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How to Upgrade Your Stairs With Denver Custom Woodworking

September 7, 2016

Have you fallen in love with the beautiful hardwood floors in your home? If so, you may want to consider incorporating warm wood into other parts of your home, such as the staircase. A wooden staircase is inviting and elegant, which is why so many homeowners are upgrading their staircases with Denver custom woodworking. Here are a few things you should consider if you want to do the same:

If you already have hardwood floors in your home, it may be best to use the same color of wood on your stairs, that is, unless you are purposely trying to create a unique, exotic design. However, if you are more interested in the wood on the floor flowing nicely into the staircase, choose the same color.

It’s also important to note that the stair installation process can be grueling, so if you order prefinished wood for your staircase, the finish may be damaged by the time the staircase is done. Instead, ask your Denver custom woodworking professional to finish the wood for your staircase on-site. Learn more about prefinished vs. unfinished wood flooring.

Wood Grain
To ensure that your wood floor flows beautifully into your staircase, make sure the wood grains in both places are running in the same direction. Using a different wood grain direction on your stairs may make the entire staircase look out of place in your home. If you can’t keep the same wood grain direction on your entire staircase, at least maintain it on the first step before you jump to a new direction on the rest of the steps.

However, if you don’t have wood flooring in your home already, you’re free to choose whichever wood grain direction you would like.

A stair riser is the vertical space that separates one step from the next. Looking up at a staircase, you may only see the risers, not the steps, as the stairs go higher. When you use Denver custom woodworking to upgrade your stairs, your riser options are endless. Some homeowners use a dark wood for the steps and a light, contrasting wood for the riser, while others prefer to match the steps to the risers. Another popular option would be to paint over the risers to create a contrast with the steps. But if you really want to make your staircase pop, talk to your Denver custom woodworking professionals about creating a special design.

Plank Size
Another choice you will have to make is the size of planks to use on your custom staircase. It is usually recommend that you use wide planks on steps for a sleek and sophisticated design. But, if the wood on your floor has narrow planks, you may want to consider incorporating this into your staircase.

If you are looking for more information on Denver custom woodworking, contact the experts at TGB Flooring. With over 25 years in the business, we have the experience and professionalism to assist you creating the custom wood design of your dreams. Call today for a free estimate at 303-738-9910.