2″ Thick Stair Treads


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Product Description

Keep it modern with 2” Thick Stair Treads. These mid-sized treads, perfect for a variety of applications, are crafted from the finest stain-grade wood, detailed with a subtle 1/8” roundover on each edge, and stained or finished to your specifications. Sturdy and eye-catching, pair these thick treads with Viewrail cable railing to accentuate your contemporary stair design.

Key Features

  • 2” Thick
  • Solid, Stain-Grade Wood
  • 1/8” Roundover
  • 360° Beauty
  • This thickness is recommended with the support of a tread pan


Our 2” Thick Stair Treads add a modern, strong appearance to Traditional 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.

Product Specifications


  • Thickness: 2”
  • 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!

Returned Edges

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.

Interior Use Only

This product may contain glue joints and is designed for interior use only.

Product Q&A

4 years 7 months ago

Do you have a page that sows a picture of all your thick stair tread wood types? I can’t choose a wood type if I can’t see it.

4 years 7 months ago

Hi Katie,

If you look at any of our wood stair parts, there should be a thumbnail image of the wood species you currently have selected for that product. You can expand that image by clicking on it to get a better idea of the grain and pattern of that species. You could also take a look at our Wood Species Selection page to get some helpful tips on picking the right species for your project.

The StairSupplies Support Team

3 years 10 months ago

How much does a 2″ thick, 42 inch oak tread weigh?

3 years 10 months ago

Thanks for the question Kim.

That’s going to vary a little, but it will be in the 20-30 pound range.


StairSupplies Customer Support

3 years 3 months ago

How many treads are included in an order?

3 years 3 months ago

Hi Josh,

Each unit is sold individually.

StairSupplies Customer Support

Carol Holley
3 years 2 months ago

Can you laminate (2) 1″ thick treads together and will the bond last?

3 years 2 months ago

Hi Carol,

We would not do this, nor would we recommend it. Our 2″ thick treads will do the job and will look much better. Feel free to call us if you have more questions.

StairSupplies Customer Support