Oak is Timeless and classic, the natural grain brings beauty and elegance to any staircase for this reason we stock Red Oak and White Oak in various sizes and lengths.
Front view of staircase looking up
- Tread Depth: 11.5″
- Tread Width: 42″ – 72″
- Tread Thickness: 1.0312″ with a tolerance of +/- .0312″
- Grain and color matched to create a superior stair tread
- Bullnosed (accordingly to selection)
- Stain-grade (ready to finish)
- Interior use only
Our Premium grade are hand-crafted, color matched, We are the direct tread manufacturer, we mill the plane, rip, mill glue the treads to specifications. Read description for quality, process, and full description of the stair tread below. These are standard and stocking items, if you needing a specific size or wood species, please use our custom tread quote pages to price what you are looking for. We are able to fulfill most customization requests, please contact us for custom inquiries.
8070 Stair Tread – A box stair tread is a tread with a wall on both sides of the staircase and thus has no mitered returns. This is by far, the most common style stair tread and the traditional style means that the existing “sub-tread” will have to be removed before installing new stair treads.
Frequently asked questions
Stair treads are solid, structurally sound, durable and more professional. Stair treads are a full 1″ Bullnose where stairnosing is a 3/4″ material to save cost and material. Flooring stores will usually recommend stairnosing to finish off the staircase, there a few reasons to their reason. Stairnosing is much faster to install, they can finish the project sooner and probably 100% of their employees can install stairnoing. Stairnosing is more economical that stair treads and probably only 30% of flooring contractors can install stair treads properly. This is of course (IMO) and take it with a grain of salt.
UWP sources our lumber in the North America for stair treads. Red Oak is abundant in North America and price point is more cost effective than White Oak. At Unique Wood we, stock mostly Red Oak and White Oak treads in a variety of sizes. Recently White Oak is gaining popularity due to the tighter grain pattern and modern warmer/lighter colors.
UWP Treads are milled by hand, hand color matched and we believe a superior product to anything out there. Builder Grade are still a solid tread but has a little more mineral streaks and not color matched as uniformly. We consider our builder grade to be similar to the Big Box Stores quality / style
From our knowledge, big box stores carry a veneered tread (outside is still ~1/8″ veneer to give presence of a solid tread but the interior is usually compressed wood leftover inferior wood). As goes with volume based building supplies and/or big box stores if they do have solid is it not color matched and/or usually their treads are in made up of a bunch of 2″ strips (this done for volume and consistency. If you spending $ on treads why would you skimp on aesthetics (IMO)
Different species are available of course. We choose different species wood usually to match the type of flooring you have. These will be fabricated in-house to your specifications. There is a longer lead time due to lumber availability, orders already in production.
We are professionals at what we are great at – making stairs and mouldings. We are not set-up for hand scraping or distressed look or even staining. Staining is an art form, personally would not want my stair treads to be different grain and variation from my floors to my staircase, I want it to flow effortlessly, not four different types of floors in my house.
SIDE VIEW OF 8070 STAIR TREADS
8070 pREMIUM TREADS (gRADE a)
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BUILDER GRADE 8070 TREADS (GRADE B)
Random images of 8070 Solid Treads (B-Grade) – Still great treads, solid staves, just not evenly color matched like Grade A treads, lumber that didnt pass our inspection become grade B treads. Grade B is recommend for darker color stair projects and rustic look. Has strong character look and color variations. These images are representation of what the stair treads will look like, no two treads will look the same. Personally we do not recommend for light color floors as strip and variations will show.
PRODUCT OFFERING (NOT FROM uWP!)
Just random images of stair treads from random distributors, building supplier and retailers to see their product offerings.