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Builders are choosing Norbord SteadiTred® panels to construct high-quality stair systems for residential and commercial buildings. With a greater spanning capability than competitively-priced composite materials and more dimensional stability than solid-sawn lumber, SteadiTred is a desirable, cost-effective choice. With Norbord SteadiTred, you can rely on consistent flatness and straightness, panel after panel which makes your job easier and faster.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Sturdy and moisture tolerant, no need for temporary stairs
  • Eliminate warping, cupping, and sagging
  • Pre-sized in popular lengths and widths for faster construction
  • Available with bullnose or square edge
  • APA quality assured and Sturd-I-Floor® grade
  • SteadiTred also meets or exceeds product standards and building code requirements, including Product Standard PS 2
  • No added Urea Formaldehyde, CARB exempt.
  • The treads are suitable 
for spans of up to 45 inches in closed-riser stair-system assemblies
  • Standard dimensions are available 10 1/4 – 12 inches wide, 1-inch-thick and 12 feet long. Alternative widths and lengths available – conditions may apply
  • Packages contain 60 pieces per unit
  • Sizes / Lengths:
    Standard dimensions are available 10 1/4 – 12 inches wide and 12 feet long
  • Thickness:
    1-inch-thick
  • Edge Seal Color:
    Turquoise
  • Warranty:
    25 Year Limited Warranty
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  • Product Documents

    SteadiTread White Paper | pdf - 413.91 KB

    SteadiTred Brochure | pdf - 371.46 KB

    SteadiTred Product Sheet | pdf - 2.45 MB

    SteadiTred Warranty | pdf - 169.57 KB

    U450F – Storage and Handling of APA Trademarked Panels | pdf - 745.32 KB

  • Care and Handling

    Norbord SteadiTred stair tread panels are carefully packaged to stay free from moisture and contaminants during storage and shipping in order to arrive in the same optimal condition as they left the mill. Once the panels arrive at their destination, the following procedures are recommended:

    • Keep panels in units until installation.
    • Store indoors or under cover whenever possible.
    • If stored outdoors, set bundles on a flat base above ground and cover with plastic wrap or tarp, ensuring adequate air circulation.
    • Avoid extended exposure to moisture.
    • Acclimatize panels for a period of 24 hours. (Time may vary with climatic conditions at the job site.)
    • Cut banding during storage to avoid edge damage. Avoid dropping panels on edges or corners.
    • Protect bundles from forklift damage.
  • Dimensions and Packaging

    • Standard dimensions are available 10 1/4 – 12 inches wide, 1-inch-thick and 12 feet long.
    • Alternative widths and lengths available – conditions apply.
    • Packages contain 60 pieces per unit.
    • Panels are available bull-nosed or square-edged.
  • FAQ

    1. What are SteadiTred® made of?
    2. Are SteadiTreds easy to work with?
    3. What quality controls are there?
    4. Why should I use SteadiTred?
    5. What should be used for the stair risers?
    6. Does it come with a warranty?

    What are SteadiTred® made of?

    Norbord SteadiTred are made from specially formulated OSB and are precision cut to the ideal tread depths.
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    Are SteadiTreds easy to work with?

    They are very easy to work with and no special tools are required to install them.
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    What quality controls are there?

    SteadiTred is produced to meet or exceed PS2 standards and carries the APA (The Engineered Wood Association) grade stamp to ensure that quality is built into every tread.
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    Why should I use SteadiTred?

    There are many reasons to use SteadiTred:

    • Consistent quality from one tread to the next
    • Produced to withstand weather during construction and provide a long service life
    • SteadiTreds can be used from the start of construction rather than building and removing temporary stairs using dimension lumber
    • Comes with either a bull-nosed front edge or square edge
    • Easy to work with and requires no special tools for installation

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    What should be used for the stair risers?

    We recommend 19/32 OSB sheathing for the stair risers.
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    Does it come with a warranty?

    SteadiTred is backed by a 25-year limited warranty.
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  • Installation

    Glue is recommended to improve stiffness of connections and to eliminate squeaks. Apply a construction adhesive meeting APA Performance Specifications AFG-01 or ASTM D3498 to all joints, with particular attention to the connection at the back riser. Regardless of where glue is used, nail all edges of treads (as indicated in diagram). Detail A is the simplest system, but Detail B is referred since it eliminates end-grain nailing at the back riser.

    To prevent excessive wear, bull-nosed treads should be covered by a finish flooring material, such as carpet and pad. Additional application guidelines may be appropriate for special installation finishes, including resilient flooring and ceramic tiles. Follow manufacturer recommendations.

    Always follow the local building code or designer’s specification for installation requirements.

    Drawing and copy from the JLC February 2016 Magazine issue.