We had just had our 115 year old staircase refinished (painting still required) when we realized our 5 year old 65 lb Aussiedoodle could not differentiate where the step she was on ended and the next lower step began. This meant carrying her down, or trying cumbersome booties, and we did not want to use any adhesives on treads. We also did not find any that we liked how they looked.That is, until we found Dean Stair Treads. We asked for free small samples and bought an actual tread with backing to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased at how well it worked. The 2 customer service representatives- Amber and Angela- were both very helpful and answered all of our questions. Since our staircase changes width at the landing, we bought 6 treads of one size and 8 treads of another length. Stella walks down the treads without a problem now, Gus the cat loves to lay on them, and we like the looks, feel, and performance- and they are easy to clean and reset. Thanks so much for making our life a lot easier!