How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood – If you want to improve the stairs at home, hardwood stairs are a good choice. Not only are they beautiful, but they are durable and long-lasting. If you’re a DIYer, you might be wondering if you can install hardwood stairs. The answer is yes! Removing carpet from a staircase and replacing it with wooden stairs is a very doable project. It only took us a day and a half to remove our carpet and install new wood stairs. And in this post, I’m sharing the full tutorial!

We installed DIY hardwood stairs and published the original tutorial for this project in 2015. They still looked perfect when we sold this house in 2020. We were very pleased with the quality. ! *

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

We don’t like the old beige carved stairs. It was boring and unexciting. So we redid the stairs by ripping out the carpet and adding solid wood steps. It only took 1 1/2 days!

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DIY projects and home improvement projects over the years. And we installed a good portion of the flooring, including installing new laminate flooring throughout our home. Installing these new stairs was much easier than installing the floor, much to my surprise. And it was also much cheaper than having it trained by a professional (which we did at our previous house and I’m still shocked at how much we paid)!

There are many options for stairs. Sometimes you can find them at home improvement stores like Home Depot (although you have to order them because they’re not always in stock).

, sent directly to you and it really appealed to us because it saved us a lot of time.

And I have to tell you that installing the DIY wooden stairs was more exciting than ANY of our recent projects. I thought the system would work well and be good, but I didn’t expect it to be as simple as it turned out to be. I did 95% of the work in one weekend. A WEEK. Actually, in 1 1/2 days. It was wonderful.

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I highly recommend watching this installation video before you get started. Even if you are with someone else

It took us 1 1/2 days to rip out the carpet on the stairs and install new wooden stairs. Read on to find out how we did it.

We decided to add some new stair climbing methods to our list. When we thought about what to do on the stairs, I thought of a nice stair runner, but I really wanted to enjoy the new clean look and all the hard work we put in! So I used peel and stick vinyl (you can also use paint and stencils).

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

And you know I couldn’t resist adding a fun gallery wall (see my gallery wall tips) with some inexpensive DIY frames. And I also put up this modern plank wall and painted it one of my favorite shades of blue to finish off the hallway.

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If you hire a stair remodel job, it can be very expensive! Generally, the cost of replacing carpet on wooden stairs can range from $3,000 to $5,500. The price varies depending on the project, of course it depends on whether you have a short staircase or a longer staircase. Also, whether you have open or closed landings, railings and balustrades affect the cost. 

I had hardwood stairs in our previous home and I was surprised at how much they cost. It’s been almost 20 years since I did it, so I don’t remember the cost, but the stairs are more expensive than installing wood on the first floor of the house.

If you install solid wood stairs, you can significantly reduce the cost! The cost of everything we needed was $2,000 for all the wooden trays, planks, seating sticks, glue,  slats and NuScribe. This is one of the best home improvement projects we’ve done and I know it helped us sell our house quickly when we moved.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort, installing solid wood stairs is a very worthwhile DIY project. By following these steps, you can remove the carpet from the stairs, finish the wooden stairs and put them in a beautiful polished look. Although it may take a few days, the results will be an addition to your home that will last for years!

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What do you think? Are you sure you can replace your own stairs? In fact, you can! For more inspiration, check out these DIY staircase design ideas.

And if you want exclusive content and behind-the-scenes photos, be sure to subscribe before you go! After much internal discussion I couldn’t take it anymore and started ripping up the carpet on the stairs!  😉

If anyone tries to tell you this is an easy DIY project, they are lying!  This has been one of the longest weeks of my life and the last post isn’t done yet.  Pew!  I was hoping to get them all done in a week, remove them…..prepare…..paint, but only work in the evening, and then wait a billion years for the stain to dry…the date of end of March.

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

Here is a picture of our stairs before the demolition started last Monday.  Some of you may ask, “What is happening to them”?  I know… there is nothing wrong with them….. the carpet shows that it is 14 years old but still not terrible.  What they are not:

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I dreamed of dark stairs and white pillars during the years of my first son.  As a 19 year old (wow, not real yet but I have 19 years), it’s time to be real.  I showed you this picture before in the inspiration for the article: Foyer.

Not only do I love it, but from your feedback, you really do too!  Many minds share the same opinion!!

The carpet removal went faster than I expected and was able to do it in 2 afternoons.  Since I have a child with asthma, as well as a dog who thinks I have to eat everything on the floor, I tore it up and finished one stair at a time…I rolled the carpet. 

After removing the liner, I used a cardboard box, a hammer and a flathead screw to remove the tape and staples.  In each of the 3 steps I used a knife to cut the carpet on one side.  This is a simple system that worked well and will be the same way to deal with the stairs below.  Don’t call PT!  😉

Diy Carpet To Wood Stairs

After completing each step, I installed it properly.  Seriously, if you know the type of fabric I’m cleaning, you’ll have your carpets out in no time.  Another reason I’m finally looking for 100% hardwood in my home!  AWESOME!

See that cute little vacuum cleaner?  This was a Christmas gift from PT and I used it for the first time!  THERE IS!  Am I the only woman who asks for gadgets for birthdays and Christmas?

The original plan was to start over and remove the ladder.  I found a 48″ pine tree for about $10 at Lowe’s.  I just want to buy them, stain them and come back.  Dan (my contractor friend who I hired to replace the barn door) absolutely blew up when he told me that the ladder was attached to the string…not attached to the frame .  THAT’S IT!  Even though I removed the trays, there was no guarantee that the new pine sapling would fit or cover the thread holes.

How To Replace Carpet Stairs With Wood

His information completely blew my mind!  Between that and their reluctance to have hardwood stairs (well, in this case…softwood, because pine is weak), this project was put on hold for a few weeks.  A civil war ensued and finally I said “what the hell” …I’ll keep trying.  Nothing to lose but my time…and possibly money if it doesn’t work out! 😉

Replacing The Carpet With Painted Stairs

Because there was too much paint on the stairs, I used a product called Citristrip to remove it.  Follow the instructions on the back.  I didn’t listen when they said to use a bristle brush and I quickly learned that the foam brush will eat the chemicals!  I quickly switched to a cheap brush from the Dollar Tree. TPT!

I used a steel scraper to try to get all the paint off.  Although I work on sharp edges going in and out

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