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Old 02-24-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Question for you floor guys.

I have a 3 sided opening and need to install new bull nosing around the perimeter for my hardwood guy. Top step, side landing and then return. Its U shaped.

Should the pieces be glued and biscuted together? And should I use a grooved or tongued profile for flooring to marry into? I have only found square edged pieces.
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Question for you floor guys.

I have a 3 sided opening and need to install new bull nosing around the perimeter for my hardwood guy. Top step, side landing and then return. Its U shaped.

Should the pieces be glued and biscuted together? And should I use a grooved or tongued profile for flooring to marry into? I have only found square edged pieces.
Yes.

and about the square edged pieces?

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If the floor is consistently level around the opening, you can just nail it down and be done with it, but if its off even a hair, it's best to spline it. I suppose that biscuit doohickey would suffice.
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Yes.

and about the square edged pieces?

slot cutter router bit.

I build all my own stair nosings & use a 1/4" slot cutter with a bearing on top. All nosings get glued down as well. Floor should all be locked together so when something moves, it all moves together.
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Well I am going to picture frame the landing so I wanted join those corners with either pocket screws or biscuits. I decided biscuits. I also plan on making a tedious effort on getting them to lay fairly flat. I will back bevel the bottom edge reguardless so the floor butts up nice. My guy is going to use the landing as a starting point for this hallway so one side will get a spline and go in the other direction. I wasnt sure if the installer typically routes the slot or the groove on site.

I would think he who installs it would make the call.
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Biscuit doohickey always worked in my case and problem, go with it, it has very less chance of failure, though you may have to check out the ground leveling problem first.
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Let the floor guy take care of those. Don't forget to pay though
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I wasnt sure if the installer typically routes the slot or the groove on site.

The vast majority don't. Very few wood installers have a router on their truck.

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