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Old 09-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #16
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I'll try to get a better pic later
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:00 PM   #17
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No I used velcro, that's the Difference in height from the Bull nose to tread and I used the carpet to cover. Is that normal?
Velcro is not going to last long. Not long at all.

Personally, I would remove those completely.

Go either bare wood or proper carpet runners as noted in the above pic.
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Now I'm totally confused.Are you talking about the quarter round between the treads and the risers?If so that can be removed.It's just cosmetic to cover a gap.
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Now I'm totally confused.Are you talking about the quarter round between the treads and the risers?If so that can be removed.It's just cosmetic to cover a gap.
No, see the different colored "nose" you can see the hight difference under the carpet treads. Wth they do that and anyway to fix so tread is even?
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Velcro is not going to last long. Not long at all.

Personally, I would remove those completely.

Go either bare wood or proper carpet runners as noted in the above pic.
It's really carpet tape with velcro, they haven't moved. I tried bare but with first baby rather be safe... That lip on two fawks things up...
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Oh, now I see.

The thickness of the nose strip of wood is more than the rest of the tread. I'm guessing they had some left over nosing and pawned it off on you.

Did you get your stairs from Lumber Liquidators?

About your only solution is replacing the nosing with the proper thickness material.
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Thank you for your patience!
So it's possible to replace nosing? Like I said they were installed when I purchased the house.
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Thank you for your patience!
So it's possible to replace nosing? Like I said they were installed when I purchased the house.
Called one place and wanted to rip put the stairs since wasn't their work... The floor store lol
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The only problem with replacing the nosing is that it is glued and the joint is as strong as the wood itself in some cases.It can be cut off even with the riser and new nosing applied.It is a project
You can always try one and see.If they are old stairs the glue may be too.If they were put in within the last 15-20 years it will be a job.Never know until you try.They can always be cut.

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Slamm...I just finished installing 5/8" solid bamboo on my stairs....I didn't have to rip anything up...




I would NOT want to have to rip anything up. As Mako said, it would be a 'project'.

To be perfectly honest, it would be cheaper to install a carpet runner like in the 1st pic I posted.

Oh....and congrats on the soon to be new baby....life as you know it will not be the same (all good...except for the sleep...and money). I have 5 kids.
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Yea I was quoted for a runner of $700 or so but she would feel more comfortable with all carpet or smooth treads.

And thank you!!!
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Just a better pic
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It looks like they used a landing tread over flooring to save buying regular treads. Sorta like the one below, if they did they probably had to rip the bottom of the groove off to over lay the flooring.


If it were mine and I didn't mind carpet on the entire stairs, I would fill that area in behind the landing tread then carpet the steps, that would make it all even without the recess.
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What would be the best way to fill in the area? Any way to fill in and not completely damage the wood?
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It is hard to know exactly what you have on the steps. Is there a way to remove what is on the steps now. Is it some kind of flooring like I think it is? To fill in what is there without removing what is there now, chance are you will mess it up. You would need to glue and fasten the filler to what is there now.

The down side is if that is floating flooring, adding a filler on top isn't too cool. If that were mine I would remove all there and do it right with new oak treads or at least, remove all there and install carpet.

Who ever installed that should be made to correct it, that is cheating you, I bet you paid full price for the house.
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