I'm remodeling a home and preparing to either refinish or replace the stariway. I recently installed new dark hardwood floors throughout the home and the steps do not match. That was planned with anticipation of replacing or refinishing the steps. The existing stairs are a combination of carpet and hardwood with the traffic area being plywood covered with carpet and the 12 inches on each end of each step, hardwood.
Now my question, is it going to be possible to refinish the existing wood steps, spindles and railing and get them to match the floor, or should I just go ahead and replace the steps with matching wood and try and find railling to match? I'd like to try and install wrought iron spindles (will that be a problem)? I've included pics to help with the description.