Stair Parts

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Treads

 

Standard Treads

Square Nose Tread

Return Treads

Floating Tread 

Loose Returns

Retro Tread

Starting Step

Newels

Stain Grade Box Newels

Primed Box Newels

 

Balusters

Iron Balusters

Handrails

Wood Balusters

 
 

Handrail Options

Plowed Handrail

Bending Handrail

Fittings

 

Cable Railing

 
 

Stair Parts Terminology

Balusters

The vertical posts which support the railing of the staircase. The term “balustrade” refers to the baluster and rail system.

 

Cove Molding

A decorative strip which attaches to the underside of the stair tread nosing, covering the joint between the tread and the riser.

 

Fillet

Strips which fill the plow between balusters on plowed handrail and shoerail.

 

Fittings

The stair parts used to forma smooth transition when the handrail changes height or direction. For example, to start a balustrade you may use a volute, turnout, starting easing; at a landing you may use a gooseneck.

 

Handrails

The horizontal or rake member of a balustrade system. It sits on top of the balusters and is supported by newel posts.

 

Newels

The major support posts for the balustrade system. Larger and heavier than the balusters, newels are located at the bottom and top of a staircase and at turns and critical support areas of balcony rails.

 

Nosing

The portion of a tread or landing tread which protrudes beyond the face of the riser.

 

Rake

The slope or angle of a staircase.

 

Risers

The vertical component of a stair which supports the treads.

 

Shoerail

A piece running along the floor which is plowed for the insertion of balusters and fillets.

 

Starting Step

The first tread and riser at the bottom of a staircase.

 

Treads

The horizontal portion of the staircase upon which you walk.