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Old 09-03-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Where can I find "nice" stair edging? I pulled the ratty old carpet off a staircase of mine and exposed the ratty wood. I've scraped off lots of old paint and applied woodfill as needed. My plan is to paint the stairs and put small carpet pieces on the treads. The issue is this: The lip/nose of many of the treads are heavily worn and possibly dangerous, particularly given how steep the stairs are and how shallow the depth of the treads (8"). I'd like to put some stair edging on them but avoid the standard industrial looking stuff you often see on entryways or in heavy work areas. What's a good alternative? Replacing the treads themselves is not really an option given my budget.

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Is laminate an option? They make some really nice laminate/engineered flooring that looks really nice with wood nosing for the stairs...

I did mine with black wallnut for $2.99/square feet for the wood and $30 for 6 foot length of nosing...

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an interesting suggestion although i'm having a hard time envisioning how the new nose attaches to/around the old one. can you suggest a website or manufacturer? thanks.

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http://www.woodsthebest.com/Stairs/w...irs-treads.htm

This is just an example... there's lot's of other websites and instructions out there...
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if I am correct, basically above suggest a hard wood stair installation... the cost is approx $500 for 12 steps which I did mine....
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inexpensive but perhaps advanced woodworking technique:

remove any nails from existing stair nosing, clamp down straight edge to stair, trim nosing with ball bearing guided router bit. Biscuit joint on new wood nosing.
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if I am correct, basically above suggest a hard wood stair installation... the cost is approx $500 for 12 steps which I did mine....
$500 bucks... holy cow!!! I did mine for about $250 for 14 steps... We havea good flooring warehouse... $30 for a length of nosing that can do 3 steps each... that was the most expensive the material...
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Now I am Heartbroken... I got from HD which $60 can only cover 2 steps.... so yours is $10 per step and mine is $30 per step........ may be your step is a bit narrow which allow you to cut it into three pieces without any waste or you just have a longer stick.... whatever.... I wish I know all those low price places...
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My wife is a designer so we go and scout out all the home shows and stuff... we found this place through the show and chatted up the rep. She told us they have a bi-annual sale at christmas and june time frames to liquidate stuff... In the last sale, we saw some nice walnut engineered flooring for $1.99/sq ft CDN!!! The only down side is some of the stuff has to be bought in lots starting at 400 sq ft.

But I would recommend checking out those shows, if you're not already.

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