Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Stair Edging - Tread And Step Protection

Stair edging is used to protect the stair nosing that's located at the front edge of the stair step or tread. The picture below provides you with an excellent example of how stair edging attaches to each individual step.

Why Doesn't Every Stairway Use Stair Edging?

Some designers don't like the looks, increases building costs and sometimes it's just hard to get. The main reason though is that the most popular stairs built today, use concrete, wood and carpeting to finish the stairs and these products are usually tough enough, on their own.

If you didn't use a stair edging in the picture above, especially for stone tiles, the front edges of them would eventually chip, crack and flaked off. The stair edging will reduce or eliminate the possibility of this ever happening.


Stair Edging And Outdoor Carpeting

If you're going to install outdoor carpeting over a stairway, you should use stair edging to protect the carpeting. In the military, this would be a direct order, but since were not in the military, I will just highly recommended it.

Let's just say that you didn't take my advice and within a few months you started to notice that the front edge of each step was starting to show signs of wear and tear. Now would be the best time to take my advice and install the stair edging, over the carpeting, before you need to replace the outdoor carpeting, again.

Like I said earlier, there are going to be certain times when you must install some type of stair edging, and other times when you won't, it all depends upon the types of materials that are going to be using and the amount of traffic that the stairway is going to be receiving.


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