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Old 06-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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How to trim out laminate at railing


This railing has a curved base. The laminate will meet this base at a curved surface. How can I cover this joint?
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What your going to be dealing with around that whole set of stairs is just one of the many reasons I'd never suggest using laminate on a second floor.
How do you plan on transitioning around that top step without leaving a trip hazard?
Looks like your stuck with having to use a transition strip between the two.

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Try cutting the flooring on a back angle so just the top edge touches.
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What your going to be dealing with around that whole set of stairs is just one of the many reasons I'd never suggest using laminate on a second floor.
How do you plan on transitioning around that top step without leaving a trip hazard?
Looks like your stuck with having to use a transition strip between the two.
Although the problem still exists, these are basement steps, from the first floor. I have a transition that I'm experimenting with. It is a very low ridge (1/8") but yes, might be a possible trip hazard.
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The problem I've had with a strip like that is if you look at the end of it all there is a paper thin layer of what looks like shelve paper. Step on it a few times and it's trashed.
It also tends to crack where it over lays the flooring because it's so thin.

Cutting that flooring at an angle is not going to work in my option. Reason being you have to leave room for expansion so there's going to be a visible gap and the core of the floor will be showing.
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About all you can do is cut the 1/8th ridge off,then under cut the transition piece so it will butt up flush to the flooring.
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About all you can do is cut the 1/8th ridge off,then under cut the transition piece so it will butt up flush to the flooring.
I think I'll buy a piece of hardwood bullnose, use a router to trim the bottom to get the right height, and maybe add a lip that slips under the laminate so that the laminate does not depress much when stepped on at the joint to the bullnose. Then get a stain that matches close enough.
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I think I'll buy a piece of hardwood bullnose, use a router to trim the bottom to get the right height, and maybe add a lip that slips under the laminate so that the laminate does not depress much when stepped on at the joint to the bullnose. Then get a stain that matches close enough.


As long as you have a router just make a bullnose and cut a tongue to fit your engineered,instead of putting a lip to go under the tread.

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