Handi-Treads Frequently Asked Questions

Handi-Treads Make any hazardous walkway safer instantly with Handi-Treads! Handi-Treads can change almost any exterior staircase, ramp or other pathway into a non-slip surface in minutes. The Handi-Tread solution is fast, permanent and maintenance-free.  No other non-skid product works as well or lasts as long. Call us for more information: 877-328-7389

A:  Yes, our non-slip treads have been rigorously designed to reduce and/or eliminate slips, trips, and falls.

A:  We recommend that the tread be aligned with the front of the nose of the stair and then moved back ¾ of an inch. This should provide enough space for the screw.

Yes, while salt and moisture have some impact on aluminum, they will not affect the performance of the tread.

A: Absolutely.  Treads are shipped to Canada via ground using major small package carriers (unless other arrangements are made).  Please be mindful that you are responsible for customs duties and taxes fees.

A: We recommend a #8, ¾” stainless steel pan head tapping screw with the square drive rather than a Philips or slotted head for best torque. However, a Phillips or slotted head will also work.

A: While we have not tested this at HandiProducts, some customers have used an RTV. In theory, that should work. The Liquid Nails Corporation state that their polyurethane glue will work exceptionally well. At Home Depot it is called Liquid Nails for Marble and Granite. At all other stores, it is called Liquid Nails Polyurethane epoxy.

A: HandiTreads stand .180” off the floor. OSHA does not have a standard for trips and falls but recommends against anything higher than .250”. Therefore, the HandiTreads do not pose a trip and fall hazard.

A: To install HandiTreads onto surfaces like cement, concrete, stone, or masonry, you will need to order concrete anchor pins, also available on our website.

A: HandiTreads can be produced to any size or shape within an envelope of 4 feet (wide) by 10 feet (long). With a custom order there is often a set-up charge and program charge – please contact us at 877-328-7389 for details.

A: HandiTreads are available in four refined powder-coated shades: Java Brown, Chestnut Brown, New England Gray, and Obsidian Black.

A: We recommend Plexus MA300. MA300 is a two-part methacrylate adhesive designed for structural bonding of thermoplastic, metal, and composite assemblies. Make sure you mask off the area you do not want the epoxy to make contact with. Here is what MA300 is good with:

  • ABS
  • Acrylics
  • Aluminum*
  • FRP
  • Gelcoats
  • PVC
  • Polyesters (including DCOD modified)
  • Steel, Carbon
  • Steel, Stainless*
  • Styrenics
  • Urethanes (General)
  • Vinyl Esters
  • *Plexus Primer Suggested