Two stairs from my garage are ~13" x 45"

Stairs appear to be granite or granite-like.

I want to cut a mat in half to put a half on each stair, but how can I secure it to the stairs so they don't slide off as I wipe my feet? Is there a strong glue that a solvent could completely remove later if the mat wears out, we move, etc.?

(For cleaning purposes, I might adhere a rug base or adhere one side of Velcro to adhere a washable rug to it.)

stone stairs

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    If it were me, I would just get some heavy rubber treads that are heavy enough where they won't slip, and no adhesive would be required. I think anything that you glue down will at minimum stain the granite when it's removed, even if you're able to remove the actual glue.
    – LarryBud
    Dec 5, 2023 at 0:15
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    @LarryBud 1) Would you guess this staining issue would be true of silicone tape, as another has suggested? 2) Are you named after Larry "Bud" Melman?
    – Nicholas
    Dec 5, 2023 at 1:53
  • Granite??? you should probably have them checked for asbestos.
    – Jasen
    Dec 5, 2023 at 3:03
  • Are your steps concrete?
    – Huesmann
    Dec 5, 2023 at 13:28
  • Probably concrete? Just with a finish maybe IDK
    – Nicholas
    Jan 1 at 22:10

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Have a look at Bostik Blu Tack or similar "Tak" and "Tack" products made by Loctite and Scotch. No solvent needed to remove; you just roll it off with your finger. Any remaining residue can be removed by dabbing with another piece of the Blu Tack.

  • Thank you. The mats are sorta heavy so this might be the way to give just that extra security to keep them in place
    – Nicholas
    Jan 1 at 22:13

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