NuStair: Stair Cap Installation

Easy Installation with prefinished stair treads and stair risers to choose from. One-piece nosing and scotia mold construction to reduce labor time by at least 50 – 70%! NuStair stair treads are offered in 36″, 42″, 48″, 60″, 70″ and 72″ to perfectly match your set of stairs!

Just start at the last step of the old process. There is no need to remove the old staircase, no need to plunge cut into the substrate nosing, no need to patch & putty the mortise holes and no objection for cutting the original stair frame.

How to Install NuStair Stair Caps Step-by-Step:

  1. Trim all stair parts to size.
  2. Install 1st prefinished stair tread – full coverage using a urethane base adhesive .
  3. Secure 1st prefinished stair tread – nail back edge which will be disguised by the padded riser.
  4. Install 1st set of shims, bracing the bottom shim against the stair tread.
  5. Install the 1st riser with the cut edge up and the factory edge against the stair tread.
  6. Trim the top stair tread to match up to the carpet.
  7. Continue until the transformation is complete.

NuStair Stair Retread Installation Video:

*For a complete list of definitions for the stair remodeling terms used above, see our Stair Remodeling Glossary.

How to Install NuStair on an Open Sided Staircase with Adjustable Iron Balusters:

  1. Remove carpet from stairs (if installed)
  2. Cut tread ends flush to outside wall
  3. Remove existing newel post
  4. Apply shims and first riser. Riser should be flush with existing tread nosing.
  5. Nail along top of riser where next tread will cover. Apply minimal nails along bottom.
  6. Apply NON water based adhesive to existing tread and install first NuStair tread.
  7. Nail along back edge so that next riser covers nail holes.
  8. Install new newel post and attach to handrail.
  9. You can now remove current balusters.
  10. Install second riser and Nustair tread.
  11. Continue until all treads are installed.
  12. Install stair brackets to cover gaps between new and old risers.
  13. Install top adjustable shoes. These should cover any existing holes.
  14. Cut and install balusters with bottom shoes.

Open Sided NuStair Installation with Adjustable Iron Balusters:

*For a complete list of definitions for the stair remodeling terms used above, see our Stair Remodeling Glossary.

How to Install NuStair on an Open Sided Staircase with Adjustable Wood Balusters:

  1. Remove carpet from stairs (if installed)
  2. Cut tread ends flush to outside wall
  3. Remove existing newel post
  4. Apply shims and first riser. Riser should be flush with existing tread nosing.
  5. Nail along top of riser where next tread will cover. Apply minimal nails along bottom.
  6. Apply NON water based adhesive to existing tread and install first NuStair tread.
  7. Nail along back edge so that next riser covers nail holes.
  8. Install new newel post and attach to handrail.
  9. You can now remove current balusters.
  10. Install second riser and Nustair tread.
  11. Continue until all treads are installed.
  12. Install stair brackets to cover gaps between new and old risers.
  13. Mark and drill bottom holes for new adjustable balusters.
  14. Measure and mark top of adjustable balusters for cutting.
  15. Slide adjustable sleeve up to bottom of handrail and nail into place.
  16. Install remaining balusters until complete.

Open Sided NuStair Installation with Adjustable Wood Balusters:

*For a complete list of definitions for the stair remodeling terms used above, see our Stair Remodeling Glossary.

Hire a NuStair Installation Expert:

Let NuStair remodel your stairs for you! NuStair is American made by The Ideal Stair Parts Company. Ideal has been in business for over 20 years as one the the largest Stair Parts Companies in the U.S. and Canada. Chances are we know an expert staircase remodeler in your area. Call Steve at 717-495-4132 (9am to 5pm EST) or select “I need to find someone in my area to install NuStair” on your Quote/Order Request Form.