USA: Stair Treads: Manufacturers
ABOUT STAIR TREADS
Stair treads are the horizontal element of a staircase. They may form the structure of the step, for example when they are formed from steel for fiberglass for an external staircase, or when they are made of wood for an internal staircase. Alternatively a stair tread may be applied to the step, to provide a decorative finish or anti-slip surface. A common material for an applied stair tread is rubber. Other materials for stair treads include vinyl and wood. Special non slip stair treads are available for applications where safety is an important consideration.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The leading manufacturers selected by Abacus Construction Index, which are described below, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colours and materials, and care and maintenance.
Armstrong. Armstrong Flooring supplies a range of rubber stair treads, suitable for commercial and industrial applications. They are made from a vulcanized composition of rubber binder, reinforcing fillers, and pigments. The treads are offered with gently raised disks or squares to provide better grip. The slip-resistant surface resists scuffing, gouging, and cigarette burns. Treads designed for the visually impaired can be supplied. The rubber treads are available in a choice of six colors: Jet Black, Graphite Grey, Mid Gray, Fresh Taupe, Turtledove, and Light Gray. Armstrong Floor Products produces a wide range of flooring including resilient sheet and tile, hardwood, laminates, and linoleum. It is part of Armstrong World Industries, which is a global manufacturer of flooring, ceilings, and cabinets. It has sales of over $3 billion, with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. It operates 37 plants in nine countries.
McNichols. McNichols, of Tampa, Florida, manufactures a wide range of metal and plastic perforated products, including stair treads. It supplies five ranges of treads: Plank Treads, Bar Treads, Molded Treads, Pultruded Treads, and Expanded Treads. Plank Treads include: Extruded, Diamond, Large Diamond, Slotted, Large Hole, and Small Hole. Molded Fiberglass Treads are suited to environments where high corrosion resistance and slip resistance are needed. They are available in Gray, Green, Yellow, and Orange finishes. The McNichols company was founded in 1952, on Christian principles, by the late Robert McNichols. He had returned to the USA after the Second World War as the sole survivor of a US bomber shot down over Berlin. In addition to treads for stairs, McNichols supplies a wide range of 'hole products' including: Perforated Metal, Gratings, Metal Flooring, Wire Mesh, Expanded Mesh, Ladder Rungs, Handrail Components, and Trench Drain.
Tom's Quality Millwork. Tom's Quality Millwork, situated in Ashford Wisconsin, is a family owned and run manufacturer of hardwoods founded in 1985. Beginning with a 2,000 square foot facility, the plant has now expanded to over 300,000 square foot. In addition to stair treads, the product range includes surfaced four sides lumber, moldings, wainscoting, beadboard, jambs, and stair parts. Available timbers include oak, maple, and poplar. Tom's Quality Millwork stair treads and other stair parts are produced from premium quality northern red oak, giving an attractive color, clear grain, and smooth surface.
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