The tread is the part of the step which is trodden on while climbing or descending the staircase. The tread and the riser together make one step; a series of treads and risers connected by a string and railing make a flight of stairs.
Winder treads for stairs are intended for use on staircases that include winder steps. These are the triangular step that is narrower on one side than the other. They are used as an alternative to a landing to change the direction of a staircase. These treads are to be used with winder risers.
A staircase which uses a sequence of winders can form circular, curved, winder or spiral staircases, so you can create a staircase that suits exact specifications. A typical winder if formed with three steps and makes a right angled turn to the left or right. We supply pre-made winder treads in planks an inside winder angle of 30-degrees.
These winder treads are produced in a selection of timbers. Economical materials such as whitewood and pine are ideal is the stairs will be carpeted as there will be no need for the timber to show. However, if you are leaving the treads visible you may want to consider using a higher quality of wood, such as hemlock or oak, and giving the pieces a finish that will highlight the natural beauty of the wood.