Ok, long story short I recently bought a house with a partially finished basement. It had very old school carpet and the wife wants it gone. So, I ripped up all the carpet and then we both decided on floating laminate for the new flooring. I have installed laminate before with no problem however; I have not installed it on stairs. After reading different threads I think I understand how to do most of the installing but one thing still confuses me. The stairs are open on one side with no banister. I understand on the open side, the stair nose will be cut in such a way it hides the drywall up to the tread. However, (this is where I am confused), the laminate that covers the riser just ends. My question is, what can I do to hide the seam from laminate to drywall on the riser. I am not sure my question is clear but I hope so. Thanks in advance for the help
On the side that does not have drywall you can purchase a 1 x 10 board and stain it or paint it. After it dries nail the board on the side to cover highest and lowest part of the step. This is a link of what I am talking about. Just do this on one side. Then install your laminate . You won't have to cover the sides.