Considering Choosing Engineered Timber Flooring and Stair Nosing in Your Home?

Engineered timber flooring, with its rich warmth and durability, is becoming increasingly popular in Australian homes. Particularly now, with engineered timber stair nosing. Engineered timber flooring is made from a real timber veneer bonded to layers of stabilised wood products such as plywood. The end result is great-looking flooring which is more cost-effective and more stable from fluctuations in temperature and humidity than solid wood flooring.

Combined with engineered timber stair nosing, homeowners and businesses can enjoy the benefits of this flooring type, with a seamless transition between floors.

Engineered Timber Flooring On Stairs

Can Engineered Timber Flooring be Used on Stairs?

One of the advantages of engineered timber flooring is that it can be easily be used on stairs to create a harmonious transition from the floor to the top of the stairs. Some of the benefits of using engineered timber flooring for stairs include:

  • it provides the look and feel of solid wood, adding warmth and character to the stairs.
  • it is structurally stable and can withstand wear and tear better than many other types of flooring.
  • Using it both on floors and stairs ensures a seamless, consistent look throughout the home.
  • it comes in a variety of species, colours, and finishes, allowing homeowners to customise their stairs to their preferences.

What is Engineered Timber Stair Nosing?

Engineered timber stair nosing is a specially designed component used to enhance the aesthetic appeal of staircases fitted with engineered timber flooring. 

Similar to the flooring, engineered timber stair nosing offers a great alternative to traditional hardwood as it is less prone to expansion and contraction issues, thanks to the stability of the engineered floorboard substrate.

How Does Holzbau Engineered Timber Stair Nosing Work?

Holzbau Industries’ engineered timber stair nosing is created by transforming existing engineered flooring products, providing a product-matched finish to your staircase. 

Because it’s converted from engineered timber flooring product, the stair nosing can lock together with additional floorboards, creating a non-structural overlay for the existing stairs. 

Setting Holzbau Industries apart from other stair nosing suppliers is the design-registered Arrowhead® corner protection solution. This unique feature, made from aluminium, is inserted into the engineered timber stair nosing for added durability and corner protection. These anodised profiles not only provide superior corner protection but also add a high-end designer finish to staircases. They’re exclusively available from Holzbau Industries and come in various anodised matte finishes, including plain (silver), black, champagne and gold.

Engineered timber stair nosing diagram

Advantages of Engineered Timber Stair Nosing

Similar to other stair nosing types, like laminate stair nosing, hybrid stair nosing, and vinyl stair nosing, engineered timber stair nosing carries a host of benefits making it a great choice for any home or commercial space.

By choosing engineered timber stair flooring for their stairs and nosing to match, homeowners and businesses are investing in a product that delivers in terms of aesthetics, safety, durability, and more, all while being a cost-effective and sustainable solution.


Engineered timber stair nosing provides a seamless look between the floor and the stairs. Because the nosing is made from the same engineered timber material as the flooring, it ensures a perfect match in terms of colour, texture, and feel. 


While engineered timber stair nosings are a non-structural decorative overlay, when installed by a flooring professional adhering to the stair nosing requirements in Australia and regulatory bodies like ABCB, the combination of Arrowhead® and engineered timber stair nosing can help improve the safety of stairs in your home or commercial space.


Engineered timber is structurally stable and can withstand wear and tear better than many other flooring materials. 

The inclusion of Holzbau’s Arrowhead® Aluminium Nosing Insert goes a step further. It prevents chipping, cracking, and other forms of damage that the leading edge of the stair nosing may experience due to foot traffic and every day wear.

Ease of Installation

Transformed from the same materials as the flooring, engineered timber stair nosing is designed for easy installation. It locks together with engineered timber flooring on stairs, creating a non-structural overlay. The process is as straightforward as installing the floor itself, making it a time-efficient solution.


Despite providing the same great look and feel of solid timber, engineered timber stair nosing is often more affordable. This cost-effectiveness extends to maintenance as well, with engineered timber often requiring less upkeep compared to traditional hardwood.

Engineered timber uses less slow-growing hardwoods compared to solid timber, making it not only more economical but more sustainable too.

Care and Maintenance for Engineered Timber Stair Nosing

Caring for timber flooring and stair nosing is fairly straightforward and easy, meaning the visual appeal of your flooring and stairs can last for years to come. Here are some basic ways to care for your engineered timber:

Engineered Timber Staircase
Engineered Timber Flooring Stair Nosing

Spot Cleaning

Spills should be cleaned as soon as you can to prevent stains and water damage. Use a dry, absorbent cloth to blot the spill and avoid rubbing. 

When cleaning, avoid using excessive water, harsh cleaning agents, abrasive cleaners, or cleaners with a wax or oil base. Instead, opt for a pH-neutral floor cleaner.

Regular Cleaning

For more regular cleaning, you can sweep or vacuum your engineered timber floors and stairs to remove dust and debris. Be sure to use a soft-bristle broom or a vacuum without a beater bar to prevent scratches.

Protection from Scratches

Protection from scratches is a must with any timber flooring product. Some easy ways to ensure your flooring remains scratch-free include: using protective pads under furniture, avoiding dragging heavy objects, and avoiding sharp-heeled footwear. 

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Long-term exposure to intense sunlight can cause discolouration. If your staircase is open to the bright sun through windows, blinds, curtains or other window treatments can help limit exposure.

Following these care and cleaning tips will help maintain the beauty and durability of your engineered timber flooring and stair nosing, ensuring they remain a standout feature of your home for years to come.

Considering Engineered Timber Stair Nosing for Your Space?

Whether you’re choosing for your home or business, engineered timber might be the right choice for you. Combined with engineered timber stair nosing, it offers a stylish, durable, and practical solution. 

If you are a flooring industry specialist and would like to find out about working with us for your engineered timber stair nosing requirements please reach out and contact us. Or, if you’re looking to use engineered timber flooring on your stairs with product-matched engineered timber stair nosing, find a supplier who we work with or encourage your local flooring specialist to contact us.