New stair treads and flooring
Seeking advice on installing new stair treads.
Replace carpet covered stairs with oak treads. Replace carpet at landing with engineered hardwood (1/2" thick)
2 X 10 treads covered with carpet
7 1/4" Rise
By just removing carpet and adding 1" treads, I increase the rise of my first step by 1" and decrease the height of the rise at the top step by 1".
If I remove the existing 2 X 10 treads and just lay the new oak treads then my first step then has a rise of 6 3/4" and my top step is not a problem anymore as I will use a milled flush transition oak bullnose to join into the engineered hardwood. So my obstacle is the first step.
I remove the 2 X 10 treads and then add 1/2 plywood followed by my new 1" tread to keep the same level of 1.5 inches.
Is this correct? Any advice would be appreciated.
Last edited by rickkeeter; 02-22-2010 at 10:47 AM.