Installing StareCasing is as easy as 1-2-3, but here are the answers to some common questions
How do I handle a landing?
If your installation includes a landing in the middle of the staircase, use the StareCasing SystemTM matching 3/8” flooring material to cover the landing, gluing it down with the Polyurethane adhesive. A StareCasing 3/8” nosing can then be used to finish the edge of the landing similar to the finishing of the top step.
How do I handle a staircase with open ended stairs?
The StareCasing System is also designed to accommodate open ended stairs. To install the system, first remove balusters from the existing steps. Use a StareCasing right hand or left hand return StareTreadTM overlay to cover the existing stair. Shave 3/8” of length of the baluster and drill holes for the dowel if required. Reinstall the baluster on top of the step. If your installation requires a double sided return, please contact your distributor or StareCasing to custom order the correct width.
What if the underlying stair treads have warping, bowing or cupping?
After removing the carpet, you may see warping, bowing or cupping in the existing stair treads. The StareCasing system can accommodate slight amounts of warping, but StareTreads should be test fitted first and should not be forced onto the existing tread. If there is excessive warping, bowing or cupping, sand the existing tread or use a filler material to create a flat, even surface prior to installing the StareTread.
How do I handle a spiral staircase or pie shape stairs?
The StareCasing System can also be used on spiral or pie shaped stairs. The standard width of a StareTread is 11 inches. If the widest end of the pie shaped stair is less than 11 inches, the standard StareTread can be marked and cut to fit. If the widest end is longer than 11 inches, a custom width can be ordered through StareCasing, or the overlay can be used in combination with landing material to cover the entire step.