If you are looking to add a little more curb appeal and stability to your stairway, self-supporting terrazzo treads may be the answer. Terralite terrazzo stair treads are made of a durable, highly-pigmented concrete that is supported by a series of small columns or posts, making them much less likely to experience wear and tear.
Here's how to install self-supporting terrazzo stairs:
1. Choose the right stair tread material. Terrazzo stair treads come in a variety of materials, including porcelain, granite, and marble.
2. Measure the space where you plan to install the stairs. Consult the manufacturer's instructions or measure your existing staircase using a tape measure to ensure that the treads will fit properly.
3. Mark the position of each stair tread on the floor using a pencil or a piece of chalk. Make sure that the marks are level with one another and perpendicular to the staircase railings or risers.
4. Remove any carpet or vinyl floor coverings in the area where you are working to protect the flooring.
5. Mark with chalk or tape where the treads will fit between the walls and the door frames. Refer to your manufacturer's instructions for details on spacing your stair treads from doorways and around openings in the wall board.
6. Apply construction adhesive to the under side of each stair tread, making sure to work it into all crevices, before laying down a single step .
When stair treads are self-supporting, they can provide a number of benefits to homeowners. First, they can be installed more quickly and easily than traditional stair treads, which can save you time and money.