The stairs are also carpeted and the current treads under the carpet are 3 4 and the risers are 1 2.
Making stair treads for hardwood flooring.
It was suggested to me by the sales guy that i could just build my own out of hardwood floor pieces.
Next i apply stain and finish to the tread to match the existing stairs.
Here because i am making a replacement nosing in the shop i hand sand the tread with a palm sander using 100 grit paper.
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This video is a tutorial about how to make a stair nosing from hardwood flooring boards.
A lot goes in to installing hardwood on stairs.
Separately i had stumbled upon the rubio monocoat product and had wondered if this might be a good finish for hardwood stair treads.
I plan on leaving the current stair treads and risers in place cutting off the nosing and installing 3 4 prefinished red oak treads 1 4 risers and scotia molding under the oak tread nosing.
Depending on your comfort level with the safety of hand scraped stair treads competent stair manufacturers and installers can distress and embellish stair treads newels and balusters so that the design is unified and flows between them.
This means that not only are solid treads more visibly attractive but there is not a joint at the worst possible place where the nosing overhangs and is constantly under pressure and stress.
If you are paying a contractor to do the job expect to pay 100 150.
This will be significantly cheaper.
I m considering the stairtek retread product as a replacement for the carpet.
If you were on the job site you would now install the tread on the stairs and sand the tread and nosing together.
So while you can use hardwood flooring to piece together stair treads the overwhelming benefits of solid stair treads cannot be overstated.
While the domestic treads will start at 30 or so longer length returns and prefinished will run the price up.
He has nose pieces 3 wide by 8 long that i can attach to 2 or 3 pieces of hardwood floor that i can use to just build my own tread and then build my own risers out of a few pieces as well.
Wooden stair treads average cost.
Stair treads are available in all domestic species such as red oak maple and hickory and can also be ordered in the exotics.
In most home improvement projects the skeleton of your stairs is already built but the surface parts the treads and risers might need replacing.