FAQ

Why is Ready Step better than traditional hardwood flooring on stairs?

  • 1. Our tread top is a ¾” glued up solid wood panel allowing the top and nosing to be one solid piece which resists squeaks and movement.
  • 2. Traditional nosings are applied on site and have less durability than traditional nosing applications.
  • 3. Time is money and labour is not cheap! Ready Step can be installed in 1/4 of the time it takes for slat flooring to be applied to stair tops.

Does Ready Step meet the building code for structural dimensions?

  • Our standard selection is ¾”TH x 11 ¼”W and come in 3’and 4’ L. This can only be used for COVERING stair tops and risers. If it’s 1 ¼” thickness you’re looking for, just call your local Ready Step distributor to get a quote and we can provide you with custom thicknesses.

What does Ready Step Cost?

  • Ready Step saves 10% to 25% when comparing to traditional hardwood stair installations due to the labour savings and manufacturing costs being lower than on site installation.

Can I install Ready Step myself?

  • Yes. but with caution. If you have a straight set of stairs you are more likely to have a professionally finished look but we suggest that winders, landings and off-set stair tops be measured and cut by a professional. Use the Ready Step Stair Tool when sizing and cutting.

I have an aluminum oxide finish on my hardwood floors. What kind of finish is on the pre-finished Ready Step?

  • Ready Step is finished with a finish similar to those used by hardwood flooring manufacturers and consists of 2 sealing coats and 2 top coats to make for a durable and scratch resistant staircase. We warranty our finish for 10 years.

I know you have 16 colors to choose from but can I get my hardwood floors matched to the Ready Step?

  • Yes. For an additional charge for color matching we can accommodate special and unique colors. Contact your local Ready Step Consultant for more information.

How long does it take to get my stairs once I’ve made an order with my local distributor?

  • From the time the order is received your order is processed, manufactured, and shipped to the distributor within 15 working days. Custom orders need to allow 6-8 weeks minimum depending on the size and complexity.

Does Ready Step have a warranty?

  • We provide our products with a 10 year warranty on the finish and the manufactured parts. Please see the details of this warranty here.

I have some unique stairs that I would like covered. Can you provide me custom treads?

  • Ready Step has a custom elite program which provides for special options such as left and right returns, curved stairs, custom sized stair treads, custom nosings and routered designs, and specialty stair lighting. Please call your local Ready Step provider for more information.
 
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How long does it take to get my stairs?

  • From the time the order is received your order is processed, manufactured, and shipped to the distributor within 15 working days. Custom orders need to allow 6-8 weeks minimum depending on the size and complexity. Learn More!

Does Ready Step have a warranty?