Thick treads are a popular option for modern spaces. The tread’s solid construction and thick body provide a strong, durable surface. These are often featured in floating stair systems, like our FLIGHT* system.
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Thick Treads can be used with traditional railing if desired, but are typically paired with a modern cable, rod, or glass railing.
You can take your pick from our vast selection of stains, finishes, wood species, grain patterns, and upgrades. The combinations are too many to count.
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*Please note, thick treads used with our FLIGHT system will differ in price due to the custom routing and manufacturing process.
1" Modern Stair Treads
1” treads are the industry standard for most staircases, given that they’re cost effective, while maintaining durability. Typically, these are used on either a new construction stringer, or when completely replacing existing treads. They are designed to fasten directly to the stringer or stair structure.
Our Endurance Treads are perfect for modern, outdoor staircases. They’re thermally modified to resist moisture, rot, mildew, insects, and the elements. The slats in the treads allow water to run through, preventing water damage and rot. Endurance Treads have no glue joints—they are held together with strong bolts which leave no points of weakness.
Replacement treads are typically used to refinish the surface of an existing tread or similar surface. They are designed with a thinner body to sit over the top of an existing surface, and have the thicker nosing of the tread overhang. Many times they are placed directly on the construction treads. If you are not wanting to rip out the existing structure, these are the perfect treads.
Risers are decorative products used on any enclosed staircase to help pass code. Sometimes called kick plates, risers are installed vertically between stair treads or replacement stair treads on traditional stairways. Stain-grade, high-quality wood is formed and finished to blend effortlessly into your stair design.
What is the difference between a 1” tread and a replacement tread?
The 1” tread is used when there is no substructure tread in place, and when you are tearing out the existing tread. The replacement tread is used when you are keeping the existing substructure or tread and simply need a new tread to slide over place.
What type of wood can I use for my treads?
Any wood species with a janka rating of 900 or above is considered a good option to use for tread material. As a product designed to withstand repeated and concentrated foot track, it is important to use a dense enough wood to withstand years of use.
What width do I order my treads?
Regardless of whether you use tread returns or not, the width of your tread should match the width of the surface you need to cover. This is called the “throat cut.” Returns are additional pieces designed to overhang open space, and are not included in the tread width dimension.
What is a tread return?
A tread return is additional material on the left or right side of the tread body that is designed to overhang “open space.” These are rounded to match the front of the step, or bullnose, and provide a beautiful finished edge. Each return is 1 ¼” wide, and is additional to your tread width. For example, if you select a 36” tread with returns on both sides, the total tread width including the returns would be 38 ½”.
What is tread depth?
Tread depth is the total front to back measurement of the tread. Unlike tread returns, the 1 ¼” front nosing is included in this measurement. For example, if you have a 11 ¼” deep tread, only 10” of that measurement is designed to sit on the structure.