Non Slip Stair Treads Customization for Terrazzo

Non-Slip Stair Tread Customization for Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a popular flooring material with excellent durability and aesthetic appeal. Customization is a key aspect of terrazzo. Stair treads are fully customizable from the materials, color, dimensions, and even the nosing patterns. Non slip stair treads are an effective solution for preventing slips and fall. In this blog post, we will discuss why they are important and the customization options available for terrazzo stairs.

Terrazzo Treads

Why Are Non Slip Stair Treads Important?

Terrazzo is a smooth and polished material. It is recommended to add traction to the nosing of a terrazzo stair tread. This provides safety for people in public spaces, and is advantageous in helping people with mobility issues, children, and seniors navigate the stairs. Today terrazzo is commonly installed in high-traffic spaces. These spaces include schools, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and other commercial settings.

Non slip stair treads are an effective way to prevent accidents. Terrazzo stair treads are designed to provide traction via carborundum abrasives. These channels can vary by the number of lines, thickness, and colors.

Terrazzo Stair Design - Tread Nosing - 1 Abrasive Channel
Terrazzo Stair Design - Tread Nosing - 2 Abrasive Channels
Terrazzo Stair Design - Tread Nosing - 3 Abrasive Channels

Non Slip Nosing Options for Terrazzo


Most terrazzo stair treads use carborundum for non-slip nosing. This is a combination of epoxy and abrasive. Abrasive channels are cut into the stair tread, and carborundum is applied. Carborundum can be added by an installer at the project site, or added during precast production.

Line thickness and epoxy color can be customized. Terrazzo stair treads vary by a number of abrasive lines. Typically 1 to 3 abrasive lines are specified but can be adjusted as needed.

Applying Carborundum

Carborundum can be added by an installer at the project site, or added during precast production.

Carborundum Application - Precast Terrazzo Shop
Carborundum Application - Terrazzo Installation

Stair Tread Designs

Precast terrazzo is manufactured onsite and delivered to the construction site for installation. Here are some examples of stair tread designs using carborundum.

Round Rock Terrazzo Stair Treads
Curved Terrazzo Stair Tread
Terrazzo Stair Treads
Terrazzo Stair Tread
Terrazzo Stair Tread Design
Terrazzo Stair Tread Nosing

Metal Inserts

Another non slip stair tread customization option is metal inserts. They also provide slip resistance and durability to stair treads; however, premium costs are associated with this design option.

Terrazzo Stair Treads Metal Inserts

Photoluminescent Strips

Photoluminescent strips provide a safety feature to enhance visibility in low-light conditions. These are available for terrazzo stair treads as well. There is a premium cost to this customization option.

One of the main benefits of photoluminescent strips in stair treads is their reliability and illumination during power outages and emergency situations.

Photoluminescent Strips - Terrazzo Stair Treads
Stair Treads with Photoluminescent Strip
Photoluminescent Strips - Terrazzo Stairs

Contact Us for Details!

Terrazzo stairs are a beautiful and durable option for anyone looking to upgrade their staircase. Terrazzo stair treads come with a lot of customization options that fit your unique style preferences. You can choose from a variety of colors and finishes to create a custom look.

Concord Terrazzo Company is a precast terrazzo manufactuer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We provide guidance in developing custom stair treads for terrazzo projects. Need assistance? Contact us today for more information. Message us today!