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Customizing Steel Stairs For Your Safety

May 08, 2023

Stairs are an important part of any building. Steel stairs offer durability and strength, making them a popular choice for residential and commercial settings. However, if not careful, they can also pose a challenge as far as the safety of those using the stairs is concerned. Customizing these stairs to meet safety needs is crucial to ensure everyone can use them comfortably and confidently. In this blog post, we'll explore different ways steel staircases can be customized to make them safe for all users.

Tips For Customizing Steel Stairs For Safety

  • One of the first things to consider when customizing steel stairs is the height of each step. Ensuring consistency in the gap between each stair is important. This helps avoid the risk of tripping and falling, leading to serious injuries. Adding handrails for extra support as people go up or down the stairs is also effective for making the staircase safe and accessible.
  • Another factor to consider when customizing steel staircase is their width. Ensure that it meets the requirements in terms of minimum width size for a comfortable walking experience. Wider steps provide more room for individuals to use the stairs without being cramped.
  • When customizing steel treads on your staircase, choose a non-slip material like rubberized tiles or textured metal plates instead of smooth materials like marble and ceramic tiles.
  • If you're installing new steel staircases outside or near pools/saunas/hot tubs where moisture might be present regularly - make sure they have anti-corrosive coatings applied during the manufacturing process by experts who know how best coat different types of surfaces used in making them.


Customizing steel stairs for your safety is crucial to ensure that everyone who uses them can do so without any accidents or difficulties. There are many options available for customizing stairs to make them safer and more accessible. Adding handrails and non-slip treads are common customizations that can be done to ensure safety in a steel staircase. Whether you are planning to get steel stairs installed at your new home or customize an already existing one, you can count on us at Scarboro Steel Works Inc.  We are one of the leading structural steel fabricators in Ontario. Contact us today to learn about everything we can do for you.