Across the United States, people are trading in their old, outdated, carpeted stairs for contemporary-looking hardwood stair treads. Hardwood stairs have many different attributes that make them a better pick than any other stair tread type. We at Nature Wood Floors are the leading wholesaler of hardwood floors, and customer approval is something we strive for; thus, we know why hardwood is becoming more and more popular. Between the installation process, the look that hardwood brings to a home, and the upkeep associated with hardwood compared to carpet, the redeeming qualities of having hardwood stair treads far outweigh the distressing factors that come along with installing this type of stair. If you are contemplating a remodel of your stairs or are looking to build from the ground up and are considering your stair material options, the craftsman at Nature Wood Floors are ready to use their skills and experience to ease the pain of trying to choose what type of flooring for you.
Tools You Need To Install Hardwood Stair Treads
The first and hardest part of the installation is deciding which of the many different types of hardwood material you want to use on your stair design; our professionals can help you pick out what is right for you. If you do not consider yourself the home construction type, you can call a professional to install them for you. If you live in the Tampa area, we can do the installation ourselves. Building from the ground up by yourself is time-consuming and has a lot of precise measurements, so calling in the professionals would save a lot of leg work; however, if you are looking to install them yourself, here is a list of tools you will need to get started:
- Tape measure
- Framing square
- Combination square
- Hand cutting tool or circular saw
- Caulk gun
Which Hardwood Is Right For You?
Solid Wood - The solid stair tread is great if you want something durable and can be reused many times over. Because they are solid throughout, the tread can span the test of time. There is one characteristic to be wary of. Because they are solid, natural wood, they tend to be more expensive and have been known to expand or retract in extreme temperature conditions.
Artificial Wood - This type of engineered wood is cheaper than its solid counterpart. It can stand humidity and extreme weather conditions much better than solid wood. While it can withstand these conditions, it does not take daily wear and tear as well as solid wood.
False End Treads - These are much more affordable than actual hardwood stairs as they are a cosmetic add-on. These treads hang off the stair ends, giving a look you want without actually being full hardwood stair treads.
Upkeep is one of the main reasons people consider hardwood treads. If you clean them regularly, do not let spills stand idle, and avoid unfavorable cleaning materials, your treads should last for a long time. If damage occurs, make sure to repair it as soon as possible before redoing the entire staircase.
Contact UsIf you live in the United States and are considering remodeling or building a new staircase in your home using hardwood stair treads, Nature Wood Floors can help get you the materials you need as soon as you need them. Contact us via our website or call 813-616-1600 to get your personalized quote today.