The restoration, use of specific sanders, and prep work involved with polishing timber stairs is a tedious job. With stair components small in scale, it can be labour some. That aside, when completed they can be a stunning addition to the entry of any property.
Sanding and Polishing
The use of small scale hand tools along with ‘hand sanding and polishing’ in tight corners makes for labour intensive work. It can be likened to preparing a fine piece of furniture for the coating processes.
It all boils down to attention to fine detail if you want your timber stairs to be the entry centrepiece. Customers are often delighted to unveil a wonderful set of hardwood timber stairs from under old carpet. They are evermore stunned when we perform our magic with them.
After tearing up old floor coverings from an aged home there are sometimes a few surprises. There may be aspects which may need some extra attention. Some staircases would be discovered to have been just slapped together with the intention of the original owners to cover them with carpet straightaway. These flights of stairs may be found to have large gaps between the treads and uprights. In this situation we can fix into place timber quad trim plus stain it to suit the timber stairs colour. This approach presents well upon completion and offers a seamless appearance.
The flow of foot traffic within a home will funnel from the foyer/hall and living areas onto the staircase. The stair treads will ultimately absorb the brunt of the wear. To be more precise, it is a small arc at the front of the stair treads which we tend to utilise when using the stairs. This means durability needs to be high when it comes to surface coatings. Although they beautify the woodgrain, they also shield the raw wood from grime and moisture penetration.