FAQs

GripStrips are a long lasting solution to a common problem. GRIPSTRIPS® are not a peel and stick product; they are made with plastic and are very durable. GripStrips are weather resistant and can be installed in virtually any weather conditions – you don’t need a dry day!

They are very easy to install. In less than one minute, you can have safer stairs. There’s no drilling required; all you need is a screw driver! Place the screws towards the outer edges of the pre-slotted holes and tighten them down. Then loosen each screw a quarter of a turn; this allows the wood to expand and contract with heat and cold weather without disturbing the strips. They are pre-punched and slotted for just this reason.

 

We always recommend you clear snow and salt any icy spots.  GripStrips will not melt ice or snow, but the cleats may help prevent slips and falls providing additional traction for the foot/shoe. Salting and shovelling will not damage or compromise the integrity of your strips.

Designed for wood, GripStrips can be installed on concrete or metal with the appropriate screws (not included) to help provide safer footing. However, doing so may be more work because you have to pre-drill into the concrete/metal.

For typical residential use, you can expect your GripStrips to last several years. There is a five year UV pack within the raw material to help avoid the fading and crumbling one might expect from plastic. GRIPSTRIPS® were installed on a lottery prize home that saw over 100,000 descend the steps over a two week period; the GRIPSTRIPS® saw little to no wear and tear. Periodically, inspect your strips for wear and damage and replace as needed.

It is not recommended that you cut strips. Instead, we suggest you use our smaller 12” x 2” GripStrips to accommodate the smaller areas.

Reduce your liability. It only takes one step to seriously hurt someone in your family or a guest. Don’t wait until someone gets hurt. Get GripStrips to help provide safer footing.

Our list of distributors continues to expand as our company continues to grow. All colors and sizes are available here on our website.