This blog posting features a curved staircase remodel project we just completed in Ashburn, VA.
The original curved staircase had carpeted treads and risers that were made from standard builder grade pine and plywood materials.
The scope of work included removing the existing carpet, removing the old treads and risers and replacing them with custom made solid oak stair treads and solid oak risers and decorative brackets.
The new oak treads, risers and brackets were then hand sanded, stained and finished to match the existing hardwood flooring.
The handrails were not replaced as the original railing were in great shape and looked fine. The bannister was disassembled as needed and rebuilt.
Note also that the balusters were reinstalled by bolting each one into the new oak treads. Previously they had only been sitting in a drilled out hole and nailed in with brad nails.
DURING INSTALLATION PICTURES
When upgrading a carpeted stairway to oak, you need to clarify the scope of work with the contractor you choose. There are a lot of flooring companies that simply cover over the existing treads with hardwood flooring and nosings... leaving you with a set of stairs that looks like someone installed hardwood flooring up the stairs! Another thing to consider, is do you want a hardwood flooring company re-installing your handrails?
We install actual custom made solid stair treads... not hardwood flooring. We install solid risers not verniers or hardwood flooring. We have years and years of railing fabrication and installation experience in order to re-install your existing stair railings or brand new updated railings. Quite a few of our customers update the railings at the same time as the stair-treads. Wrought iron balusters seem to be in demand these last few years. Your newly re-treaded stairway should look just exactly like an original stairway... not a renovated one.
Custom Curved Stair Treads fabricated and installed by Mike Hart of IKCO Construction, Inc. Located in Alexandria, VA
Please call us anytime 703-330-3486, or email us, and let us provide you with a free in home consultation and free no obligation price quote for your next home improvement project. We service the entire Northern Virginia area and all the surrounding counties.
Thank You, Roger Beesley, Mitre Contracting, Inc.
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