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Watco Conformable Surestep Treads

Strong self adhesive anti-slip for long-lasting step safety

  • Self adhesive - easy to apply
  • Conforms to textured surfaces
  • Anti slip surface
  • Interior and exterior use

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Watco Surestep® Treads are an easy and highly effective way to improve safety. These tough treads have a top surface of resin-bonded aluminium oxide for a long lasting gritty finish. A heavy layer of pressure sensitive, water-resistant adhesive bonds the PVC backing to all smooth, non-porous surfaces. You may need Watco Safety Tape Edge Sealer if the area will get very wet to help stop water penetrating under the adhesive.

Watco Conformable Surestep® Treads have a flexible aluminium backing conforms to textured surfaces. 

Recommended areas of use

  • Stairs, steps with concrete, metal or wood surfaces


  • Size 610mm x 150mm
  • Self adhesive – easy to apply
  • Tough, resin-bonded aluminium oxide provides a long lasting, gritty finish
  • Water resistant pressure sensitive adhesive backing
  • Suitable for industrial and commercial use
  • Helps meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and 2004 Building Regulations
  • Suitable for internal and external use - When used externally we suggest that this product is used with Safety Tape Primer
Properties Anti-slip, self-adhesive, easily applied, top surface of resin bonded aluminium oxide for a long lasting gritty surface, you may also need Watco Safety Tape Edge Sealer in wet areas.
Suitable for Floors, ramps, steps.
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior.
Primer required Yes, on dusty, porous or gritty surfaces.
Length (mm) 610
Width (mm) 150

Surface preparation

Apply to clean, smooth, dry surfaces such as painted or varnished wood, concrete, metal, tiles, and Terrazzo. Apply direct to smooth, hard concrete; dusty concrete will require a primer. 


Smooth, non porous, dust free surfaces do not require priming. To improve Adhesion on weak, dusty surfaces, apply a coat of Watco Safety Tape Primer


If appearance is critical we recommend the application of a small trial area first. 

Avoid application at temperatures below 10°C. Low temperatures can reduce adhesion. On steps and nosings, apply the product approximately 10mm in from the edge to prevent premature wear and edge curl. Peel back the backing strip approximately 50mm to reveal the adhesive layer. Avoid removing too much of the backing strip, but slowly keep peeling it back whilst firming the product into place. Firming down by hand or foot pressure is generally sufficient.


Although the product can be walked on virtually straight away, the adhesive can take 24 hours to set fully. Immediately after placing the item onto the substrate, it can be peeled off reasonably easily. Please allow the adhesive to set if using in heavily trafficked or hazardous areas. 

£6.40 (Ex VAT)

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Tools and accessories

Watco Water Based Safety Tape Primer

Watco Water Based Safety Tape Primer

Increases the adhesion of self-adhesive tapes and treads

£18.20  (Ex VAT)

Watco Solvent Based Safety Tape Primer

Watco Solvent Based Safety Tape Primer

Increases the adhesion of self-adhesive tapes and treads

£18.20  (Ex VAT)

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