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Miter Return Stair Treads

Scotia Stairs Limited stocks and custom manufactures a wide selection of Miter Return Stair Treads in many hardwood types. We can install a miter return on the left hand or right hand side of hardwood stair treads for a single return, or on both sides for a double return.
>>> For information on sizing for single miter return hardwood stair treads click here the “+” sign below, next to Single Miter Return Stairs ( Left Miter -or- Right Miter ).

We custom manufacture double miter return stair treads using many hardwood types. For double miter returns we install both left hand and right side miter returns on the same hardwood stair tread. Let us know your required size and we can custom size the treads to fit your specific stairs case needs.
>>> For information on sizing for double miter return hardwood stair treads click here the “+” sign below, next to Double Miter Return Stair Treads ( Left Miter Installed -&- Right Miter Installed ).

Pro Tip

Scotia Stairs sales professionals recommend that you read through our DIY pages before starting your stair project, and review our information below relating to single and double miter stair treads. This important information on sizing, how a miter return is installed, and how to properly tell which side is mitered on a single miter stair tread ( as well as how our product codes work ) will help you plan and order the correct products.

Understanding Which Side Of The Stair Tread Is Mitered:

The biggest rule of thumb is to always view the staircase looking from the bottom up. So if your handrail is on the right hand side (looking from the landing or first stair tread up the staircase) then have a right hand open staircase. Thus, you need right miter stair treads!

Understanding The Sizing Of Single Miter Return Stair Treads:

It is very important to know that a installed miter return takes 1-1/2 inches away from the total length of the stair tread. A proper installed miter return is done by 45 degree cutting the stair treads front side edge that is needed to have the installed miter ( thus, the front bullnose itself is 100% untouched ). For Example: the fitting size of a 42 inch miter return tread is actually 40-1/2 inches. This means that if you want the tread to fit a opening of 41 inches or longer then you will have to buy a 48 inch miter return tread and then simply cut it down to the proper fitting size.

Understanding Our Single Miter Return Stair Tread Product Codes:

Single miter treads will either have a left miter return end installed or a right miter return end installed. The left hand miter stair treads are indicated by having the ‘LM’ in their product codes listed below. The right hand miter stair treads are indicated by having the ‘RM’ in their product codes listed below. Note: the left hand miter return stair treads are listed first in the below product list.

Q: When Do You Need Double Miter Return Stair Treads ?

A: You need double miter return installed on your stair treads when your staircase has a handrail system running up both sides of the stairs.

Understanding The Sizing Of Double Miter Return Stair Treads:

The best way for sizing a double miter return stair tread is to give the stair company the true inside measurement. This is the size between the two installed miter return ends. What this means is that if you want the tread to fit a opening of 47 inches then you will have to buy a 54 inch tread and have it cut down 50 inches and then have each miter end installed. Thus the total tread size is 50 inches, as the tread loses 1-1/2 inches per installed miter end. You can order double miter return stair treads based on the total length… but note that if you order 48 inch double miter return stair treads, they will have a true inside fitting size of 45 inches.

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