Do I need a skirt board on stairs?
Regarding this, what is a skirt board on stairs?
The skirt is basically a piece of trim used to cover the structural section of the stairs. Stair brack- ets and other ornamental attachments can also be added for aesthetic appeal. A skirt board is installed to the finished wall (sheet rock, paneling, etc.) once the open side of the stair has been finished.
Likewise, what to use to fill gaps in stairs? The easiest and most used product to fill each gap would be a latex caulking. A cartridge (or tube) is placed in a caulking gun and applied in a continuous bead along the gap. Once the gap is covered press it into the gap with a putty knife. This will also flatten the caulking so that it conforms with the flat wall.
Then, what wood is used for stair skirts?
Place the 1/2-by-10-inch piece of hardwood from which you'll make the skirtboard diagonally along the wall, with the bottom of the hardwood touching the nose of each tread as it descends the steps. The piece of hardwood should be at least 12 inches longer than the length of the steps, if possible.
How do you cut and install stair skirts?
How to Cut & Install Stair Skirts
- Lay a staircase stringer onto a length of 1-by-12-inch lumber, which becomes one of your star skirts.
- Hold the skirt board against the wall in the same position it will be mounted.
- Attach the stringers to the rim joist at the staircase's top end and to the kickboard at the bottom end.