive water can seep under the treads, causing adhesive breakdown or mold growth.
  • Use minimal water and ensure proper drying after cleaning.


Proper maintenance and cleaning are essential for preserving the performance and longevity of rubber and carpet anti-slip stair treads.

By choosing the right cleaning products and following the dos and don'ts outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your stair treads remain safe, attractive, and effective in preventing slips and falls.

Our products at Finehous are not only designed for safety and durability but also for ease of maintenance.

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