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Old 05-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Change from carpet to hardwood stairs would make it safer?

Our house has a nine foot ceiling first floor. But the stair to go to the second floor is one straight type, no turning....

I should have not picking this style knowing this is a big dangers design....

this morning... wake up at 6 am to go to the backyard to do my digging... got sliped on the stairs (when my feet is still not to strong you know 6 am).... and almost hurt me badly.... make me hate this stair even more....

can I do somthing to help a little bit... : by changing from carpet to hardwood... or wood stairs even more dangers... I am thinking is would be less slippery...

any experience sharing?


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Generally wood steps are the most slippery of all types of steps.

Also, if the steps had carpet, then they probably have lips and gaps that need to be dealt with in order to put on wood. It can be expensive to modify them for wood.

I've looked at a number of staircases that had carpet and the customer wanted wood on them and there have been times when there were complications that made wood unfeasible.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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Wood stairs will not help at all.

best to wear grip slippers...
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Looking whole sale risers and tread for stairs (oak)


Trying to replace stairs.....need oak riser and treads.
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