Hardwood Install With Stair Nosing-where To Start? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hardwood install with stair nosing-where to start?


I'm installing about 500sqft of T&G oak flooring with a stair nosing for where the stairs begin. Should I start the flooring off the the stair nosing or start it in the main room and cut the nosing to fit. I think I could cut new T&Gs in the nosing, but is it a problem if I just butt it with glue and face nailing. I should also be able to get under the subfloor to screw it if that's needed.

Thanks,

Mike

Advertisement

blk94f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hardwood install with stair nosing-where to start?


When I installed my livingroom, this is what I did and it worked fine.Ideally you want to start you hardwood along the longest,outside wall if possible.(squarest).
For the steps,depending on if your boards are gonna join up vertical or horizontal to the stair nosing. If vertical, no problem. Just make sure you start your row at the stair nosing so the tongue will fit in the grove of nosing. If it is two groves, then you can buy a tongue(small pc. that glues in to grove to create new tongue).Trying to cut the board to fit to the stair nosing usually does not turn out too good.

Good luck

Advertisement

Russman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beautiful City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 54
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Hardwood install with stair nosing-where to start?


Quote:
Should I start the flooring off the the stair nosing or start it in the main room and cut the nosing to fit. I think I could cut new T&Gs in the nosing, but is it a problem if I just butt it with glue and face nailing. I should also be able to get under the subfloor to screw it if that's needed.
Hey blk,

A few things you need to check before making the decision.

  1. Will the planks be parallel or perpendicular to the stairs (determined by the direction of the joists.) If they are perpendicular you'll have to cut into the nosing. If they are parallel read on...
  2. If the nosing is parallel to the planks you need to determine if the stairs are square to the rest of the room. If so, you can start at the nosing but that's up to you. If not DON'T start at the nosing because the rest of the floor won't be square to the opposing wall and will look a little off.
In a perfect world you would start at the nose, but the reality is that this doesn't work out well in some cases.

Good luck with your project.
rcuerrier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Hardwood install with stair nosing-where to start?


I've attached a not to scale picture of the project. Luckily my house is only 12 years old and built by a good builder so most things are pretty true. If it's out a little I can fudge the nosing on the stair and probably get away with it.

So my plan is to align the nosing so that the floor will run parallel to the wall that contains the exterior door. Like I said, I fully expect the stair and that wall to be very close to parallel already. Install from the exterior door toward the kitchen and run the flooring up to the nosing. Continue into the kitchen and finish forward laying the floor to the wall opposite the exterior door. Then finish by back laying up to the other wall in the kitchen.

Mike

Last edited by blk94f150; 04-30-2010 at 10:16 AM.
blk94f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 146
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Hardwood install with stair nosing-where to start?


Cut the existing plywood at top of stairs flush .Install the stair nose first , If you are installing a riser .Install the riser first .then the stair nose . Sand and clean the floor under the nose ,Use construction adhesive to CLEAN surfaces , run a string line down the hall into the rooms . Measure so it is straight to the walls so you have an Idea if the stairs are straight to the house , 1/4 inch off on the nose projects itself a bit in 30 feet /try to get a spline to glue the nose to the flooring in the joints . All Noses are grooved , Flooring in groove or toungue wich ever way you lay it , But I would spline and glue the flooring to nose . Best Practise
tacomahardwood. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install hardwood over black mastic? SuperDoug Flooring 2 10-28-2007 01:52 PM
Hardwood floor install help helpless handyman Flooring 4 04-19-2007 08:53 AM
proper way to install laminate on stair KUIPORNG Flooring 3 11-21-2006 09:16 AM
Hardwood floor questions KUIPORNG Flooring 4 11-09-2006 09:08 PM
Installing Help! hardwood flooring in Hot&Humid weather dvarga Flooring 7 08-08-2005 06:45 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts