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deck hand 01-20-2013 02:17 PM

Transition on stair step from laminated flooring
Hi All
I have been searching the internet for some help here I know there are lots of youtube help but non seem to tackle my quest.

I'm laying float type engineered laminated Hickory flooring ( i believe 3/8"
over my very old 5.5 " t&g flooring in my upstairs hall ( 2nd floor ) old farm house. 1890 cir.
The old floor is still really level accept for two spots I plan on sanding these.
Here's my problem I want to cut the old bull nose from the flooring tread leading to the first step lay a new ( stair nosing ) oak lapping over the cut off bull nose, Then is it looks bad I can round the bottom edge to look all rounded ,if needed add an additional support under the lip for strength.

Now the hard part where the new laminated floor abuts the oak nosing
What kind of fit is used here. Butt, or a grooved fit ? I need the same evenness. for safety.
Now I'm using terms I've picked up on this forum.
Do they sell this type of " nosing thread "? or is this something I have to manufacture at home?

Thanks Deck Hand :whistling2:

joecaption 01-20-2013 02:30 PM

Little late now but I'd never suggest anyone use laminite on a second floor, or use on stairs.
#1 It's loud when walked on.
#2 No good way to transition to the stairs without creating a trip hazzard.

clarc31 01-20-2013 06:09 PM

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Used this metal nose to cover the edge, basically flush with the floor on top, came out pretty good, flooring stores also sell a laminated bull nose for this type sitation but they are a little expensive

woodman58 01-20-2013 07:07 PM

If you have not already purchased the laminate for steps here is a site. Wilsonart makes one peice laminate steps. They make it to match most laminates. Here is a link:

joecaption 01-20-2013 07:27 PM

Here's the deal with laminite, if it's attach though the floor in anyway there's a very real chance over time it's going to pull apart.
I know it will not be under warrenty if it's done.
There also has to be an expantion gap along all the edges, if not it will buckle.

deck hand 01-21-2013 04:11 PM

Plan on real oak step replacements
Hi Joe
I saw your reply to laminated steps. I plan on sanding and painting the risers
Slicing off the old bull nose of my worn pine steps and cover them with a red oak thread $ 27.00 each aprox.
My main concern is the very first bull nose coming down off the hallway to the very first step when looking back I will see a double floor so I need a transition bull nose that will be lose enough to let the new floor expand and not be high enough to cause a tripping hazard coming down off that first hall floor

I looked at the site you sent , it had a lot of good idea's there.
Looking at engineered material made in USA also wood from the USA.
I'm open for suggestions here. I can do the work just have to learn the best material for an old 100 year old " money pit "
Thanks for all the tips you have been giving all us with request, I see your name quite often. If this was a hugh job I would hire professionals

Deck hand

joecaption 01-21-2013 07:07 PM

Trying to figure out what your saying.
Why are you not removing the old treads and installing new ones.
Trying to go over them will throw off all the heights.
At the top of the stairs most often you would use what's called a landing tread.

deck hand 01-22-2013 01:35 PM

Will remove old yellow pine treads
Thanks Joecaption
I Removed the bottom tread today to see what i have to work with. I found
that only about 6 nails are used on this one tread. I now plan on removing all the threads.
At this point I will see how hard the job is to fill and sand the riser I plan on painting these white, if this is to much work, then I will make new pine risers paint and install.

deck hand

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