Step with confidence on the sturdy and sophisticated 3 ½” Thick Stair Treads. Choose from over 12 species of top-quality wood, finished and stained on all 6 sides for an impeccable match to your personal style. A 1/8” beveled radius on each edge offers subtle detail and a smooth transition between steps. To let these stylish treads shine, create an open and airy look — mount on the StairSupplies™ Floating Stairs system paired with Viewrail cable railing.
- 3 ½” Thick
- Solid, Stain-Grade Wood
- 1/8” Roundover
- 360° Beauty
Our 3 ½” Thick Stair Treads add a modern, strong appearance to both Traditional and Floating Stair Systems. To mount thick treads on traditional stairways, be sure to read about Returned Edges on the Specifications tab above. Floating Staircases may require specific notches for mounting thick treads, depending on the system you use. We are happy to accommodate requests for notches, grooves, or other special indentations to help the mounting process. Give us a call for more details.
Bold and creative, our Cascade Thick Stair Treads boast attractive and unique grain patterns on each side.
Note, wood products may have varying amounts of staves due to the varying thicknesses of lumber that comes in each bunk and the width of the product.
- Thickness: 3 ½”
- Depth: 11 ¼”
- Width: 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, 66”, or 72”
We are happy to accommodate your custom dimensions. Please use the Custom Thick Stair Tread Designer to order treads that will fit your particular staircase. Give us a call if you have any questions!
Traditionally styled stairways sometimes require mitered edges, but they are not commonly used on floating stair systems. Returned Edges cover end grain, while also adding decorative flair. There are three configurations of returned edges available: Left, Right, and Double. NOTE: If both sides of the stair treads fit against a wall, you do not need returned edges.
To determine if a Left or Right Returned edge is required, stand at the bottom of the stairway and look up. If the right side is exposed, then you need a Right Returned Edge. If the left side is exposed, then you need a Left Returned Edge.
Double Return thick stair treads are used when both edges of the tread are exposed on a traditional stairway (but NOT floating stairs). This style of tread requires a special measurement called the “throat cut”, which you will need to provide when you place your order. To find the throat cut of your Double Return tread, measure the length between the inside of the Left and Right Returned Edges. In the end, the final width of a Double Return Thick Tread equals the Throat Cut measurement plus 2 ½” (1 ¼” per Returned End).
With the exception of Double Returns, all Left and Right Returned Treads are sent to you with up to an extra 1” of material on the end with no return. This additional allowance may be trimmed on-site to match the exact curve of your unique wall, ensuring a snug fit. If you are ordering treads with No Returns, all 6 sides of the thick tread will be cut, stained, and finished to your specifications.
Clear Finish & Stain Information
StairSupplies™ offers several premium stain and finish options for our products, depending on the product’s use. For Thick Stair Treads, we offer both clear finishes and stains. Select a clear finish if you want to draw out the natural beauty and colors of the wood. If you prefer deeper, richer tones, our custom-mixed stains are the ideal choice for your Thick Stair Treads.
All tread materials and products that are used underfoot are finished with a Conversion Varnish. Strong and resilient, this varnish is standard in the hardwood flooring industry. Our team of experts applies this specialty product onto each stair tread using a spray applicator for even, flawless coverage to protect your treads against heavy wear and tear.
Wood Grain & Color Variation
At StairSupplies™ we believe that natural wood colors and visual textures add character to our products. With that in mind, we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural variation of wood products, there may be instances in which a perfect grain and color match is not possible. By ordering from StairSupplies™, you acknowledge that you are receiving a uniquely crafted product and there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.
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What is the weight of a 42″ tread?
Thanks for the question William.
The weight is going to vary, depending on the wood species, but a ballpark figure would be around 70 pounds.
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Is it possible to receive a sample of the walnut, soft maple and ash? Trying to coordinate stairs with tile and cabinetry etc. I’m hoping this is possible.
Due to some abuse, we no longer are giving away free samples of our wood or powder coat finish options. However, we do allow you to purchase a sample box, which you would be able to put that value toward your tread purchase. You can find this here.
Feel free to call us if you have any other questions.
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