If you are planning on furnishing your home with new hardwood floor, or have already done so, you might be interested in hardwood stair replacement. One of the most common endeavours in staircase remodelling is the installation of treads – particularly those manufactured out of wood that looks great with the rest of the decor. Floorbank also provides quality wood stair treads, posts, hand railing and spindle installation as we as matching current color and décor stain.
The Right Stain
If You Haven’t Already Done So, You Should Choose A Stain That Matches the wood flooring and overall Design of your home.
Dark stains tend to make rooms appear smaller, while lighter stains make the space seem larger. Light stains also look more informal and fade less overtime. An important factor to consider is light source. Every source of light gives off a different colour. Fluorescent bulbs tend to be “whiter” and “cooler” than incandescent light bulbs. If the stairway is near a window, its colour may also be affected by exterior light sources.
If you’re not sure of what shade to choose don’t worry we have got you covered our representative from Floorbank will be glad to help you decide on the right stain for your stairway treads.
Pre - Finished OR Finished
Is it better to have the wood finished at the factory before it’s even installed? The answer to this question generally is yes. The pre-finished option and the finished option both have their pros and cons, but by pre-finished you can, at least see all at once to know exactly what you are getting. It’s also convenient and easier to install.
Pre-finished wood allows for a completely custom solution for your stairs. There are fewer problems in the long run since it’s pre-finished at a factory. You won’t have to worry about wear as much since no dirt or liquid will get into the tread, as they are one piece. The downside is that it’s a longer, more complicated process.