So often people get excited about getting flooring projects going and they forget what a tremendous impact their stairway makes in an entry of the home. So often stairs are new the primary entry of the home and so often it is a missed opportunity to really make a visual impact by extending the hardwood flooring onto the stairs as well.
iFLOOR is one of the few companies that offers stair treads and risers for so many of the hardwood floors offered on the web site. A solid tread with a riser can be an upgrade that more than pays for itself at the time of resale. There is nothing quite like a full solid tread from a design perspective.
One footnote: for those seeking laminate stair cases the prevailing option is the “overlap stairnose” which I am not a huge fan of. (although this is within code and it is the most available nosing.) Alot of customers are buying stair treads in a unifinished oak or maple and then having them installed and stained onsite to coordinate with the laminate as opposed to installing the overlapped option. You can do the same thing with Cork or other floors too if they don’t offer a coordinating stair tread. Another option for laminate is the Wilsonart laminate flooring ONESTEP full laminate stair tread. I suspect this tread will be used much more in the future as well to coordinate with other flooring choices.
The upside is the incredibly pleasing aesthetic and design impact in your home. The investment is typically around $100-$200 per stair so plan for it and it is another great reason to check out the 0% interest options available at iFLOOR too! Makes a typical stair case boil down to $50-$80 bucks per month depending on the term.