Stair Nose Attachment - HELP!
I've laid hardwood bamboo flooring in our upstairs. Unfortunately, Lumber Liquidators couldn't get me the Stair nose until a few weeks after the flooring came, so I was unable to figure it in the planning (there were also unable to give me the width of the overhang). So, I'm at the point where there's 1/2 inch space between the last board and where the stair nosing rests. I tried ripping a piece of the flooring, but I did not like the look and the piece did not have a tongue to match up to the groove in the stair nose, causing an unstable fit.
I've contemplated the following solutions:
1. Replacing the stair riser with 1/2 stock (currently 1 inch) to make up the 1/2 inch difference. This would also result in having to lengthen the stair tread by 1/2. Because I don't have access to underneath the staircase, I don't know about this option.
2. Removing 1/2 of the overhang from the stair nose (Pict1 in attached) - The only way I can think of doing this would be to cut with a circular saw at a 1/2 depth the lenth of the board, then notching the pieces out. However, the wood is especially hard so I'm not sure how this would work.
3. Removing 1/2 from the top of the riser (Pict 2 in attached).
With that said:
∑ Are there any other options Iím not considering?
∑ Do any of the above sound viable?
∑ For 2 and 3, how would the cuts be made?
Thanks in advance for your advice!