This type of stair tread is rectangular in shape. Both sides of the tread will butt up to the stringer on either side of the staircase. There will be no spindles inserted into the tread. If there are spindles present, they will be inserted into the stringer tops running along side the staircase. This is a very common type of stair tread
This type of stair tread is rectangular in shape. One side of the stair tread will cascade over the stringer and will have spindles inserted into the tread. The other side of the tread will butt up to the stringer. This is a very common type of stair tread
This type of stair tread is rectangular in shape. Both ends of the stair tread will cascade over the stringers. Open both sides stair treads will have spindles inserted into both sides of the tread
This type of stair tread is associated with a spiral/helix staircase. There are generally between five and eleven pie shaped or wedge stair treads in a given staircase. The rest will be rectangular shaped. The larger end of each pie shaped stair tread will form a radius which follows the stringer radius by the wall. The smaller end of the stair tread will also have a radius, and will cascade over the stringer. This is where the spindles will be inserted
This type of stair tread is associated with a spiral/helix staircase. Both ends of an open both sides pie shaped stair tread will form a radius which follows the stringer radius which cascades over the stringers. Open both sides pie shaped stair treads will have spindles inserted into both sides of the tread
If this type of stair tread is present, there will only be one per staircase. A 1st step open one side round stair tread will have a 180 degree radius, cascade over the stringer and the spindles inserted on this side will make up a bird cage. The other side is rectangular in shape and will butt up against the stringer. This will be the very first stair in a staircase.
If this type of stair tread is present, there will only be one per staircase. A 1st step open both sides round stair tread will have a 180 degree radius, cascade over the stringer and will make up a bird cage of spindles inserted on both sides. This will be the very first stair in a staircase.
This type of stair tread is accociated with a 90 degree turn in a staircase. There will be 3 stair treads which make up the turn. The first and third tread being a triangle, with a trapazoid sandwiched in-between the two triangles. The term kite winder comes from the centre trapazoid shaped stair tread resembling a kite
Risers are the vertical sections of a staircase which rest on top of the backs of each tread. The risers can be stained to match stair treads, or more popularly white in colour.
Landings occur if and when a staircase changes direction. A landing will almost always either be a square or rectangle in shape. Choose how many, as well as the size of the landings that you have. A standard size landing is normally 13–15 square feet in area and turns at a 90 degree angle. A 180 degree angle landing will usually have an area of at least 20 square feet
Enter the amount of existing spindles in your staircase. This needs to be populated even if your project does not involve new spindles
Spindles are the pieces of wood or wrought iron that hold up the handrail. The bottoms of the spindles are usually inserted into the stair treads.
The majority of staircases that we renovate involve outdated, light coloured Oak spindles, with a lathed design. Builders have been installing this style of spindle since the 1930’s. If you are not planing to update the spindles, then leave this box blank
Choose what type of spindles you desire for your new staircase. Iron costs are averaged out based on a popular ulternating pattern of plain and designed.
The majority of staircases that we renovate involve outdated, light coloured Oak newel posts, with a lathed design and a sphere on top. Builders have been installing this style of newel post since the 1930’s. If you are not planing to update the posts, then leave this box blank
Newel Posts are not always present in a staircase. For example a boxed or closed staircase will normally not have any newel posts. If there are newel posts present in your staircase you will find them either at the bottom, a turn or at the top of the staircase. The newel posts that we normally update are 2–3/4" thick and have the profile mentioned above, and will carry a very similar profile to that of the spindles, when considering a traditional builders staircase. The difference of course is the posts are much thicker than the spindles.
Here you can choose what, if anything you would like us to do with regards to your stringers. If your stringers are currently white and you would like them to match the stained treads, then this entails having to veneer all of the stringer parts. White stringers with white risers are a more popular choice
Stringers are what support the staircase. For example If you have an open staircase with spindles, and you are standing on the floor looking up, you will notice the zig-zag piece of wood that travels the length of ths staircase directly under the cascading stair treads. That is the stringer. On the other hand, If you have a closed staircase, the stair treads will butt up to the stringer on either side. You may see this on a basement set of stairs, or if your staircase has a wall on either side.
Enter the total linear feet of all existing handrails that are to be sanded and finished. We peform all in-house stain matching. If no handrail work is required then leave this area blank.
Handrails are just the top part of the balstrade. The long piece of wood that you hold onto when using the staircase. This service is performed 99% of the time when we do a staircase renovation
To calculate linear feet of bullnose/footrail , simply add up all needed lengths
This question refers to any existing bullnose/footrail that will not be removed, but you would like the colour changed to match new scheme. We provide all in-house stain matching
Do not include any new bullnose/footrail that will be installed. If newly installed bullnose/footrail staining is desired, this will be calculated in question No. 22
Linear feet is calculated simply by adding all measured length’s of existing bullnose/footrail together.
If you would like us to stain and varnish new stair treads, check this box. We provide all in-house stain matching. We always prefinish treads at our shop before installation. This way you will have 24/7 access to your staircase during the renovation. You will also not be subjected to stain and/or varnish odours.
This procedure is inclusive of tack strip, underpad and staples being removed. If you will be removing the carpet yourself, do not check this box. Please note that if you plan to tackle this part of the project on your own, all carpet, underpad, tack strip and staples must be removed.
Although you are more than welcome to remove the carpet on your own, it is far simpler to remove carpet once handrail has been removed, which we must do.
Enter total length of new baseboards & shoe trim in linear feet. If your plans are to provide and install baseboards and trim yourself then leave box blank
To calculate linear feet of baseboard and trim, simply add up all lengths of walls that will need new baseboards & trim atop floors
Enter total length of new straight bullnose/footrails in linear feet. Bullnose/footrails are the pieces of wood that finish the edge of a floor or landing. If you have a balcony area atop stairs, spindles will be inserted into the bullnose/footrail.
To calculate linear feet of bullnose/footrail , simply add up all needed lengths
Enter total length of new curve bullnose/footrail in linear feet. Curve bullnose/footrails are needed when the floors edge is curved. This needs to be finished with a custom made bullnose/footrail to fit your specific situation To measure the curve bullnose/footrail distance, simply measure along the inside of the curve from one side to the other side.
To calculate linear feet of curve bullnose/footrail, simply add all the lengths of curved edges needed to be covered.
Check this box if you would like us to stain match newly installed materials. This includes new newel posts, bullnose/footrails, stringer veneer and spindles to your desired colour.
This includes carpet and underpad, as well as wood scraps and all other job related garbage. This charge can be avoided. We can leave the waste from the job neatly in the garage if desired.