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Old 02-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Engineered Wood On Stairs


Just laid in 1200 Sq ft of glue down engineered wood at this house. Stairs were originally going to be carpeted, but homeowner is requesting I put the same wood on the stairs. He has ordered some bullnose pieces for the noses of the runs, but I'm wondering if I have the right idea about the rises.

Planning to install filler material on each rise to pack out the area that the current tread nose hangs over, glue my flooring to the rises, then recreate the noses of the treads using the new bullnose pieces.

Does that work? I don't believe I've ever had to put hardwood or anything but carpet on a stairway.



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Old 02-15-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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Overlay bullnoses on treads look like crap and theyre a trip hazard. They also collect debris like crazy.

Why not just install real wood treads. They're like 36$ a piece. You bill for install and sand and finish. You can do the finishing with a 60$ palm sander. Prefinish them. Install and then buff and coat once in place. Color matched wax filler for nail holes.

If there isn't room for a 1/2 inch or 3/4 solid riser I use 1/4 veneered plywood in the appropriate material. Glue it up and a couple pins to hold it in place.

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I disagree that it looks like crap. Here is how it turned out

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I disagree that it looks like crap. Here is how it turned out

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Not bad, but the overlayed bullnose does look like crap.
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Not bad, but the overlayed bullnose does look like crap.
Yeah, it looks like crap. Good work, but visually ugly.

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At least lube it up before you shove it in, fellas.

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Glad it worked out for you, & work looks fine, but......

It really needs skirt boards. They needed to be done before the treads. The dark stain really makes it worse than if it were a lighter carpet.

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How in the world did they end up with a door swinging over the stair?!!!
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Glad it worked out for you, & work looks fine, but......

It really needs skirt boards. They needed to be done before the treads. The dark stain really makes it worse than if it were a lighter carpet.

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How in the world did they end up with a door swinging over the stair?!!!
That door is super dangerous, but they realize it. The house is full of evidence that the last owner THOUGHT himself to be quite the diy-guy.


I know what the logic was because it is a narrow hallway above the stairs, but it is super stupid.


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