Installing rubber stair treads

January 13, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Installation

rubber stair treads, stairsThe rubber stair treads are very effective means of protecting the stair cases and stair ways thereby improving the safety factor of the stairs. These rubber treads also protect the stair ways from wear and tear due to pre longed use. Improper installation of the treads may lead to accidents to the guests as well as to the property owner. There are few tips following which you can successfully end up in installing rubber stair treads.

It is very essential that the rubber treads are properly installed in the stair cases. It is advisable to use epoxy nose caulk as the adhesive for installing the treads. You should determine the imitations of the rubber treads before installing. The rubber treads are not essential for use in all types of stair cases. This may lead to skidding or accidents.

The temperature of the house should also be kept in mind. a very high temperature may lead to the damage of the rubber treads. If there is any pores of fissures on the steps then prior to installation make sure that you clean the steps properly.

DIY laminating your stairs

June 18, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Installation

Tips to laminate stairs, stairsInstalling hardwood or laminate on stairs can be time consuming and tedious. So you’re going to need a lot of patience. This is a bit different from having stair treads to install.

If you decide to do the task, the primary objectives are to cut the stair noses and treads as close as you can and make sure the treads, risers and stair nose are attached securely. A lot of time stairs have carpet on them. In this case, you are to remove the carpet. When you are preparing the stairs remove all the scrap, staples and debris of any kind. Check for any rough treads. When it comes to deciding the riser, same flooring can be used on the treads or a painted wood can be used. Some people like the stairs to be all same while others prefer to stand out the stairs with painted riser. Finally try to lower the cost of materials.