NuStair Blog

NuStair was designed as an altogether better method for replacing a staircase, and it is – including the price point! Although devising a less expensive stair replacement system was not our primary goal, it has been one of the most popular aspects of our product. So how is this American-made, lifetime structural warrantied, select or better grade product LESS expensive than the competition? Two big reasons:  Two Reasons NuStair Is The Most Affordable Hardwood Staircase Replacement System: We Eliminate the Material Costs of Replacing or Altering the Existing Substrate or Staircase  Traditional staircase replacement involves pulling up the carpet, padding,…

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Fall & Winter Stair Care

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Fall is upon us with the promise of a long winter ahead. This brings with it a whole new set of challenges and considerations regarding caring for your newly remodeled hardwood staircase and keeping it looking as new as the day you installed it! The snow and rain that makes this time of year so magical outside can also make it a soggy puddle inside. If left unattended, excess water can warp wood. (If you have hardwood flowing, this can also cause gapping between boards.) Dry leaves, winter precipitation and salt that get tracked into the house add up to…

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How Much Are Your Stairs Worth?

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“A survey by the National Wood Flooring Association asked real estate agents about the impact of hardwood floors on homebuyers. Of the realtors interviewed, 82 percent said that homes with hardwood floors sold faster and often for more money. Hardwoods are easier than ever to care for and are a smart investment in your biggest asset: your home.” Continue reading The NuStair hardwood stair treads are a great, affordable way to help increase the value of your home. Along with the floors, the stairs in a home make a crucial first impression on prospective buyers. Carpet is steadily decreasing in…

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You may have heard about the new Adjustable Balusters by NuStair? Is so, you know they are the latest revolution in DIY staircase remodeling. Our adjustable balusters come in both iron and wood and fit almost any staircase! To get an idea of how simple to install and how elegant these new adjustable balusters really are, we made a new video to illustrate! Enjoy! Baluster Installation Instructions: Tools Needed: Pencil, tape measure, hack saw, power drill, allen wrench Begin by removing your old balusters. Carefully remove any nails or debris. Position baluster and mark the top and bottom. Measure .5″…

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Healthy Stairs?

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It might sound like a stretch to say NuStair is healthy… but actually it is! Especially to homeowners with allergies, sensitive immune systems or older homes. Over the years, carpets accumulate pounds of dust mites, dirt, pesticides, and other toxins brought into your home. Every time you take a step on these carpets, the hazardous chemicals and allergens are released into the air for us to breathe in. Not only are old carpets harmful, but new carpets can be even more hazardous to your health! According to AMuchBetterWay.com, “Many people love their indoor carpeting and look forward to having brand…

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Save Money: DIY

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We know we are preaching to the choir here, but DIY home improvement projects can save you hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars over hiring a contractor. Seriously! “With their household budgets stretched thin by job losses and the slowing economy, many consumers are looking for ways to save. To cut the cost of repair and improvement projects, more and more people are picking up a screwdriver and joining the ranks of do-it-yourselfers. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Web site RemodelOrMove.com says in its remodeling forecast for spring that 67 percent of homeowners who are considering home-improvement projects plan to do some…

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Skip the Dump Run – Save the Trees!

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Here at NuStair we are all about SAVING! And we are not just talking about saving time, money and energy… We’re saving trees! Waste Lumber, Waste Money, Waste Time Picture this: You’re tired of staring at that dirty, old carpet on your stairs every time you walk in the door. You hire a professional contractor to take on the project, and the contractor comes in and quotes you a price to replace your entire staircase from the frame up. You’ll have sawdust in every nook and cranny of your house and you won’t have access to your second floor until…

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3 Reasons the NuScribe Will Be Your Best Friend

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One of the questions we receive often from DIYers looking into remodeling their old staircase with the NuStair system is “Why should I buy the NuScribe?” NuStair was design to save time and money without sacrificing on the quality of your finished staircase, so why would we market an additional one-time-use tool just for this project? The answer is simple, we wouldn’t unless it made a HUGE difference! Today I’m going to give you 3 reasons the NuScribe will  be your best friend through this project. Reason #1: NuScribe will prevent gapping Even though NuStair saves hundreds, often thousands of…

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Introducing the NuStair Blog

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2013 was a breakthrough year for NuStair and we wouldn’t have made it this far without you, our loyal customers.  We understand that most of you are homeowners who have made the hard journey to achieve that goal.  As such, you have skin in the game and are fully aware of the dangers of remodeling and contractors. I can relate to being anxious about turning you largest investment over to anyone who may harm it. The purpose of this will be blog to delve into some of the questions we hear most often, open a dialogue for DIYers and contractors alike…

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