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freddyream 12-04-2013 11:17 PM

Covering concrete steps
 
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Hello everyone, I've done a ton of research and I think I've just completely confused myself even more. I have a living room that was once the garage. I just replaced the old carpet with laminate. I'm to the steps now, and they are concrete. What would be the best way to redo these steps? Tile? Wooden treads and risers? I need some advice from the pros. Thank you for any advice you may have.

joecaption 12-05-2013 07:59 AM

Little late now, but the way I would have done it is demo the old steps and build new wooden ones.
There not even legal with that short step at the top forming a trip hazard and what looks like three different riser heights.

Canarywood1 12-05-2013 05:30 PM

You can increase the height of both tread's to eliminate the trip hazard that Joe mentioned,then face off the rest.

one cut 12-06-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 1275129)
You can increase the height of both tread's to eliminate the trip hazard that Joe mentioned,then face off the rest.

I don't think it works that way.

rusty baker 12-06-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by one cut (Post 1275484)
I don't think it works that way.

Why not. Do you think that codes will come into the posters house and look around?:whistling2:

Canarywood1 12-06-2013 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by one cut (Post 1275484)
I don't think it works that way.



Care to tell us why not???


If you have another solution,let us in on it.

one cut 12-06-2013 11:16 PM

If you raise the top stair up to eliminate the tiny step. And you raise the first step the same amount, then you now have a first step that is too tall. The correct solution is to either ignore it or tear it out and re-do.

Canarywood1 12-07-2013 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by one cut (Post 1275605)
If you raise the top stair up to eliminate the tiny step. And you raise the first step the same amount, then you now have a first step that is too tall. The correct solution is to either ignore it or tear it out and re-do.



You don't raise the first step to offset the trip hazard,divide the height by two and raise each step by that amount,then both steps are equal,and the small step is flush with the second step.

one cut 12-07-2013 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 1275720)
You don't raise the first step to offset the trip hazard,divide the height by two and raise each step by that amount,then both steps are equal,and the small step is flush with the second step.

I'll have to bow out of this one. I am confused by your description. Can anyone confirm that this makes sense.

Canarywood1 12-07-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by one cut (Post 1275723)
I'll have to bow out of this one. I am confused by your description. Can anyone confirm that this makes sense.


Sorry my mistake,should have said add half the height of trip hazard to bottom step and full height to top step.

one cut 12-08-2013 01:12 AM

I don't want to sound rude but i still don't get it. Now your upper riser is taller than the lower one.

rusty baker 12-08-2013 10:55 AM

Measure from the top to the bottom, split the difference and build a set of steps over those. Or just cover what you have, people get used to what they have.

Gymschu 12-08-2013 11:34 AM

Sure would have been easier to do the steps first before installing the new floor.

alexjoe 12-13-2013 12:53 PM

It would be more appropriate.

alexjoe 12-13-2013 12:53 PM

I agree with you. It would be more appropriate.


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