Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geosam Nice grain, easy to stain
I bought 13 of these and they were all perfect on one side. There was one that might have been usable on either side with a little sanding. My old treads were 41 inch, so these were perfect size. I also bought the Stairtek plastic tread template. This made the measuring and cutting much easier. Very satisfied with these treads, a difference between day and night from my old carpeted staircase. And I had them shipped free to my local HD and picked up at my convenience.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cody Builder grade wood that should be listed as finish/stain grade
I ordered 21 of these treads. I got two extra in case there were some that had really bad spots on them on both sides. Turns out, even though there were some that had bad sides, not one board was unusable on both sides. Also, I truly expected to have to sand these a lot and to throw away a couple due to knots and marks, but, they are all perfect in my opinion. There are some knots and marks here and there but none that were that bad and the finish was already sanded more than enough for me to the point that I didn't have to sand any of them. I would suggest you buy one or two extras just in case you get a bad one, but all in all, these were much better quality than I expected and the only thing I had to do to them after installing them is to polyeurathane them which I have yet to do but they are amazing. Very solid, and great look, to the point of which I decided not to stain them and leave the wood grain showing. Also, the price on these were the best I could find anywhere for decent red oak, and that's not all, home depot literally delivered all of them to my door for FREE!!! Thanks home depot, you are awesome.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TominTexas Very Nice
I had carpeted stairs and chose these to replace them. We are very pleased with the way they turned out. I ordered 15 treads, and all but one could have been used on either side.
Cut the noses off the old stairs, cut the treads to size, then applied 3 coats of Minwax polyurethane.Used 1/4 inch birch plywood for the risers. 3 coats of paint on the risers. Lots of Locktite PL premium 3x construction adhesive and a few finish nails, then caulk and putty.
They match our floors perfectly.
As others have noted, you need a stair template to get the proper angles. I googled a dyi template and made one from scraps that were laying around. It worked very well.
Total cost of materials, paint, etc. , was approximately $500.00 for 15 stairs.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mag4973 Beautiful grain and finished nicely in a dark walnut stain
Very happy with the quality. Installed 14 of these treads in my home. a Light sanding with 220 and took the stain nice and even. I finished with a satin poly to match the walnut laminate flooring and it looks amazing!
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 this product was a great value
Finish out of the box was exactly what I expected.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Froggy Fast delivery. Picked up the material after three days eventhough HD said it was two weeks.
It is engineering solid red oak. I liked the value which three time cheaper than the natural red oak. When my project competed, friends did not know it was engineer red oak unless I told them. Very happy with the service, value and quality so far.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArchD This product is a great value for the quality of the wood.
The red oak treads required a light sanding and finished well with your choice of stain and varnish. The treads did not have any checks or tear outs to worry about placement. The grain pattern was straight with zero brown or black knots. Overall this was a great product to add value to your home.
January 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamiebc Good one side, some fill
"Builder grade" means they are glued-up (3 to 5 pieces per tread) solid red oak pieces, Good One-Side. A few (2 out of 14) had bug holes or small imperfections, filled with wood putty, on the "good" side. Minimal knots, typical (for oak) large-grain look. The treads are rounded on one side (the "front" of the tread). I would have preferred slightly wider treads for more "overhang" but these are a very good value. I did not stain them, simply coated with a floor polyurethane.
September 30, 2013