The Nice2 is an adjustable, economically priced space-savings staircase kit with an "alternating tread" design for maximum space utilization, without compromising functionality. A handrail for one side of the staircase is included. The stair treads are manufactured of multi-layered plywood with a birch wood veneer. The staircase can be easily installed by the homeowner in a single day using common household tools. Each Nice2 staircase kit is shipped complete with detailed assembly instructions. Toll-free support is available (888) 782-4758.
Includes 11 multi-layered plywood "alternating treads" with a birch wood veneer and a polyurethane protective coating, the steel structure, 10 handrail balusters, black connectors and hardware
Height range for the kit is adjustable from 90-15/16 in. to a maximum 116-15/16 in.
Powder coat finished painted in hi-gloss black
Can be installed in a straight-line design or curved, up to 180° turn, in either a clockwise or counterclockwise turn
Rise between stair treads is adjustable from 7-15/32 in. to 9-27/32 in.
Interior installation only
Complementary accessories - model K33008 Karina 2nd side rail black, model K21021 black eureka balcony rail kits, model K03027 black civik balcony rail kits
Installation in a straight line can be completed in as narrow an opening of 25 in. and will fit the width of most pull-down attic stairs for attic renovation projects
Consult your local building department for any questions and specifics regarding compliance with the local building codes prior to purchase
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All-In-One complete unit: Treads, landing, balusters, handrails, hardware and accessories included Nothing to paint, weld, stain or seal In stock for immediate delivery to most US.
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No Platform Rail
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Warranty / Certifications
1-Year for manufacturing defects
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Feb 19, 2020
These stairs fit perfectly for my project. I had limited space so the design of this staircase wa...
These stairs fit perfectly for my project. I had limited space so the design of this staircase was perfect. Build quality of the pieces is excellent and its very sturdy.
Because it is so compact the steps are narrow but that is part of the design and I knew that going in.
It came in a very sturdy wooden crate with plenty of packaging material to keep the pieces like new.
The only reason Im not giving it 5 stars is because the instructions are ONLY pictures. There is no text explaining what to do. Although the pictures are fairly intuitive there is certainly a lot of room for improvement here.
3 found this review helpful
Aug 24, 2014
Perfect for what I need, and who needs instructions...
Overall, I am satisfied with the stairs. They feel a little cheap, but they are replacing a set of pull down stairs and they fit nicely into the space. However, they look great when installed and will accent the room nicely. The treads worry me a little as the wood is very soft. I laid a tread down on some milling from pre-drilling the holes and it left some scratches on the surface of the tread. I worry what they will look like after being walked on every day for a year? I have provided some help in installing that if followed will help you quite a bit. Check it out below.
First of all, you can virtually throw the instructions away. I think the company should produce a video and show you how to build these, but a little common sense goes a long way in putting them together. A tip to anyone contemplating buying these. First off, if you are in the united states, throw away their wedge anchor and simply buy standard 1/2'' wedge anchors from Home Depot. It's virtually impossible to find the concrete drill bit they specify in the instructions and their wedge anchor provided is garbage. Secondly, in my case, I didn't use the template that came with it for the stairs. I simply put two of the stair stringers together and inserted the tread upside down and used a black marker to make my template locations ( don't rush this as you don't want to mark the wrong side of the tread. Also, when drilling the holes in the treads, place some duct tape or electrical tape on the surface to prevent splintering. The treads will splinter very badly otherwise. Also, I was able to use two 3/4'' ratchets when putting my stringers together, which will speed up installation. For drilling to a specific depth, try putting a piece of tape on your drill bit to mark the depth. When it comes to lifting the stairs into place, I purchased some smaller lag bolts and marked the location of two holes I wasn't going to use and lifted drilled those into the wall where the stairs were going to mount. That way I could easily lift the stringer into place and the lag bolts held nicely while I got the permanent lag bolts installed (which I also purchased separately. Final tip, don't buy or try to use a 6mm hex head. Either buy one for your ratchet or your drill. I did the ratchet as I didn't want to take a chance with stripping. Ok, two more tips... Don't anchor the bottom of the stairs until the very end. You can always loosen the bolts that hold it in place and drill your holes after you have made sure your treads are straight. Final trick I used was to place a laser on the side of the treads. In my case, the laser hit a wall 20' away. If all the treads were square with each other the laser pointer would hit the same location on the wall, just at higher heights as you went up the stairs. This made adjusting them very easy and assured they were square with each other. I'm sure there are some other tips and tricks I am leaving out, but if you follow these, you will easily cut a couple of hours off of your installation time. I finished in about 6 hours, but that included three trips to the local hardware store to buy wedge anchors, lag bolts and a 6mm bit for my ratchet. My nickname at the hardware store is "oh it's you again"... Good Luck!
Response from Arke Product Support TeamSep 8, 2014
We want to thank you very much for your comments and tips. We will include your notes to our R&D department in Italy in hopes we can continue to customize our installation instructions for the US market. We are always working to improve all areas of our products and provide our customers with the best product and support of the decision to purchase a Fontanot/ARKE staircase system. I am certain your notes will help others with their installations. Robb Gillion Managing Director-North America
16 found this review helpful
Mar 15, 2022
Excellent product! Extremely well made ( Made in Italy) well...
Excellent product! Extremely well made ( Made in Italy) well packaged easy to follow directions( video online too!) Perfect for tight spaces. Multiple applications Search Arke Nice online for more info! A+++
Jul 23, 2021
Great product, came in a wooden crate, nicely packaged. ...
Great product, came in a wooden crate, nicely packaged. Directions could be improved, was not an issue for us during our build however. Build lasted a few hours with 2 people, no issues. Beautiful product we used in for our tiny house loft.
May 17, 2021
Although a bit pricier than I had hoped, the staircase...
Although a bit pricier than I had hoped, the staircase is GREAT! Looks very modern, is built like a tank, ands fit the spot I intended for it like a glove!
Kinda crazy that you need to do SO MUCH hole drilling on the treads given the price...
Luckily I had the use of a drill press which made pre-drilling the bunches of holes easy work!! I would highly recommend this to anyone doing the install themselves!
Apr 9, 2021
The basic staircase is very well build and easy to install. It took about 1/2 day. I did have to ...
The basic staircase is very well build and easy to install. It took about 1/2 day. I did have to modify the design slightly to meet our code in Minnesota, since Minnesota code says the first step of the staircase needs to be level with the upper platform. In the kit, the first step is one step below the platform.
The handrails are very nice, but they take a lot of time to install because they use hidden nuts. The handrail itself took a half day because of this. If they had tapped hole in the housings, it would have been much easier. With an easier handrail install, I would have given this a 5 star rating.
Feb 18, 2020
Very easy to assemble the stairs me and my son...
Very easy to assemble the stairs me and my son just a couple of hours at the longest, The Railing did not attempt Plastic brackets not very stable I plan to make my own railing with the help of a welder The quality of the stairs and ease of assembly was great
Oct 15, 2019
Was way more expensive and harder to install then they...
Was way more expensive and harder to install then they made it out to be. Wont recommend it.
Feb 21, 2019
The stairs are sturdy. Well built. Beautiful. My handyman...
The stairs are sturdy. Well built. Beautiful. My handyman agreed with other reviews that the directions could be better when it comes to spacing but the product did not disappoint. I will try and add photos later.
1 found this review helpful
Jan 18, 2019
Overall the kit is well designed, sturdy and looks good....
Overall the kit is well designed, sturdy and looks good. The instructions are all picture based (think Ikea), but by reviewing them completely before you attempt assembly, one can follow them. As others have mentioned, the masonry anchors supplied are metric, however a 1/2” masonry bit works.