Core77 may not be the biggest design blog in the world, but I believe we have the best readership of well-informed, practicing designers and/or folks who are savvy about the built environment through direct experience. So it's no surprise that we got some great reader feedback and recommendations on Part 1 of How to Make Non-Slippery Outdoor Stairs.
Here's an example from YouTube: double wire fence
SlipNot offers four variants: Plate Stair Treads, Grating Stair Treads, Perforated Metal Stair Treads and Expanded Metal Stair treads.
That's a silicone flexible heater strip, for keeping pipes and tubes warm. The strips are 1.5mm thick and are both flame retardant and moisture-proof.
An example of the polymer beads Hill is referring to is Seal-Krete's Clear Grip non-slip grip additive.
An example of the ground walnut shells is Duckback's anti-skid additive.
Thanks to all of the readers who sounded off! I'll investigate several of these options, and will provide a future update on which one I went with, how much it cost to install and most importantly, how effective it is here on the farm.
Personally I wouldn't buy any teak products or use teak in any of my own projects. There's just too much crime and exploitation connected to that particular species. I've also been told by at least two major international manufacturers that they just won't touch it.
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