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Old 01-08-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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I'm planning on ripping up the carpet on our stair case and refinishing the stairs. My question is how should I go about making the top look? The stairs will be hardwood and the upstairs is all carpeted. Can anyone snap a few pics of what they setup looks like in this scenario to give me a few ideas? If so, that would be greatly appreciated!

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Generally a piece of the stair tread is ripped down to about 4"-5" and laid as a bull nose /top step for the floor.The back of the bull nose get tackless for the carpet.

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Generally a piece of the stair tread is ripped down to about 4"-5" and laid as a bull nose /top step for the floor.The back of the bull nose get tackless for the carpet.
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so does the tackless actually go on the back of the tread, or on the floor right behind it?
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On the sub floor behind it,so the carpet butts against the back of the tread so you can't trip on it.
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