Steps features quality Amish crafted wood stair treads and risers. Stair treads and risers are the foundation of any stairway and quality is extremely important when it comes to durability and longevity, especially since treads and risers take the greatest amount of abuse.

Many stair treads only feature a thin veneer over a plywood or chipboard core, but our stair treads are made of strips of solid wood glued together to give you an incredibly beautiful and durable stair tread. Unlike veneered stair treads, our stair treads can be refinished over and over again. No more worrying about sanding through the veneer, because our stair treads don't have any.

Our stair treads are made from solid strips of wood that are 2 1/2' to 3' wide and placed in a glue rack overnight. Some of our competitors place their treads in a glue rack for 8 hours or less, but we ensure that our stair treads are in the glue rack for 16 hours or longer.

Once they are taken from the glue rack, our treads are put through a planer and surfaced to 1 1/16' followed by a run through a shaper to shape the nosing. Next, if they are a no return stair tread, they are hand sanded with 120 grit sandpaper. If they are "return" stair treads, the return is glued and biscuited to the tread prior to hand sanding. Many companies nail their returns to their stair treads without biscuits, but we use biscuits to provide a stronger wood stair tread. Companies that nail their returns to their treads must use wood fillers to fill in the holes left by the nails. During each step of production one of our Amish craftsman inspects the stair treads for quality, smoothness, durability and aesthetics.

We could mass produce our stair treads to lower quality standards, but you will be glad we don't. Put simply, we build a better stair tread because quality is important to us.

Read more about our products and what sets our production process apart on our blog.

Staircase Maintenance – Treads and Risers
Having small amounts of damage is common, but when left without repair, any amount of damage can be dangerous. Make sure to thoroughly check your staircase regularly so that you are aware of any...