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Old 10-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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Ugly steps - thoughts?

I have 2 steps that step up from my garage into the laundry room/mudroom (laundry going to be relocated) that enters the house. They are just some OSB steps that it looks like the builder put in and the previous owner left there. They look ugly, temporary, and out of place.

What should I do with them? Peel-&-stick, paint, replace with something else?

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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First of all, they need nosings.... 3/4" minimum to 1 1/4" max.

Then cover the ugly OSB with lino or stick-down vinyl tiles at minimum.


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Old 10-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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I'd wrap the riser with something like this:

I'd probably use a cheap 1x if you are going to just paint it.

Then I'd use something like this for the tread:

Again, I'd find a cheaper paint grade one so it can be painted.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
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Why not just tile them? dorf dude.
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Leave a big empty box near the stairs and pick it up each time you need to use the stairs. You;ll never even see the, Just be careful that you don't trip.
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they make a laminate tile, that goes down the same as laminate wood floors, you just put down an underlayment and snap the tile into place (it floats), Then you grout between with the grout especially for the laminate tile. Is inexpensive and sold at most home improvement stores.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:57 AM   #8
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If they were mine I would take the wood up and pour some stained or stamped concrete for steps.


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