I have a wood staircase in my home that leads to a loft. The loft is awesome! It currently serves as the kids’ play-space which means we’re up and down the steps multiple times per day. The dilemma? The stairs are slippery! The number of times I’ve wiped out, coffee cup in hand, nearly breaking a limb, is embarrassing. A neurosurgeon once said to me that the most dangerous area of a home is the staircase. Why? Because it’s so easy to sustain a head or neck injury when you fall. This makes me especially nervous for my 3.5 year old son who often forgets to hold the railing.
For years I thought about putting some sort of traction tape or carpeting on the stairs. Not that it would completely eliminate the danger, but it would certainly minimize the risk. Frustratingly, I was never able found a product that was visually appealing.… Read more