hardwood stair recapping burlington

The experts at Floor Coverings International Burlington ON have completed many stair-remodeling projects in local Burlington homes. We love transforming tired looking staircases by recapping them with fresh, new hardwood! If you’re considering replacing your old staircase carpet with new hardwood, read below to learn more about this process.

Why Recap Stairs With Hardwood?

Stair recapping is the process of replacing old carpet with hardwood on a staircase. Carpet is a common choice for stair coverings because it provides comfort underfoot, cushions accidental falls, and muffles loud footsteps. Why, then, are so many homeowners choosing to remove their old carpets and recap their stairs with new hardwood?

Many homeowners choose to recap their stairs for aesthetic reasons. Hardwood flooring provides a traditional, timeless look that brings beauty to any home. Hardwood is also a great way to boost resale value, as it is appealing to almost any homebuyer. Some homeowners may choose to replace carpet with hardwood because it is more hypoallergenic and less likely to trap dust and allergens.

Stair Recapping Process

The process of stair recapping is simple, yet it results in a totally brand-new look. First, our design associate will come to your home in their mobile showroom. Here, you will have the opportunity to see all of our hardwood options and will receive expert advice to decide on a wood, stain, and finish that will match perfectly in your home.

During the installation process, we will remove your old carpet to reveal the barebones of the staircase. Our expert installers will take measurements to customize the right fit for your new treads, risers, and any other portion you’d like to remodel. Many homeowners choose to refresh the spindles and posts at the same time, and we’ll gladly help with those as well. After the process is complete, you’ll be left with a beautiful hardwood staircase!

Considerations During RecappingStair recapping burlington

Staircase recapping is a cost efficient way to create a new look in your home. The process is simple, but the changes have a big impact. You’ll want to consider what kind of look you want to create in your home, as your new staircase will become the center of attention! We love domestic hardwoods like red oak, maple, or cherry because they are affordable and more forgiving underfoot than some denser exotic hardwoods.

Keep in mind that a hardwood staircase can be more slippery than a carpet staircase, and hardwood may amplify the sound of footsteps. If these considerations are a concern for you, you may want to add a stair runner to your recapped staircase. Stair runners will bring comfort to your staircase without completely hiding your new hardwood.

Get Started in Burlington Today

Stair recapping is a popular home renovation trend in the Burlington area. Call Floor Coverings International Burlington ON today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you get the staircase of your dreams. We proudly serve the greater Burlington and Oakville areas.


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