4 reasons to invest in stair cladding

Staircase cladding. A flight of stairs
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Do your stairs look tired and worn out?

Scuffed treads and broken stair parts don’t only give the impression that you don’t look after your home – they can cause slips, trips, and stumbles too.

Although you might consider replacing your existing structure with a bespoke design, there is a much simpler solution to breathe new life into your home (enhancing safety at the same time)…

Stair cladding.

What is stair cladding?

Cladding is the process of covering your stairs with wooden floor planks, creating the look of a solid staircase without having to remove the old treads or risers.

Stair cladding is an innovative solution for homeowners looking to transform their staircases in Edinburgh (and elsewhere) without the expense of buying and installing a brand-new staircase.

Why use stair cladding?

There are several reasons why stair cladding is popular amongst homeowners – not least for its longevity and ease of maintenance.

Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why so many people are choosing to clad their stairs, instead of replacing them entirely.

1.     Style

Stair cladding is a modern way to revamp a tired-looking staircase – easily matched to the colour and material of your staircase spindles and other balustrade parts.

Cladding over the current treads and risers will also help to create a more welcoming atmosphere in your home.

2.     Convenience

One of the greatest advantages of staircase cladding is that, instead of having to fully renovate your staircase, new wooden planks can be fitted onto the existing treads and risers.

Cladding is not only quick and easy to install, but it requires very little maintenance and can be easily replaced if necessary.

3.     Cost-effectiveness

Fitted over the top of worn treads and risers like a veneer, cladding allows you to transform the aesthetic of your home for a fraction of the cost of a new staircase.

Stair cladding can increase the lifespan of your stairs too – preventing them from damage or deterioration that can occur if they aren’t maintained properly.

4.     Safety

As well as transforming the look and feel of your stairs, cladding can strengthen the structure of your stairs – making it much more robust and safer for you, your household, and any visitors.

Cladding over the treads and risers with non-slip oak will provide a little extra grip and reduce the risk of children, elderly relatives, or anyone with reduced mobility from falling and injuring themselves on the stairs.

Renovate your stairs today

Cladding over the structural sides or treads and risers is guaranteed to change the look of staircases in Edinburgh. And the best bit? It won’t cost you a fortune, which is great if you’re on a tight budget!

If you’re toying with the idea of stair cladding or would like to discuss your renovation ideas in further detail, it’s worth contacting staircase specialists like Abbott-Wade.

Their team of talented joiners has helped many homeowners throughout England, Scotland, and Wales to refurbish their stairs with cladding – saving time, effort, and money.

Stairscase cladding. A flight of stairs


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