Do you have any suggestions for new construction stairs (not using carpet) that would be inexpensive and non-slippery?

Asked by Laura Roseberg
Klamath Falls, OR

The stairs are unfinished pre-fab wood at the moment. These stairs will get a lot of traffic, dirt, water, etc.


Bill Bradbury

Answered by Bill Bradbury

Smithfield, UT

Envirocon Home Restoration

July 18, 2011


I like to use a CARB-certified 3/4" cabinet-grade plywood.

  • I installed birch in my own house and still love it after six years of heavy use by my family and four large dogs.
  • I router a bull nose on the front and finish with Osmo Polyx oil.


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