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Stair Tread Materials
The material that treads are made out of. Ranges from concrete to timber, steel to synthetic plastics.

solid timber stair treads

Timber Along with stone probably the oldest tread material. In today's market natural timber slabs like this Malaysian hardwood are still popular but laminated timber is making large inroads into the solid timber scene.

polished granite stair treads

Natural stone is just about being replaced with composite materials for treads, but if the budget allows it is still available.

industrial galvanised grating step treads

Industrial steel sections are obviously the way to go in industrial stairs but they are finding their way into the residential area. They are fairly cheap, very stiff and strong and durable in external stairs.

ceramic nosing treads

Ceramic tile is a popular finish to concrete stairs. They must have a non-slip surface. Once again excellent for outside stairs.

brick step  treads

Durability is a desirable feature of all stair tread materials and it seems that the bricks in this stair do not have it. (the mortar to the brickwork is obviously stronger).

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