Category Archives: Hardwood Materials for Stairs

Premium Wood Stairs for Outdoor Living

More and more we are investing in the highest quality products for outdoor living spaces.   We want our outdoor space to be another room to relax and entertain in.  No longer is the “deck” stair enough, we want top of the line, indoor … Continue reading

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Custom Wood Stair Treads to Match Your Flooring

Villa Collection by Signature Hardwoods  Elk Grove Village IL Twenty years ago if you wanted hardwood flooring, it was pretty much limited to “red oak 2-1/4″ strips”.  Today we can choose from imported tropical hardwoods, and engineered flooring from laminates to bamboo, … Continue reading

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Choosing a Hardwood for your Staircase; Understanding Grain for your Design

There are two main design features to consider as you select a wood for your trim: color and grain.  Color can be adjusted through stain, while grain gives the wood its style and character.  Grain is the more important consideration when … Continue reading

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Choosing a Hardwood for your Staircase; Wood Color

Stair in Walnut There are several species of hardwoods that have very bold natural color, such as cherry, walnut, and mahogany.  Historically these were the most desirable woods, due to the  natural beauty and no need to stain or color them.  These woods … Continue reading

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Hardwood Stairs in Cherry; Key Items to Consider

For hundreds of years cherry has a been a desirable wood species due to its beautiful natural color; it’s subtle grain lends itself to elegant applications.  Cherry is an excellent wood for furniture, cabinets and stairs. Cherry is easy to … Continue reading

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Finishing Maple Stairs

Maple is popular wood for interior trim, flooring and stairs. Maple Stair Clear Coat Maple has natural beauty with a smooth surface due to its closed grain properties of the wood. The hardness of maple makes it a great choice … Continue reading

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Wood Stair Acclimation to the Job Site

Wood Stair Acclimation to the Job Site Measuring Moisture in Wood Prior to Production The environmental conditions inside the house are critical to the quality of the stair. Hardwood lumber has been dried through a very controlled process to an … Continue reading

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Covering Stairs with Hardwood or Replace with New Stairs?

I have ugly carpeted stairs, and I want to the look of a nice hardwood custom made stair. Should I cover my existing stair with hardwood or replace with new stairs? First consider how old your existing stairs are. If … Continue reading

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Stair Pricing; Oak vs Custom Materials, Bamboo to Walnut

When we quote stairs in custom wood species we often hear the question: Why are stairs in custom wood species so much more expensive than oak? When shopping for flooring, you may find there is not a significant difference in … Continue reading

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CUSTOM WOOD STAIRS TO MATCH YOUR IMPORTED WOOD FLOORING

There are many choices in hardwood flooring today. A recent search revealed over 25 species of readily available hardwood flooring from which to select. Over half of these species are imported from other countries. Most imported hardwoods are grown in … Continue reading

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