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Old 06-02-2020, 06:58 AM   #1
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How to lay click flooring (laminate, vinyl, etc) under angled stairway trim?


As the title says... I'm installing LVP in my basement, and I'm not quite sure the proper way to do this. Because of the angle I can't lift the plank up to get it to click in place.

My guess is that for something like this I should shave off the lip on the groove, cut a piece of vinyl that will just slide in from the side and glue it? Possibly address the small sliver along the stairway "trim" separately? This close to the stairway there will be zero foot traffic or anything else.

I'm sure there's an industry standard way to do this... what's the proper way?
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If the stringer is structural, then the LVP should butt up to it with the proper gap, so you can still set the tongue at an angle and drop down. If it's a face cover only, you should undercut it and slide the LVP from the front of the stair under it (with the proper gap along the beadboard). Assume you have the proper laminate tools, like a pull bar or tapping block, in order to slide the LVP along when it is T&G locked.

Your bottom riser looks awful short compared to riser#2 unless it's the perspective.
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If the stringer is structural, then the LVP should butt up to it with the proper gap, so you can still set the tongue at an angle and drop down. If it's a face cover only, you should undercut it and slide the LVP from the front of the stair under it (with the proper gap along the beadboard). Assume you have the proper laminate tools, like a pull bar or tapping block, in order to slide the LVP along when it is T&G locked.

Your bottom riser looks awful short compared to riser#2 unless it's the perspective.
Wow, awesome, I don't know why I didn't think of that. I guess I just assumed it was structural. I went down and checked, and was able to slide a utility blade all the way down the length of the stringer so it can't be structural. That'll be nice and clean, thanks!
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