Hardwood stair treads and risers are the stepping stones to completing your new staircase. The tread is the part of stair that you actually step on. The riser is the part that leads up from one tread to the next. At Westfire Stair Parts, we have treads and risers in a variety of different sizes and styles, which also come in nearly every type of wood. As one of the most important parts of your new staircase, you want to make sure that you get all the components available that are both stylish and fully functional.
Shop through hundreds of different stair treads and risers to find the right ones for your new home’s interior. We also have a great selection of starting steps and end treads and risers. The first step and the last step are always the most important. You can also find tons of stair accessories at Westfire, including false treads, stain colors for stair parts, landing tread caps, and skirt board fascias.
Choosing a stain color for hardwood stair treads and risers can be difficult because different colors create a different mood within a home. While choosing from all the possible stain colors is a big decision, it doesn’t have to be one that is overwhelming when you keep a couple of things in mind.
There are several types of stains to choose from, including NGR stains, oil-based stains, water-based stains, and more. Colors include everything from a rich, dark walnut to a light, bright natural oak to colors that are less natural-looking, including red, green, and blue. Be aware that some stain colors turn out looking more like paint than a traditional stain; these will hide wood grain, so if you want the beauty of your wood to remain exposed, be careful to use a traditional stain instead of a paint-like option.
The next thing you have to decide on is the finish you want to use. There are several to choose from: polyurethane, shellac, finishing oil, varnish, and lacquer, to name a few. Each type of finish offers different benefits and features, so do your due diligence when it comes to researching which type will offer the final look you’re going for. Be advised that some finishes shouldn’t be used after certain types of stains, too – count on our experts at Westfire Stair Parts to help you choose the right stain colors and the right finish for a perfect staircase. Using a finish that is compatible with your stain is crucial to ensure that your wood not only looks good, but also remains in good condition.
Custom design a gorgeous new staircase for your home using the best stair treads and risers and accessories from Westfire. Every step counts. If you need help or have any questions, contact us today.