Dress the outside stairs - so easy!

An old concrete staircase, which leads down to the cellar or on the terrace, looks unattractive and often downright dilapidated after just a few years. No manual skills are required to cover the stairs with waterproof, robust elements. The new elements look visually later almost like real stone.

Advantages of finishing steps

These gravel-coated panels are extremely durable and, above all, they can be walked on again immediately or at the latest within a few hours. Since these plates are made entirely of plastic and stone, they do not rot. In contrast to a coating with paint, the plates do not burst. The only drawback are the prices for some of these systems.

Dress the outside stairs step by step

  • Sealing of fiber-reinforced liquid plastic
  • PU adhesive
  • marble elements
  • Aluminum profiles
  • impact anchors
  • hammer
  • brush
  • drilling machine
  • drill
  • angle
  • diamond wheel

1. Preliminary work

Plaster damage must be repaired beforehand, so that a level, load-bearing surface is created. In the corners fiber-reinforced liquid plastic is applied, so that the moisture is kept away from the masonry.

2. staircase profiles

You should cut the stair profile for each step individually, because often not all steps are exactly the same width. With knock anchors, the stair profile is attached to the step edge. Be sure to press the profile firmly against the edge so that the profile does not protrude at an angle.

3. tread elements

The step elements are available in many colors and sizes also on the Internet. Nevertheless, each element must of course be adapted to the individual level. Use a diamond wheel on the angle grinder because you will not get far with a saw.

4. Glue and fix

The PU adhesive is applied with a caulking gun in zigzag lines to the concrete level. Then press the staircase element into the profile rail and into the adhesive. Similarly, the riser is then adhered to the back of the step.

5. Stick baseboards

In some systems, baseboards are matched to the step flooring cut to the correct width. You can also cut out the baseboards directly from the remaining pieces and steps. These are then glued just like the step coverings with the PU adhesive.

Tips & Tricks

For large surfaces and podiums, there are suitable spatula sets from this material, with which these surfaces can then be adapted to the staircase. For some systems, however, there are larger disks that are already finished.

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