Need help finishing stair treads
I would like advice on the best finish for my construction grade fir treads on my staircase. The staircase has a simple black iron railing and I am having satin finish Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) hardwood installed throughout my first floor. The stringers and trim are painted white and I would be painting the risers white as well. Although we don't wear shoes in the house I have a very active 50 pound dog so I would like a finish that is easily maintained, non slippery and could be repaired periodically. Would I be better off just using a black/brown floor paint, tung oil with a stain added to it , waterlox, polyurethane or some other type of water or oil based coating? I figure I have nothing to lose but my time in trying to refinish the treads. If it doesn't work out I'll just cover them with broadloom carpet.