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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BlueHen Great product but a little pricey at $50 each
I used these on pine basement steps which had been painted and carpeted several times. The finished product looks great.
It took some labor to clean up the carpet tacks on the stringers. Instead of cleaning up the stair facing I used luan paneling. It was simpler and provided a clean finish. Then each tread cap had to be cut down width and depth. The nose overlapped nicely with the old step. Make sure the overlap is as tight as possible so the tread cap uses the old step for reinforcement. If your cuts aren't perfect you could use a small corner molding top/bottom, or possibly caulk. I finished by painting the stair facing and stringers white which was a beautiful contrast to the tread caps.
The caps are not vinyl like the similar flooring, but rather a composite material. If the tread caps are damaged later they can't be refinished so you would have to replace the damaged pieces, or maybe paint or carpet over the steps.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hdjr Great Product!
Great product! Super easy to install. I redid all of my stairs in my house with the cap-a-tread and I can't believe how beautiful it looks. You do have to cut them for size but it was pretty easy, then you just glue them down. I caulked around the edges and it looks so nice. I'm so glad to be done with carpet on my stairs
January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angel 1st timer
I am a 44 yr old disabled female. This was so easy to install.
September 2, 2014