Refinishing Your Hardwood Stairs: A Guide from Express Hardwood Floors

Refinishing Your Hardwood Stairs: A Guide from Express Hardwood Floors

If you’re wondering whether you can refinish your hardwood stairs, the answer is a resounding yes! At Express Hardwood Floors, we specialize in transforming tired, worn-out staircases into stunning focal points. Let’s dive into the details:
 

Assessing Your Stairs

 

Before refinishing, assess the condition of your stairs. If they have scratches, dents, or faded finishes, refinishing is an excellent solution. Even if your stairs are covered with carpet, you can uncover the hidden beauty of hardwood underneath.
 

Removing Carpet and Staples

 

Start by removing any existing carpet. Use a utility knife and pry bar to carefully lift the carpet and reveal the wood. Be cautious not to damage the hardwood underneath. Remove staples, nails, or tack strips left behind.
 

Cutting Existing Nosing

 

Trim the existing nosing (the overhang at the front of each step) to create a clean edge. This step ensures a seamless transition when you add new stair treads.
 

Measuring and Cutting Riser Pieces

 

Measure the height of each riser (the vertical part of the step). Cut new riser pieces to fit precisely. These will cover the vertical face of each step.
 

Cutting Tread Caps

 

Measure the width and depth of each tread (the horizontal part of the step). Cut tread caps to fit snugly over the existing treads. These caps will provide a fresh surface for refinishing.
 

Attaching Edge Moulding

 

Add edge moulding to the sides of each tread. This not only enhances the appearance but also protects the edges from wear.
 

Staining Your Stairs

 

Choose a stain color that complements your home’s decor. Apply the stain evenly to the treads and risers. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
 

Elevate Your Space

 

At Express Hardwood Floors, we’re passionate about hardwood stairs. Our commitment to sustainability means we use eco-friendly materials and practices. Whether you’re in Lenexa, Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, or Olathe, our residential and commercial flooring services include installation, dustless refinishing, restoration, repairs, site finishing, and screen and coat. Contact us today to transform your stairs into a work of art!

At Express Hardwood Floors, we’re dedicated to providing quality flooring solutions while caring for the environment. Let’s create beautiful spaces that stand the test of time! 🌿🏡