Your New Stair Tread Caps
Stair Tread Caps – From simple straight but elegant straight flights to beautiful. Hardwood spirals or the most elaborate sweep helical design, the new staircase will provide a stunning focal point to your home or workplace. But sometimes the terminology involve can be a bit confuse, so here’s a step by step guide to your new ladder.
Stair tread caps are part of the steep ladder. Tread “depth” is measure from the outer edge of the stairs to the vertical “riser” between the stairs. “Width” is measure from one side to the other. Riser Stairs: Riser is a vertical section between each tread on the stairs. This may be lost to the “open” ladder effect, depend on build codes. Stair Nosing: The edge of the tread protruding above the riser underneath.
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The first step or Bull nose: Where stair treads caps opens on one or both sides. The first step above the lower floor may be wider than the other steps and round. The ledge usually forms a semicircle around the circumference of the rounded portion and the handle has a horizontal spiral called “volute” that supports the top of the ledge. In addition to the cosmetic appeal, the initial step allows the ledge to form a wider and more stable base for the end of the handle.