The commonly used RV steps are mostly made from metals that can be very slippery when wet and pose a hazard to safety. Bare metal RV steps can trap heels and are very uncomfortable to walk on. These are small mats that cover RV interior steps and are made from non-slip rubber or synthetic fabrics that can fit easily over any RV interior steps to prevent slippery surfaces and reduce the likelihood of accidents when ascending or descending the RV steps. RV interior step covers are put into place on the steps using either zip ties or spring hook locks. Spring hooks as the name implies uses springs with hooked ends that attach through holes on the step covers to pull it tightly against the steps to prevent it from moving or slipping off from the vehicle. Zip ties also do the same job as spring hooks and are the more permanent and secure method of securing the RV interior step covers in place.
RV interior step covers are made from high-quality plastic or rubber materials that are more durable and wear-resistant for long-term use. RV interior step covers can also be had that are made from carpet materials, but these tend to have short lifespans and tend to rot easily in wet conditions. Another disadvantage of using RV interior step covers that are made from carpet-like materials is that they tend to absorb and retain moisture that can easily corrode RV interior steps. There are RV interior step covers that are made with artificial turf materials. The artificial turf RV interior step covers are weather- and moisture-resistant, easy to clean, and dries quickly when wet. Artificial turf RV interior step covers are easily installed using either zip ties or spring hooks. Artificial turf RV interior step covers have more grip for extra protection from accidental slipping. The downside of using artificial turf RV interior step covers is that they typically come in one size only and may need to be trimmed down to fit a specific RV interior step.
There are RV interior step covers that are called step rugs. This type of step cover is made from UV-resistant materials that resist discoloration and fading from constant use. The microfiber materials that are used provide safe traction on the steps during wet weather, are easy to clean, and highly resistant to molds and mildew. A disadvantage of rug-type RV interior step covers is that they can get dirty easily, is harder to clean, and stains easily. Rug-type RV interior step covers may also require scrubbing to remove dirt that typically gets deeply embedded on the microfibers.
Wrap-around step covers are another RV interior step cover type that is available for RV operators. They are easy to clean and is made from water-resistant and UV-resistant material to protect against untimely discoloration and fading. They can be harder to install due to their tight fit and sleek design. Wrap-around RV interior step covers are made mainly out of durable plastic and do not contain microfibers that can trap hard to remove dirt and debris. Since wrap-around step covers are made mainly from plastic materials, cleaning them is very easy by hosing them down with some light brushing to dislodge embedded dirt and grime.