Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deo48 awesome
love them removed my carpet from the steps in hope i could refinish the pine steps but to no avail they were in such bad shape from so many staple holes and just beat up. this retread kit made my steps look brand new.just a little FYI put masking tape on your cut lines so the wood doesn't splinter it;s only oak veneer
October 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mimi Great for old stairs!
the kit was very easy to work with and its a strong, sturdy product!
I bought an extra kit for the needed riser, and used the extra tread to make the angle steps.
so happy with results!
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a88zach Great Product
Great product and easy to install! This was time consuming as I did this myself, but well worth the effort. I would also suggest buying the tread wizard also sold at Home Deport to help cut the treads and risers
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kim Love love love!!!!
I pulled the carpet off our staircase only to find pine stairs that weren't built to ever be seen. So I decided to try these out-my husband & I are very very basic diy'ers so had a friend come help w/cutting & placing. The treads weren't deep enough to fit our step but we just placed 1/4 round molding on back of each tread to hide the gap. That was my fault for not measuring or knowing how to correctly measure. Easy fix tho!!! I now have a beautiful staircase in my home!!!
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happydiyer Excellent product - stair treads
The treads arrived earlier than expected. They were packaged very well. Each in its own individual wrapping.
They were easy to use. I was surprised by the quality. There was no need to sand and they stained very well.
My stairs came out beautiful!!!
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1MissT Step in the right direction
These kits could not be easier. One cut and done. With the trimmed edge already on the step your work looks very clean and professional. Just install over existing stairs and finish.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toolman Good quality, easy to install
Bottom line: Great product.
Pro: Looks like the real thing at a far lower price than solid oak treads and risers. Fast and easy to install. Veneer and solid pieces were nearly flawless in appearance. Plywood is thin-layered and from looking at the end cuts the plywood appears to be free of voids. Pre-attached bullnose and ogee molding (below the bullnose, covering the top of the riser board) are made of solid pieces. Since the tread and riser is made of plywood the pieces are consistently square and straight and dimensionally stable in changing humidity, so they can be fastened tightly to eliminate noise without fear of them splitting. Also easier to cut and work with than solid oak pieces. The joint between the veneer and the bullnose is smooth and tight. The optional end trim pieces are solid oak and match the profile of the bullnose perfectly.
Con: Relatively thin veneer on tread surface can get gouged through to the plywood below and in my opinion is not really thick enough for repeated re-finish sanding (counter to manufacturer's claim).
Detail: We used these as the original treads on a new 12-step staircase (glued and finish-nailed over double 2X6's) and they were great in this application for about half the price of using solid oak pieces.
The veneer quality was very good and consistent in appearance, no splits, missing knots or other defects. Frankly I prefer the continuous look of a good oak veneer over the laminated strip solid treads/risers sold these days - the continuous veneer looks more pleasing to the eye. The veneer isn't very thick and anything more than light sanding of original finish would go likely go through into the plywood below, so make the initial preservation with good quality poly.
Be sure to use apply several strips of masking tape on and adjacent to the cut line to avoid scratching by the saw base and blade guard, and use a sharp utility knife to pre-score the veneer to avoid any problems with the veneer chipping - all should be standard practice when cutting thin veneers.
June 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joan 4out of 13 treads, the veneer cracked and separated from the plywood on the stairs
4 out of 13 have to be replaced because of the veneer separating from the plywood base of the stair treads only down a little over a year. It's like the glue let go. The rest l
May 20, 2013