Hardwood Stair Remodel

Old 12-05-21, 06:38 AM
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Hardwood Stair Remodel

Over the past 4 years we have been removing the carpet in the house and replacing with hardwood.

Everything downstairs is done, not sure to what extent the upstairs will be converted, maybe just the hallways but then there are the 2 staircases.

Not exactly sure how that would be done, they are constructed of 2x lumber so there is a lot of unfinished surfaces that will need to be addressed, but my question is about safety or desirability of wooden staircases.

Do people find concerns with having them, do people find them slippery or even unsafe? I would hate to go to all the effort of replacing and then find that I had made a less than desirable decision!
Old 12-06-21, 05:33 PM
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I had a similar project last year. The stairs were carpeted and underneath was 2x lumber. I used painted wood for the risers and stained the treads. The hardest part was getting the treads to fit properly since the edges weren't completely square. We've had no problems with them being slippery. I'm sure there are more professional looking jobs out there but compared to what they looked like before they look good.

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