Category Archives: Stair Installation

Should painted balusters be installed at the same time as the stair or later?

If you are buying a stair with a balusters in a contrasting material, such as painted balusters on an oak stair, a question will likely come up about finishing the stair. Should my painter finish the balusters (loose) and finish the stair,  then … Continue reading

Posted in Finishing Hardwood Stairs, Stair Budgeting / Prices, Stair Installation, Stair Quality | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Should painted balusters be installed at the same time as the stair or later?

Flooring Thickness Plays a Key Role in Your Stair

Flooring should be decided upon before you finalize your stair design.   Your flooring is typically not installed until after your mill-made stair is in.  By planning ahead, you can allow for your flooring (thickness) when calculating the stair, and it will make installation cleaner and … Continue reading

Posted in Stair Installation, Stair Quality | Comments Off on Flooring Thickness Plays a Key Role in Your Stair

How to Fix a Squeaking Stair

How to Fix a Squeaking Stair A squeak in a stair is generally caused as the lumber dries out over time.  Hardwoods are regulated by industry standards for a moisture content of 6 – 8%.  This matches the moisture content inside … Continue reading

Posted in Stair Installation, Stair Quality, Stair Remodeling, Stair Repairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on How to Fix a Squeaking Stair

What Stage of Construction Should Hardwood Stairs be Installed?

What Stage of Construction Should Hardwood Stairs be Installed? When your stair is installed will have a lot to do with how it turns out in the end. Plan installation of your hardwood stair for after your drywall has been … Continue reading

Posted in Stair Installation | Comments Off on What Stage of Construction Should Hardwood Stairs be Installed?