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It’s surprising how much of an impact your stairs can have on the look of your home and they can be used as a real feature. When you choose timber stairs for your Melbourne home, you get the best of both worlds – functional stairs which also have a striking aesthetic appeal. One of the best things about choosing timber stairs over other materials is that maintenance is easy. Let’s look at what it takes to keep your staircase looking its best. 

Daily maintenance

Luckily, there’s not much to it when it comes to day to day maintenance of your timber stairs. A quick sweep each day is the best way to prevent dirt and debris from taking hold and a microfiber broom makes the job easy. One every week or two, you can use a damp mop with specialist timber cleaning solution to give a more thorough clean. Other than that, all you need to do is clean up any water spills to avoid damage and slips! 

Prevent damage

Prevention is the key when it comes to keeping your timber stairs looking their best and there are a few steps you can take to prevent damage from building up. Stairs are exposed to heavy use (after all, how else will you get upstairs?) so putting a mat or piece of carpet at the foot of the stairs can prevent dirt and grit from scratching the timber. You can also get family members to take off their shoes at the foot of the stairs – bare foot are gentle on the timber! 

Sand and polish

Even if you take extra care of your timber staircase, it’s a high traffic area and over the years damage will inevitably build up. While some scratches and marks just add character to timber, there will come a point where your stairs will start to look a little shabby. Luckily, a great benefit of timber is that it can be sanded back and polished to restore it to its original beauty. Sanding and polishing not only gets rid of damage, it also gives you the chance to change the look of your stairs with a new stain or finish. You’ll just need to check with your flooring expert that there’s enough thickness in your timber to go ahead with this process. 

Here at Kustom Timber, we can help transform your stairs into something truly unique. Whether you want a classic aesthetic or prefer a design with a modern feel, our team will be able to provide you with functional stairs which fit with the rest of your home. We can also sand and polish your existing timber stairs for a whole new look.

For our beautiful range of engineered timber flooring and stairs, contact Kustom Timber today on (03) 8609 6027 or visit our showroom.