Compared with other wood flooring projects, staircase projects perhaps have the most ups and downs. We asked wood floor pros to show off their favorite staircase installations. Here is what they shared.
I could write an entire article over this stairs and mezzanine cover. All done on site working with the Engineered floor leftovers. Dealing with the walls off set was an outer and complete nightmare.
Brazilian walnut treads and risers.
Oliver Flooring - Barry Oliver
Max Hardwood Floors Corp
White oak with a white stain.
Southern Wood Floors
For this unusual back staircase, the pie treads were manufactured to order at the treads’ widest width and then scribed to cut on site to ensure the best fit. They were site-finished with clear oil-based urethane to allow the natural hues to develop along with the flooring.
With a skill saw!
Superflat sanding and coatings.
This was part of a much larger project but my stair jig wasn't big enough for these monsters so I ended up templating them. It's usually a technique I use for complicated tile layouts but it worked like a charm on that bottom step.
There was a pipe through two different steps, and this is how I fixed it. The builder wanted something different. Had a piece of old pine in my truck.
Architectural detail deck steps.
Had to re-veneer the ends on treads and risers bigger to hide the bed of glue!
Prefinished flooring leftover from the main room put on the stairs.
Custom built floating steps with a custom stain over white oak.
5' wide, 2" solid quartersawn sapele with brass inlays. Shown in progress since the designer decided that a 3-part True Black, 2-part Sedona Red stain mix would make this look better...idiot.
This one turned out cool.
PURE Hardwood Flooring
We made and installed these curved custom one piece white oak stair treads.
Robert Patterson Hardwood Floors
Hand-scraped and wire brushed oak with Spanish tile risers. A 4,000 foot home in Palos Verdes, Calif.
Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada.