Stair treads and stair risers are halves of the same coin. Stair treads are the flat horizontal part that you step or tread on. Stair risers are against the vertical part of the stairs behind the stair tread. There are different types of stair treads. One of the most common is strips of carpeting applied to the stairs.
Any home that is more than one story will have stairs. There may be stairs from the garage into the house, made of concrete or wooden stair treads that lead you to a loft area. Getting some stair treads will brighten your home a little while functionally protecting your stairs.
Before you buy stair treads, evaluate your stairs and your home. Measure your staircase and count the number of stairs you have that require stair treads. Where are the stairs situated? Are they at your entrance, down a hallway, or outside? Why are you applying stair treads? Is it a refurbishment project? Or do you want to use non slip stair treads to prevent an accident?
There are many options to consider when it comes to stair treads, and it is recommended that your stair treads coordinate with your upstairs and your downstairs areas. Stair treads, particularly decorative stair treads, are like area rugs, and they should match the décor. When it comes to stairs and stair treads, you also need to reflect on their positioning and style. Is your staircase straight or curved, or U-shaped?
A final issue that requires your attention is the application of the stair tread. How do you intend to apply the stair tread? Usually, an adhesive is needed. Adhesive kits are readily available from suppliers, and the adhesive included in the kits is unlikely to damage your staircase.
Be sure to get an adhesive kit for application…
Colonial Mills stair treads has a stair tread adhesive kit that is suitable for their products.
Any permanent décor additions in the home need some thought. What type of stair tread do you want? Would you like stair treads made from plain carpeting, or would you prefer them to be braided? Do you want square stair treads, oval stair treads, or the more commonly used rectangular stair treads?
If you need outdoor stair treads, you will need weather-resistant stair treads that will withstand any inclement weather and sun damage. Another feature to consider is how the stair tread feels beneath your foot.
If the staircase is in a high-traffic area in your home, then you would want stair treads that are comfortable beneath your feet and resistant to wear and tear. Color is another feature to weigh up. Neutral colors, like grey stair treads, contribute to the overall ambiance quietly. However, you may prefer to make a statement with your stair treads using bright colors or patterns livening up a functional part of your home.
Colonial Mills offers rectangular stair treads and oval stair treads with two different sizes to choose from, 6” x 28” or 8” x 28”. You can purchase stair treads in sets of thirteen or as singles. These stair treads are made from either synthetic or wool fibers.
Choosing stair treads doesn’t need to be complicated.
Whether you want white stair treads, gray stair treads, or bright pink stair treads, various options are available to you. With some forethought and planning, you can decorate your home to your taste, brightening and warming your environment through the simple use of stair treads.
For more information about stair treads and area rugs, including rug construction, styles, care, and rug placement tips, read LuxeDecor's comprehensive Rug Buying Buying Guide.