Young Manufacturing says its Young Moisture Compensating Return Treads solve the problem of separation caused by moisture resulting in gapped miters. Treads are exposed to changes in climate during the distribution and construction process, says the company, and even a trace of moisture can cause separation between the return and tread. Young’s tongue and groove construction allows the tread to expand and contract by sliding along the groove instead of separating from the return. In addition, the company says a fastening-and-adhesion-design also serves to resist joint gaps. Treads are solid hardwood construction, edge-glued, kiln dried, tread staves are hand matched for color. They are surfaced on three sides, nosed on one edge and sanded on the face. The Moisture Compensating Return Treads are available in thicknesses of 1” and ¾” and in widths of 11 ½” and 10 ½” in lengths of 36”, 42”, 54”, 60” and 72”. They are available in Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Poplar, Hickory and Brazilian Cherry.
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