Plugging holes on stair treads

Q: I’m installing oak treads on a previously carpeted stairway (3 stairs). Is it the unforgivable sin to screw these down, countersink and plug holes? I’m afraid finishing nails will lift over time.

Obviously, I won’t forget the glue.

A: Unforgivable? Nah! Especially if you stain the treads, you would barely even notice the plugs, especially if they are small. You can buy your own cutter if you like.