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Stairs remodel

From carpet to tile and oak stained wood. Easy cleanup, no fuss not muss no wear and tear stairs!

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Did you do this on your own? I love the wood/tile look!

  • Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs
    Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs Duluth, GA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    I love this, never thought stone and wood would look so good together on stairs. Looks like you'll got rid of the orange paint as well!

  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Feb 16, 2012

    That looks great! Going to inspire many more to do this.

  • JP S
    JP S Marietta, GA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Love that!!!

  • Krissy Grant
    Krissy Grant Seattle, WA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Love the paint color. Really compliments the undertones of the tile. Great change!!

  • Ana M
    Ana M Alpharetta, GA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Thanks everybody! YES, I did this myself it took about 2 weeks, the longest part was staining the treads and I did 4 coats of poly urethane and never have I gottten even as much as a scratch on them! SO easy to clean! Yamini we did get tired of the orange- looked like halloween, do NOT know what I was thinking! It's light grey now. Even flooring and stair companies told me NOT to do this, saying "people would fall and slip" down my stairs, no one EVER has. LOL.

  • Nikki
    Nikki Atlanta, GA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Nice work! Is that actually hardwood on the basement floor or one of the new products that looks like hardwood and works in basements?

  • Ana M
    Ana M Alpharetta, GA
    on Feb 16, 2012

    Nikki, that is not the basement and yes it is hardwood. I had to stain the treads to match it as the wood floors were already in and I was trying to unify the look. I put tile in the foyer upstairs and then 'unified the tile look with the wood downstairs in my entry foyer with the oak wood planks tread and tile risers.

    heading to the main floor from the bedrooms

    heading to the main floor from the bedrooms

    Heading up to the bedrooms

    Heading up to the bedrooms

  • Nikki
    Nikki Atlanta, GA
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Ahhh, I see now. I want my own basement finished so badly that I guess I think everything is a basement! LOL! Your stairs are lovely.

  • Faidra at  CA Global Inc
    Faidra at CA Global Inc Marietta, GA
    on Feb 18, 2012

    That was an excellent idea, would have never thought of that, your colors integrate well, you have wonderful taste

  • Ana M
    Ana M Alpharetta, GA
    on Feb 21, 2012

    Sheila G, I sued tile at the turn because in truth it was 'easier' for me to work with than the wood and also for cleaning purposes and scratching, I did not know how much the wood would scratch and was afraid it would wear down more in that turn corner area. I used so much polyurethane to protect it though that it has not scratched yet.

  • Silvia S
    Silvia S
    on Feb 21, 2012

    we need to do the same with our Stairs,we use to have carpet Thanks for the Great Idea

  • Jan O
    Jan O Clancy, MT
    on Feb 21, 2012

    I am going to do the same thing. I need to get rid of the carpet in my main room anyway. Maybe just tile the treads and paint the riser?

  • Pam R
    Pam R Petaluma, CA
    on Feb 21, 2012

    Although the tile work is very good, I would have done all wood. It just gives the space a warmer look.

  • Pensacola Accents
    Pensacola Accents Crum Lynne, PA
    on Feb 21, 2012

    Great job and very innovative!

  • Arthur W
    Arthur W Canton, GA
    on Mar 4, 2012

    Did you remove origional treads or install oak over the top?

  • Ana M
    Ana M Alpharetta, GA
    on Mar 4, 2012

    Arthur, I had carpet originally, so I removed the carpet and what was underneath was particle board stairs, I attached the new oak treads to the particle board with construction glue and nails and then only had to attach plywood to the riser to then apply the tile to the riser. It is very sturdy and has held up very well for 6 years.

  • Derrick Gray
    Derrick Gray Jonesboro, GA
    on Mar 9, 2012

    Good Job. I like it

  • Sandy B
    Sandy B Glenmont, OH
    on Mar 12, 2012

    Did you use regular vinyl, or peel & stick tiles? Looks nice!

  • Ana M
    Ana M Alpharetta, GA
    on Mar 12, 2012

    Sandy B, they are real tiles, we had to lay them grout them on to the riser. They are NOT peel and stick.

  • Nance Rivera
    Nance Rivera Gig Harbor, WA
    on Oct 15, 2014

    Ana - I've been planning to do this to my stairs for a long time. However, I was told by Home Depot and Lowe's reps that I would need to use cement backer board anytime I'm installing tiles. That was a letdown because it is hard for me to work with, cut and heavy.

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