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How To Protect Stairs

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Staircases vary based on the composition of the material that makes them. The material could range from untreated wood, marble, cast iron, limestone, metal, glass, lumber, sandstone, steel, concrete, or reinforced concrete. When carrying out renovations or during reconstruction, it is imperative to protect your stairs to avoid damage.

There are several types of stair protection material available on the market. You can get a carpet cover, heavy-duty adhesive protective film, multi cover, or floor cover. Each cover type is suitable for different staircases depending on the material of the stairs. 

There are some simple things you can do to protect your staircases and keep them looking their best. This includes the use of stair protection sheets, available from Trio Plus. Temporary stair protection sheeting is ideal for protecting carpets before they're laid - just place it over the top and then remove when the time comes.

Trio Plus stair protection sheets are the perfect product to protect your stairs from dirt, grime and other debris. The stair protection sheets provide a protective surface for your carpet or hardwood floors while also protecting furniture legs, stair edges and banisters. These stair protection sheets are available in different sizes to fit any staircase you have!


Construction is messy. Whether it's a new build or renovation, the various jobs involved can leave surfaces dirty and dusty. Stairs are some of the areas that need protection during construction. They are also the hardest to protect, especially carpeted ones. Finding the right stair protection material can be a nightmare. You need material that is flexible enough to roll down the stairs without too much work. It must also be hard wearing to survive the traffic. You have to factor in the various risks posed by construction like tripping and falling. Stair protective film is designed specifically to keep stairs in good condition when building. Trio Plus is one place to get superior quality film for your carpet stairs.

How do you protect carpet on stairs?

Temporary stair protection sheeting is ideal if you want to keep your stair carpet protected. Simply place it over the top of your carpet or hardwood floor before you lay them - then simply remove when necessary!

For stairs which are often exposed to heavy foot traffic (such as on a school ground) Trio Plus stair protection sheets can be used for long-term effectivity by adding anti-slip strips to their bottom layer so they don't slide around while walking up or down steps.

Can you put stair treads over carpet?

Yes, you can! If stair treads are being used to protect the carpet, they should be placed underneath your stair protection sheeting.

For anti-slip stair treads with top grip for safety and security in mind, try our Trio Plus range which is available online.

Alternatively, you could use a stair protector mat on the underside of each stair tread - it will not only provide safety when walking up and down stairs but also keep them clean by trapping dirt under their rubber tops. The best part? They're quick and easy to install!

What can you put over carpeted stairs?

If your stairs have already been carpeted over then stair protection sheets are the best option for you. They're completely transparent and will fit easily over your carpets, protecting them from any damage that may occur due to wear and tear or heavy furniture being passed up and down.

Stair treads can be used underneath stair protection sheeting, but only if they are fitted correctly as without this it could lead to a trip hazard - so make sure there is enough room at the top of each stair step before starting installation!

How to make carpet stairs less slippery

If you want to make stair treads less slippery, then stair protection sheets are the ideal solution. They're completely transparent and will fit easily over your carpets, protecting them from any damage that may occur due to wear and tear or heavy furniture being passed up and down. There are many stair protection sheets to choose from, and they come in a variety of sizes.

How do you adhere carpet stair treads?

The process of sticking on stair protection sheets is so easy to do. One side of the sheet will be sticky - this is where you’ll stick the stair protection sheet to. The other side of the stair protection sheet is completely smooth and will be placed over the carpet stair treads, with a little overlap at each end so that it can be joined together with sticky tape in order to seal off any gaps between sheets.

Heavy-duty Protection

Impact protection is a crucial determinant when choosing protective film. Whatever the job, people might need to go up and down several times. Depending on the amount of traffic, the protective cover can wear out in days. A good film should be hard wearing enough to accommodate regular use. It must be highly resistant to tears, punctures and leaks. The life span of a protective film depends on the material, the amount of traffic and duration. Consider all this when picking a product.

Maintaining the Look

A huge motivation to invest in carpet protective film is to prevent damage to the surface. Whatever the type of carpet on your stairs, you must ensure that it doesn't lose its appearance and lustre after a project is over. When dust, debris and dirt accumulate on the stairs, it can cause irreparable damage to carpeted surfaces. Spillages can stain the stairs, requiring costly cleaning later. Besides construction projects, protective film is perfect when expecting a significant rise in traffic, like during a party.

Adhering to Safety Requirements

Any decent carpet protection for stairs should be safe. Regardless of the material, stairs can get slippery after a while, making the surfaces prone to accidents. The protective film designed for stairs has non-skid properties, allowing it to stick to the surface without slipping. You should be able to apply the film such that it doesn't move around when walking on it.

Protecting Painted Staircases

The most suitable protection for painted staircases is the multi cover self-adhesive protection fleece. It comes in two options: standard and premium, and can be used for either painted or varnished stairs. The multi cover is super strong with protection against moisture and offers excellent protection.

Both product types are suitable for commercial, industrial, or residential use. The roll sizes also vary, but they are all sizeable, enough to cover the whole staircase, dependent on length.

Other Protective Measures

However, you also protect painted staircases from various things, such as dogs and other small pets. Pets can be very messy at times. Thus, it is advisable to use restrictions and keep them away from the staircase and protect them from accidents like slipping on the wet paint. If the paint is dry, you can use water and soap to clean the steps. You also have to make sure you rinse and dry them well. When the staircase has a sleek finishing, you may have to rough it up to bond well for the new paint job. For this, it is advisable to use sandpaper.

Another measure in stair protection for your painted staircase is by use of Minwax Polycrylic. This is advised and is considered the best water-based poly for using to cover painted surfaces. It is reasonably pricy and works very well. It is advisable to apply it in a light coat, which lets each coat take time and dry before putting on another light coat.

Protecting painted staircases mainly depends on whether the paint is dry or wet. When wet, the best way would be keeping away from the staircases or covering them with a poly material. Using waterproof products for the paint before applying it protects the paint when dry and helps the paint to last longer. You can skip the hassle of protecting your painted stairs by consulting the experts. Trio Plus can supply you with high quality temporary floor and surface protection products. The best part is that they are available across the UK to cover every property’s staircase areas.