The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. Red oak is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. Red oak is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture. Red oak stair treads can be stained with a wide range of finish tones and has great wear-resistance. We use only the higher quality grades of red oak lumber for our red oak stair treads.
The Hardwood Lumber Company manufactures high quality retrofit stair treads at affordable prices. You will be very happy with the quality of our red oak retrofit stair treads. Our retrofit stair treads are milled with new state of the art equipment. We can make the retrofit stair treads with a left or right hand return. Or we can make them with a double end return to any length. Red oak retrofit stair treads are available in standard sizes or can be custom made to your specifications. Retrofit stair treads are also available in almost any other hardwood species.
All sizes are overall including the return(s). For example a single return 36" tread will have a 34-3/4" throat size.
The retrofit stair treads are made to fit over your existing stairs. Our retrofit stair treads have a 1" thick bullnose with a 1-1/4" overhang. The body is 3/4" thick.
We now offer staining and prefinishing on all our wood stair treads and risers. On our clear finishes we put on 3 coats of a commercial grade catalyzed varnish to give it a hard and durable finish. The prefinished stair treads end up looking great with a clear, natural finish that is hard to beat! On the stained wood stair treads and risers a stain is applied, then 3 coats of varnish. If you want your treads stained you can choose from one of Woodwright's standard stain colors
, or you can send us a sample to have color matched.
The retrofit stair treads on this page are prefinished. If you are looking for unfinished retrofit stair treads go to this page. unfinished retrofit stair treads
Lead time on prefinished retrofit stair treads is 2 to 3 weeks.