Stair treads and transitions are common features found in almost every building and every home. They not only offer a unified look to a home or commercial business, but provide safety features as well. When working with stair treads and transitions—just like with flooring—the job can go bad quickly if time isn’t taken to plan out the project and prep the substrate.
According to Don Styka, director of field services for Tarkett, installers should always plan ahead before installing even a single stair tread. “It is important to plan the work to make sure all the necessary materials and tools are available at the start of the installation. The majority of step profiles in North America are the angled ‘z-step’; however, additional planning is required when one of the more complicated profiles is present.”