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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tracey Excellent product but defective finish.
I purchased 14 prefinished Stairtek oak treads and halfway through our installation, I noticed more than half of the treads were without the gloss protective finish along the decorative stairnose portion of the treads. In fact, there was obvious dusty debris on the stairnose surface which appeared to be residue from the sanding refinishing process leaving a very dry nonglossy surface. I was highly disappointed because i purchased this more expensive prefinished tread to eliminate the need for me to refinish the product and because i wanted a durable protective finish. When this defect was noticed, it was 2am and we had rented installation tools for the project therefore returning them to the store would have been a major inconvenience. I decided to continue with the install unfortunately i will now have to purchase a protective gloss and apply it to the defective stair treads myself which will increase my costs and i will not have the durable factory finish on treads that I specifically desired and paid for. Overall, the treads look great from the top and are of excellent quality.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susanscarb Fantastic product!
We put these on our stairs and they are fantastic! I had hardwood stairs in less than 8 hours.
Skill level is probably a 4 on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 being the most difficult. We luckily had a contractor helping us with all the sawing and measuring.
The most difficult areas are the "Open treads" but once we figured them out, we were good to go.
We later purchased the Marsh prefinished flooring to put down in our upstairs and it is a perfect match.
If you want to get that ugly carpet off of your stairs, but do not want the mess of "site finished hardwood stairs" this is a fantastic product.
February 15, 2010