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Old 03-10-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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I am ripping out the carpet on my stairs and replacing it with wood. I am tearing out the existing 3/4 " plywood treads and replacing it with 3/4 inch Pine treads that we are staining. So far, it looks good and seems solid, but I have a question about a landing we have halfway up the stairs.

I want to put hardwood on the landing also, but I can't quite figure it out. It also has 3/4" plywood down under the carpet, but if I put the hardwood down on top if it, wouldn't that make the top step 3/4" too high? Surely I don't pull out the 3/4" plywood before putting down the hardwood planks. Is it within code to have one step 3/4" taller than the others?

Any suggestions on what I am supposed to do from here?

Thanks in advance.

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It will make the landing step 3/4" too high from below and the next step going up will be 3/4" too low.
That is not within code.

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That's what I thought. Any suggestions on what to do now?
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And 3/4 is to thin for a tread.
They needed to be a full 1" thick. Yes it makes a big difference.
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That's my bad...I just assumed they were 3/4. I just measured and they are 1" thick treads.
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you should of left the plywood there and put these on instead
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You could cut or plane down the floor joists but you will run into the same problem at the top of the steps too unless you are leaving the carpet.
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Does the stair turn at a landing and then continue back up?
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I am ripping out the carpet on my stairs and replacing it with wood. I am tearing out the existing 3/4 " plywood treads and replacing it with 3/4 inch Pine treads that we are staining. So far, it looks good and seems solid, but I have a question about a landing we have halfway up the stairs.

I want to put hardwood on the landing also, but I can't quite figure it out. It also has 3/4" plywood down under the carpet, but if I put the hardwood down on top if it, wouldn't that make the top step 3/4" too high? Surely I don't pull out the 3/4" plywood before putting down the hardwood planks. Is it within code to have one step 3/4" taller than the others?

Any suggestions on what I am supposed to do from here?

Thanks in advance.
Ayuh,.... Not that it really matters,...'But,...
Pine is Not hardwood in any way shape or form,....
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Suppose to be...
When the landing and stringers where installed, the tread thickness was accounted for.

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