Quite often, we are asked what saw blades to use when cutting prefinished stair treads to achieve the best cut. Proper saw blade selection, along with a few basic cutting techniques will save a lot o...Read More
Aug 2, 2016 8:14:16 AM
May 17, 2016 7:15:19 AM
So you've finally got everything finished and ready for installation and you've bought our recommended glue. So is there a recommended fastener type and pattern to be used for mechanical fasteners (na...Read More
May 9, 2016 5:13:48 PM
From time to time, we hear a variation of this question: I want to put wood treads on my stairs leading to the basement. I heard wood is slippery. Is it? Which type would you recommend? I was wonderin...Read More
Apr 19, 2016 10:39:23 AM
So you're replacing carpeted stairs with wood treads and just really aren't sure what to do about that switchback in your staircase. You really like the retro tread products as they create a more unif...Read More
Mar 1, 2016 5:02:27 PM
Here's a variation of one of the most common statements / questions we get:
I would like hard wood treads on my now carpeted stairs. Currently there is wood on both sides of the tread that the banister...Read More
Mar 1, 2016 4:43:14 PM
From time to time, we're to make a landing tread wider than 5-1/4". These requests can range anywhere from someone needing a 6" wide landing tread all the way to a 10" wide landing tread. Regardless ...Read More
Mar 1, 2016 4:26:35 PM
A lot of customers ask us how our stairs hold up to canine traffic? One customer asked about his 2 Labradors that like to run up and down the stairs.
To answer this question: our treads are solid wood,...Read More
Mar 17, 2015 8:59:06 AM
We have some beautiful Brazilian Cherry veneer, but it would be really difficult to cut and glue it to the existing routed skirtboard. My boss is more familiar with working with the veneer as well as ...Read More
Jul 16, 2014 1:30:34 PM
Standard Step Doctor Tool
Deluxe Step Doctor Tool
Jul 16, 2014 11:22:14 AM
Here are the dimensions of standard treads, and moulding from Stair-Treads.com!
We can also make custom dimensions if the job calls for different specs than what is shown on this sheet.
Contact us to...Read More
Dec 30, 2013 10:30:33 AM
Oct 3, 2013 3:35:01 PM
If you have a wide landing on your staircase,Stair-Treads.com offers landing panels that can be used to fill in larger landings on a staircase.By using a landing tread on the nosing of the landing and...Read More
Aug 30, 2013 10:47:27 AM
If you are looking for an easy way to increase the overall decorative appearance of your staircase using stair brackets is a quick and simple option to pursue. Stair brackets are used along the sides ...Read More
Aug 30, 2013 9:50:51 AM
There are many great construction adhesives available that make a great and long-lasting installation but we do caution you to know which adhesive is best to use in your situation.
PL® Premium is our o...Read More
Jul 25, 2013 10:50:40 AM
Dealing with an oversided or awkardly shaped step can be difficult but fortunately Stair-Treads.com offers a valuable solution. By using landing treads and panels you can retro fit oversized and awkwa...Read More
Jul 22, 2013 2:33:32 PM
There is a common concern about white risers and how they will hold up to scuff marks, and dirt.
Have no fear, there is a solution that will settle this common delima!
Our risers are only primed and s...
Jun 20, 2013 11:40:15 AM
There is a quick and simple way to give your new stair installation a polished and complete look. Installing a handrail system and balusters in your home can be a difficult and time consuming task, bu...Read More
Jun 17, 2013 6:28:48 PM
Sometimes you learn a thing or two just by hanging out with an ol' timer (or in this case, a third generation master flooring installer on a recent retro tread installation).
Earlier in the week I was ...Read More
Jun 14, 2013 3:12:25 PM
Some popular request that we get for wood species that may not be on our website include Kempas, Brazilian Teak, and Acacia.These wood species even sound expensive, so how can you match the wood spe...Read More
May 20, 2013 2:44:33 PM
Here are some profiles of handrail and newel post configurations. Depending on the staircase will determine which parts and pieces you need whether it be post to post, or over the post. Here is a link...Read More
May 20, 2013 2:41:15 PM
I'm wondering how durable a wooden stair step is compared to the carpet we have now. We have two kids - one who rolls a rolling backup up the stairs every day - the carpet is horr...Read More
May 14, 2013 12:26:48 PM
Before placing your order we always recommend ordering a sample or sample pack. Some of our customers are looking for matching stair parts while others are starting fresh. The sample/ sample pack will...Read More
May 13, 2013 4:08:31 PM
One challenge our customers face during a stair installation is how to use a landing tread to transition into carpet at the top of the staircase. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to transitio...Read More
May 10, 2013 1:54:19 PM
Our customers often ask us about a solution for covering the holes left by finish nails in stair treads after installation. Here is a quick look at how you can easily fill any nail holes left after yo...Read More
May 8, 2013 10:34:56 PM
All of us here at Stair-Treads.com have been working overtime to get us a little more connected to social media and we're just about ready to show off all the hard work!
What better way to encourage yo...Read More
May 6, 2013 3:24:18 PM
Local Terminal Pick Up
Stair-Treads.com ships stock items FedEx Home Delivery but what about the shipping cost for items that aren’t stock, or over 8 ft long?
Residential Delivery is convenient since...Read More
May 3, 2013 4:24:00 PM
After receiving your product we HIGHLY suggest you inspect the product carefully for shipping damage or any imperfections. The sooner you let us know about the damage the sooner we can assist in getti...Read More
Dec 27, 2012 10:51:01 AM
Our white hard maple treads offer you a superior product at a cut rate. Because of its high janka rating white hard maple is extremely difficult to scratch or scuff. Our white hard maple is now availa...Read More
Dec 27, 2012 10:30:11 AM
Check out our beautiful exotic tigerwood treads! Tigerwood is know for its characteristic bold striping patterns and sleek overall look. Own this elequent species of wood and upgrade your home with ti...Read More
Sep 14, 2012 11:49:48 AM
Easy Solutions to Common Problems
- White Powder on Surface of Treads:
The white powdery appearance on the surface of our treads is a common issue. What you see is a fine dust that gets lodged in the g...Read More
Aug 3, 2012 10:45:07 AM
There are so many different types of nails out there, but when installing your treads and risers you will want to go with the Finish Nails. Using a 16 or 18 gauge finish nail will sure get the job don...Read More
Apr 27, 2012 9:41:38 AM
"Can solid wood treads be installed over existing concrete steps?" - It's rare that a day goes by and we're not asked this question, and the answer is more a choice of words... "can" they, or "should"...Read More
Mar 7, 2012 10:44:34 AM
Remember back in school when we were taught about the "Venn diagram"? Well, after all these years, wefinally found a great use for it!
We're often asked what's the difference between Red and White Oak ...Read More
Jan 20, 2012 2:53:18 PM
Circular Saw, Table Saw, Miter Saw - What's the difference? We hear this question a lot and sometimes a picture's worth a thousand words. Take a look at this image for a better idea of the different ...Read More