Replacement Stair Treads

Replacement stair treads are used to repair, fix or spruce up any staircase. Replacement stair treads can also be used if you're having some type of safety issues with your stairway.

However, you should keep one thing in mind, some treads are going to be easier to remove and replace and others. Examine the stairway and your options, before you order any replacement treads, risers or other stair parts.

Before you get excited and start ripping out your stair treads, make sure that you can actually replace them. Some stairways are built with closed stair stringers and the stair treads and risers would need to be removed from underneath the stairway.

Just because a stair tread looks like you can hit the edge of the stair nosing, in an upward direction and knock it off, doesn't mean that this is always going to be the case.

Stair Tread Replacement Tip

If you have a digital camera, take a picture of the entire stairway at different angles, before you start the demolition. After you have taken enough pictures (at least 20) you can start to remove the existing stair treads.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to take a picture of each one of the stair treads, in the area that you remove them from and mark the bottom of them. For example, the bottom stair tread could say bottom, with the number one. The next stair tread up, from the bottom could be marked with a number two and so on.

If you know what you're doing, you won't need the camera, but these pictures could come in handy, especially if you forget, how a certain part of the stairway was assembled. Trust me, these pictures could make all the difference in the world, when it's finally time to quit your stairway back together.

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