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Old 02-04-2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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how to transition from hardwood stair tread to landing


Im in the process of tearing out the carpet on my stairs and replacing with either a hardwood stair tread and riser kit or laminate with laminate stair moulding.
The kit seems like less fuss and a tidier, more durable solution, but each tread is thick. What am I supposed to do when I get to the top of the stairs? Im planning on continuing the laminate in the upstairs as well.


Basically by adding to each stair it leaves that last step to the landing shorter than the rest. How do I solve for this?
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Im in the process of tearing out the carpet on my stairs and replacing with either a hardwood stair tread and riser kit or laminate with laminate stair moulding.
The kit seems like less fuss and a tidier, more durable solution, but each tread is thick. What am I supposed to do when I get to the top of the stairs? Im planning on continuing the laminate in the upstairs as well.


Basically by adding to each stair it leaves that last step to the landing shorter than the rest. How do I solve for this?
It also makes your first step 3/4 inch taller, all you can do is remove what is there now and replace it with something that is structural enough to support the weight a regular stairs does. Code says you can not have a rise more the 1/4 - 3/8 inch (depending what your inspector says) difference on any step or rise.
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Way to little info.
Riser "kit" tells us nothing.
No way would anyone be using laminate for treads or on a second floor.
This have been discused on this an any DIY site many times.
Real wood treads, landing tread at the top of the stair's and engineered 3/4" flooring is a far better way to go.
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