Stair treads are 2'x6' boards-please help DIY

mlraff53July 21, 2008


I am pulling up the carpet on my stairs to refinish them. Unfortunately I peeked underneath and realized that my treads are not one solid piece of wood but instead 2 (2x6) boards. What do I do?

I could try to remove the treads and replace with new ones but I'm afraid of damaging the risers...

Is there something I can cover the current treads with?

Any ideas?

On the hallway upstairs I used Allure Resilient vinyl planks. I thought about using that on the treads but then I would have to put some type of trim on each tread right.

I need help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I know I typed 2" x6" but maybe I didn't. sorry.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 3:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Adding anything on top of the treads like plywood, etc... will add to the height of the step and create a potential hazard. Prying up the treads should not damage the risers as long as you do so carefully (ie: don't use a sledgehammer ;-) Once done you can install just about any type of tread you like, just make sure you get the same thickness, a 2"x6" actual thickness is 1 1/2". Any deviation and your top and bottoms will be off, again creating a possible hazard.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 10:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Peeling railings and windows
Hi, Around 8 months ago I put new spar varnish on my...
Ryan Tetuan
Advice on finishing outdoor cypress mantel
Hello all, I have a wood finishing dilemma. I have...
Jack Mason
Fence building Question
I'm building a board on board redwood fence. 1 x 8...
Fixing Nail Polish Remover Damage on a Solid Walnut Table
I need to fix some damage from nail polish remover...
Best clear finish for exterior Douglas Fir door
New Exterior Douglas Fir Door & Jam. Link to Simmons...
Sponsored Products
National Public Seating Music Stand Dolly - 10 Chair Capacity Transport Storage
Beyond Stores
New Geometric Oriental Kazak Runner 3x9 Hand Knotted Ivory/Multi-Color Rug H3439
BH Sun Inc
Bronze Trapezoid 4 1/2" High LED Outdoor Step Light
Lamps Plus
Nelson | Cigar Lamp
$269.00 | YLighting
Cream & Purple Branch Runner
$69.99 | zulily
Louver Vertical LED Step Light Satin Nickel
$63.90 | PLFixtures
Montauk Grey Runner: 2 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. Rug
$41.95 | Bellacor
Colonial Mills Catalina Stair Tread - 8 x 28 in. - Set of 13 - CA19A008X028R
$265.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™