Installing Stair Tread Covers – Tread of the stairs is a flat plank when you go on climbing or descending a staircase. Perhaps yours is worn, stained or painted an unappealing color. Ripping them out is expensive and time consuming, especially if you do it yourself. Fortunately stair some companies has the ideal, quick solution to the problem. Stair tread covers that fit over the existing tread, found in all types of hardwood from Red Oak to Cherry, can save time, effort and money.
To install stair tread covers the first measure the width and length of the tread from bottom to top and write it. Go to your local home center -Improvement and order tread covers. They come in standard sizes, but you can get them custom cut in the store if you do not have a table saw. Mark each stair as it is cut. Color compensation treads to match the hardwood in your home. Brush the stain with a brush and wipe off excess with a soft cloth. Be sure to work with wood grain, not across it. Allow it to dry according to the specifications on the can. Sand lightly between coats and apply as many coats as you need to get the right color. Finish with polyurethane to seal the wood against scratches and scuffs.
To install stair tread covers cut back any old tread staircase with risers flush with an electric jigsaw. Sweep up the sawdust, and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply construction adhesive to the back of the bottom stair cover. The adhesive in the caulking tube, and is easy to use. Assemble the tread of the old staircase and squeeze for 30 seconds. Finish by hammering finishing nails 3/4 inch from each edge. Proceed to the next steps, work your way up until you reach the top.