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Old 11-22-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Is there a way to repair this damage to the stair tread?


This damage was caused when trying to rip out carpet. Can this be repaired? My guess is that buying a new stair tread is the only option. Are stair treads sold at Lowes or Home depot?
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That looks like a laminate separation to me. It can be glued back down, with the proper clamping force and a caul, but it probably wont stay.

Yes the treads are sold at the BOX stores.

And that is what I would do : replace it.


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Is there a way sanding and wood filler would do the trick? Any ideas?
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Is there a way sanding and wood filler would do the trick? Any ideas?
If that is laminate , there is not much there to sand before you have a hole too big for filler.

Filler might take care of the small ones, but that big gouge will be tough to blend back to a resemblance of it's self.


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If you can find some wood that will match, you can cut a strip all the way across about 5/16 inch deep with a router and guide then glue the strip in, sand and stain to match. Sorta like doing an inlay. It looks like the tread is joined there at the tear anyway.

You would need to do a little chisel work at the ends, but it is doable, depending on your wood working skills.
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If the plan is to stain and seal any repairs, fillers used is going to stick out.
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