I'm looking to install false stair treads and risers on my basement stairs. Generally, we're talking about a kit like this:
Which is installed with adhesive and finishing nails like this:
The project itself looks fairly straightforward, but I have an issue with product choice.
One product is MDF (IKEA Board) with 3/16 oak laminate on the tread surface, and the usual paper thin layer on the risers.
The other is plywood, with a similar laminate layer.
The price difference is pretty much a wash, so there's no clear advantage either way on that front.
Is there any reason I should choose the MDF over plywood or vice versa?