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Old 02-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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I am going to start laying 3/4" hardwood in my entire upstairs. I was going to start in my bedroom and end at the top of the stairs. I just realized that might make it difficult to meet the stair nose cleanly. Should I start at the stairs, or is there a trick to ending there. I'm afraid of having a very skinny piece just before the stair nose.
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There needs to be a starting tread at the head of the stairs and run the flooring from there.
Posting some pictures is always a big help.
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Doesnt the stair nose serve as the starting tread? This is at the top of the staircase starting the second floor.
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Doesnt the stair nose serve as the starting tread? This is at the top of the staircase starting the second floor.
I think that's what Joe is talking about. But in which direction relative to the stairs will the planks run? It would be nice to know that layout of the areas. We need a good sketch or pics with details.

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Attempt at a diagram. Do I start at the far end of the master? Or at the top of the stairs? Planks will be parrallell to the stair treads. I wanted to start in the bedroom, but I'm worried about having a sliver just before the nose tread at the top of the stairs.
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OK, so the planks will be running East <> West in this sketch?

From the very limited info on the sketch you should start with the nosing then work north and east and west. I'm guessing cuz there isn't enough detail or pics to show how the doors fall into the hall for bedrooms #2 & 3. If there was enough room at those doorways you could safely start either way.

Be sure to buy spline cuz you'll need it for the two bedrooms and the nosing.

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Me I would start at the stair tread first, that way any slivers will be hidden in each bedroom along the wall. Under or near the baseboards.

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Thanks. I wanted to start in the bedroom, but I guess the stairs would be the best bet. I will get splines for stair nose and to work backward in the bedrooms.
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We all agree that's the easiest way. You need spline in both bedrooms too.

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