Custom Stair Parts
On top of our regular flooring options, we also supply custom material for stair treads, risers, and nosings. This way you can keep your flooring consistent throughout your whole home. Below are the parts of stairs we provide and the purpose of each.
Tread - A tread is part of the stair that you step or “tread” on. It is important for your tread to be properly sized. A thread that is too short will not allow people to put their whole foot on it which can cause people to lose their balance and fall. On the other hand, if the tread is too wide, it will take people much more time than necessary to climb your steps.
Riser - The riser is the piece of wood vertical in between the threads. Every step has a rise, but not every step has a riser. For example, for steps leading up to a porch, there may not be anything in between the thread. This can be dangerous though as your foot is more likely to catch, especially in the case of small children.
Nosing - A stair nosing is an incredibly important safety feature of any step. The nosing is the part of the tread that sticks out a little and protrudes past where the tread meets with the riser. This is usually the part of the step where non-slip attachments are added. Nosings increase the visibility of steps, provide those walking up or down them with more room for their feet and also protect the edges of steps from damage.