STAIRS AND RAILINGS
It is pretty standard for homes to have carpet installed on the stairs and over time, the carpet begins to look worn and matted down. Hardwood stairs & railings are a much more durable option. Installing a hardwood staircase adds a beautiful and dramatic focal point to a home. Totta Hardwood Flooring can remodel your staircase to match any design from traditional to modern. We also have the ability to install radius staircases and railings.
We remove the existing stair cover (if any) as well as the existing treads and risers. We do this because your new hardwood staircase must be leveled, and there just isn’t a good way to do that without getting down to the actual stair stringers.
We level the stairs by trimming or building up each stringer. It is very important that the stairs be both level and plumb. After we box-in the stairs with plywood, we apply glue to the stringers and attach the plywood with heavy-duty screws to avoid squeaks or creaks in the future.
Since the plywood is attached well with screws, we do not fasten the treads and risers with anything but glue and small finish nails. This means you will have absolutely no visible nail holes in the stairs of your new hardwood staircase. Also, we ensure the stairs will not squeak or move by using a dado and shouldering system. Every tread and riser is actually locked into the one above and below, giving you a very solid, squeak-free stairway with minimal trim required.
COLOR AND FINISH
Finally, the stairs are completed with the color and finish of your choice. Most of the time, we finish the treads and risers in our shop before we install them.