DIY Home Improvement Forum banner
stair treads
1-8 of 8 Results
  1. Carpentry
    I have a 10 tread carpeted staircase that makes an annoying creaking noise on 5 of the 10 treads. I have tried using the breakaway screw kits for drilling screws through the carpet. I drilled the screws into the risers and the efforts did not work. I could not find a middle stringer. The...
  2. Flooring
    I'm not sure this is the right place for this question; if not, I hope someone will point me to the right one. My basement stairs are wood (smooth). The old vinyl stair treads are worn out, so I need to replace them. I am looking for a tread that has excellent traction to prevent someone from...
  3. Carpentry
    Im currently replacing the treads and risers (risers will be painted). two questions...Im assuming I can just poly the treads WIThOUT staining them correct? and secondly can i poly them prior to installing them? I was thinking of polying them right up until the last coat, i could then...
  4. Flooring
    House: 1969 split entry short faced. I've finished up tearing out 700 ft2 of carpet and parquet flooring underneath that, deck screwed all the existing plywood down to eliminate the squeaks and installed 3/4" Brazilian KOA Tigerwood that I obtained for a great price by using odd lot. Strategic...
  5. Flooring
    I am rebuilding my main stairs in my house. These are used by each person many times per day. I am most concerned about what type of wood to use for the stair treads. There are many choices of which several would be fine in appearance. What are the tradeoffs for wear, noise, durability, ease...
  6. Carpentry
    I have lived in my current house for 3 yrs. It is appx 19 yrs old. We have always been annoyed by a severe creak at the edge of the landing at the top of the stairs as well at the landing midway. My plan was to drive some screws to better secure the tread board. Well, we are getting new carpet...
  7. Flooring
    I've searched around and could not find this addressed anywhere else. To be honest, I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this. If not, please feel free to move as needed. Here is my situation. I just finished replacing all the pine treads and press-board risers on my...
  8. Flooring
    Hello, I've taken the 20 yr old carpet off of our stairs. I planned to just recarpet but thought after seeing the unfinished wood underneath to fix up the wood and do a runner. I'm very novice but enjoy doing things myself. Our banister is wobbly too so I plan to paint the spindles and re-stian...
1-8 of 8 Results
Top