By Skyler Malley
Category: Blog
February 17, 2021

Many customers consider installing hardwood on stairs. This is a classy idea that looks great. Hardwood is timeless and can give your home a clean appearance. Hardwood is one of the oldest flooring materials there is. There are so many varieties of trees and wood types, which means you have the option of so many colors, designs, and patterns. Hardwood can also increase the value of a house. Despite this, there are a few things to be aware of when it comes to installing hardwood on stairs.

What you Need to Know

The most important thing to know about installing hardwood on stairs is that it is not a single-day project. You will most likely need a few days to allow your installer to do this. This is a complicated project which involves precise cutting and finishing.

You May Want to Choose Premade Stair Treads

This can make the process much easier. Pre-made stair treads have the nosing built-in, so it looks much better and is a lot less wasteful. This means you spend less money because you pay for less wood! They are also typically a consistent color which helps to match the floor perfectly.

Will Your Risers Match?

If you are one of the many people who would like their risers to be stained to match the treads, then you will be paying for more wood. This is important because it will dictate your cost. Other customers prefer the contrast of a painted riser. Another option is to use a naturally finished riser with a darker stained tread.

Wooden Stair Treads Average Cost

Stair treads are available in all domestic species. This might include Red Oak, Maple, and Hickory, as well as other options such as exotic woods. Domestic stair treads may start around $75, but longer length, returns, and prefinished will run the price up.

What Kind Of Hardwood Can be Installed On Stairs?

There are many types of species, but all types of hardwood can be installed on stairways. This may include solid 3/4″ products or engineered flooring. Engineered flooring is typically chosen for an area that may connect or is installed on concrete in the foyer of the home.

How Long Will This Project Take?

If you are using standard steps that are three feet in width, then we will be able to install each step in around 45 minutes to one hour. This is typical because it takes a considerable amount of time to go back and forth to the cutting area. We will also need to allow time for our contractors to go up and down the stairs all day long.

Preparation for this type of project includes removing the carpet, pad, tack strip, and nosing. This can take anywhere from two to four hours. The landing, which is required to glue the hardwood down, may take another hour.

Contact us to Learn More

If you are considering a Hardwood Denver company, we can help you. Let us give you an estimate for your hardwood steps. We can guarantee fair pricing