Wood is timeless and always in style. Particularly hickory, black and Brazilian walnut, cherry, birth, cypress, maple, mahogany and bloodwood are custom stair treads all types that go well for any interior decoration project. Unfortunately hardwood is not the cheapest one to work with.
When you are working on modernizing and refinishing your staircases, you can do it at a cheaper cost without losing on the design. One way to go about it is using construction grade type materials that are more cost effective. Once you lay down the base, you can then cover this foundation with hard wood. This will reduce the amount of expensive wood that you are using, hence it will reduce your costs when implementing it. Also due to the fact that the top layer is hardwood, your stairs will look as beautiful as if they were done fully with the more expensive stuff.
You can find them in various sizes including 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ ones, so you can customize the appearance and weight of your stairs just the way you want. Of course, the thicker they are, the more they will cost you. Also depending on the wood type you get, you will see different color shades that you can use to your advantage to match well with the rest of the room.
By having these at home you will eliminate the use of old carpeting that needs lots of cleaning and maintenance. Installing them is not very difficult but it needs a bit of know-how and a few tools to have around. If you’re not sure whether you are up to the job, you can ask a professional woodworker or carpenter, who has done this countless times, to install them. While on the surface it looks like this costs you more, it will definitely save you time, and you can be sure in the knowledge that you get professional quality work done that will last you for many years ahead.