Stair tread covers – The stairs in every home is a high traffic route between the floor and usually a central feature of the plan. Whether the steps of an aging stairway has lost its protective surface and becomes too worn, or stairs are carpeted and you want to upgrade to a nice wood finish, replaces the steps are the first step in the renovation or repair the stairs. Court materials available are a variety of widths, lengths and finishing options that can revitalize the stairs and make it look new.
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Push the end of a crowbar under the nosing of stair tread covers, where the riser board meets the bottom of the tread, and tap with a hammer to drive in the pry bar and create a small gap in the tread nosing. Start on one side, raising the tread, then move to the opposite side of the tread and repeat the action. Slip the end of the pry bar into the gap and lift up, then repeat on the opposite side. Cutting the nails exposed between the bottom of the tread board and the surface of the stair stringer below, using a reciprocating saw with a metal blade.
Pull tread forward horizontally to remove it. Run the remaining exposed nails cut down with a hammer until flush with the top surface of the stair stringer. Measure the width of the tread card is removed, using a tape measure. Measure a new piece of tread material to this dimension, marking measurement on the bottom surface of the new stair tread covers and use a circular saw to cut the board from nosing edge behind to prevent a fragmentation or blurring of the tread nosing or surface. Attach the new tread board in place with three floors spike, equally distributed on each stair stringer. Use a nail set to drive nail heads at least? Inch below the tread surface and fill the resulted hole with wood putty to match the finish.