I have removed the carpet from my stairs and I would like to either add a thin layer of oak that I can stain to the risers and treads or alternatively paint them.
My problems are:
1)what is the rise / run requirements to keep the stairs in code , by my measurement the rise is 6 inches and the run (tread ) is 9 inches?
2) How on earth do I cut the overhand off and why is this necessary?
3) Can I use laminate as this is what I have on my upstairs and these are the internal stairs leading from the second floor?
The stair guys want $4000 to cover everything in oak but I cannot afford that. worse case I will be happy with a nice paint job and a runner.
See http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t=11618 where Rise & Run is described to someone who is replacing. As for $400 that is not bad for putting a "Veneer" overlay over the existing Treads & Risers. A whole lot cheaper, then having the Stair guy make up a whole new stair structure, tearing out the old, and putting in the new.