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Old 08-31-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Lamanate flooring for stairs


What type of lamanate flooring and where would be a good place to buy it, to be installed on stairs ? the stairs are are very rough pine, stairs were carpeted. treds are rounded over. The stair well is closed and narrow easch tred is 32" X 10". could also use any tips on how to install.
I have installed lamanate flooring in my house. Just not the stairs.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Some laminate flooring manufactures have the stair threads that is one big picke of laminate stair that you cut to fit your stair case.
Stair thread is of cours more durable version and will make solid stairs.
If the manufacturer that you like do not carry stair thread you have to build it using stair nose.Building stairs using stair nose is quite complicated if you want to do it right so hire skilled professional.


Here is a company selling stair threads, I have just find it.
http://www.stair-treads.com




http://www.davincifloors.com/

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Thank you Hawaii but they are way to expensive $28 to $60 a piece. I heard there is a laminate stair tread.
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manufacturersfirst, you will have to do some carpentry to modify the stairs so that you have perpindicular wood on the tread and riser without an overlappping nose. you can sawzal the original stair nose or put 3/8" plywoood on tread and riser and rip a backer board to hold the new riser. you should secure overtread/overriser with 18g brad nailer....



Laminate....some companies sell a flush nose and others an overlap nose....you will purchase boxes of laminate and tongue and groove noses [flush or overlap ...depending on manufacturer]...you will need to do a Trial to see how you want to do the fill pieces of laminate....plus you need to accomodate proper gapping for the manufacturer nose, and if it is flush, the nose must be inslled first to use the tongue and groove...

make your cuts 1/16" long and bow the components in/ "TWeak".......

Shaw, pergo, quickstep.....you have to find a manufacturer that has a flush nose design...mine are 'humped/overlap' noses...few laminate manufacturers have a flush nose design and you would be better off using a pre-finished natural wood if you don't want humps on your stair nose.....or using a prefinished natural tread and riser....you can nail right over the pine, but the first step willl be higher
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Thank you Hawaii but they are way to expensive $28 to $60 a piece. I heard there is a laminate stair tread.
Thanks anyway
but you will need to do the tread and riser ....figure 3 boards for each [riser/tread combo] 1 step = 1 riser 1 tread
Tools needed....air compressor, 18 -15g brad nailer, table saw, chop saw, and several hand tools
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