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Old 04-22-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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I've been finding some great things I never knew existed via your Google ads
I just found http://www.stair-treads.com

We will be doing out basement in a year or 2. Its the original unfinished basement from the builder when we moved in 1995. I want to make about 1/4 of the space to a framing area (I do many art shows throughout the year)

Right now, the steps are painted wood, an ugly gray. I really didn't want to put any kind of carpet there, knowing it would just be more for me to clean and sometimes steam clean from the traffic I expect to have on them once our basement is finally finished to even be available for customers to come see my work.

Was wondering if anyone has had any experience with installing new stair treads? and your experience with them after the fact.
I'd much rather sweep for dust than to carry a vacuum up and down those stairs.

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I really didn't want to put any kind of carpet there...
Right now, the steps are painted wood, an ugly gray.
OK. What color paint would you prefer?

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Was wondering if anyone has had any experience with installing new stair treads?
Sure... I just did 14 of them in the course of rebuilding the stairwell (with new stringers and expanding the floor opening).

After the other work remodeling is done I intend to put a low pile carpet over them to keep the dust down and the sound level low.
I've found that a good stiff broom now and then is plenty...
and maybe a vacuum twice a year is all such will need.

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Probably a white or light creamy tan? not sure yet, but don't want gray

The one thing I wish we could change but can't, is the stair it's L-shaped meaning its hard to get furniture down that turn in the stair.
We tried it last year with a love seat and ended up destroying the old love seat and put a whole in the wall in the process with me being trapped in the basement as the chair was stuck and my husband of course on the top of the stairs.
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