Stair Recapping

Stair Recapping


Why is Stair Recapping a Good Option?

Stair recapping is an option many customers choose when they want to refresh the appearance of their stair. This common method is also more cost effective than a complete stair replacement. It is an ideal and efficient process because it does not disturb the staircase surroundings ie. Wall, paint and structure. Stair recapping is not only popular, cost effective and efficient, but it is also convenient because the stair is accessible at all times.

What is the Cost of Stair Recapping?

The cost of stair recapping varies between different stairs depending on the design, size of the treads (steps), and materials used. In general, stair recapping will typically cost anywhere between $300-$400 per tread. During this time, many customers will take the opportunity to update the handrail, spindles (balusters) and posts. The cost of a beautiful contemporary handrail typically start at $60 per linear foot. Wooden spindles painted white or stained will range between $10-$14 each, and posts generally cost $150 each. Our expertise in the stair industry allows us to cater to every customer, assisting them with various trending designs and styles while being budget friendly.

What is the Stair Recapping Procedure?

To start the stair recapping procedure, we must remove the existing railing system (handrail, spindles and posts), carpet and trim. Since every stair is different, we must take a template of each tread in order to custom manufacture the exact size and shape of each step. Next we cut off the nosing (the part of the treads that extends past the risers) and install ¼” plywood on the stringers (side of the stair). Prior to installation, we do most of the painting and staining off sight in our warehouse to minimize the odor. We can now install the new treads, risers, trim and add the final finishing touches.

How Long Will Stair Recapping Take?

Stair recapping will generally take 3-4 days to complete. During this process we make sure to prepare and cover immediate surrounding areas to maintain the original cleanly condition. Plastic coverings are used around the work area, and at the end of each day we ensure that we perform a thorough clean-up.

Why Choose Ideal Stairs?

We have been in the stair renovation industry for 15 years, and have continuously offered our great service to all our clients in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions. When we recap your stair customers have the option of Canadian Red Oak, Maple or other exotic hardwoods. We take custom templates to ensure that we manufacture treads and trims that are suitable for your stair. All stain and finishing is matched in our warehouse, and approved by our client prior to the application. During the renovation process we continuously update our client with the status of their project. Our precision work and constant communication with our clients ensures that they are completely satisfied with our service, and finished product.