Finishing Basement Stair Recommendations Needed
I live in a 1 year old home in Massachusetts and would like to finish and protect the basement stairs.
The basement is dry and I do run a dehumidifier to control the humidity level at 45%.
The stair treads are clear pine the risers are a painted white (primed wood) and the stringers are also a construction grade 2"x10" pine.
I plan on doing a light sanding to remove any surface dirt on the treads.
My questions is should I paint; stain or carpet the stairs?
I want to be sure the stairs are a low maintenance item.
There is a second refrigerator and storage shelving in the basement, so there is light traffic use on the stairs.