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Old 12-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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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.

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You can increase the height of both tread's to eliminate the trip hazard that Joe mentioned,then face off the rest.
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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.
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I don't think it works that way.
Why not. Do you think that codes will come into the posters house and look around?
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I don't think it works that way.


Care to tell us why not???


If you have another solution,let us in on it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I don't want to sound rude but i still don't get it. Now your upper riser is taller than the lower one.
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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.
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Sure would have been easier to do the steps first before installing the new floor.
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It would be more appropriate.
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I agree with you. It would be more appropriate.

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