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Old 10-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Laminate on Stairs


We are going to try to remove our carpet on our stairs and install laminate. I have seen a couple of good videos on how-to. They involve cutting the overhang off of the stair tread or adding a piece of wood under the overhang to get rid of the overhang. This would reduce the depth of the stair tread from 11" to 9". Just wondering if anyone had done this and if this sounds like it would be an ok thing to do (reduce the depth of tread).
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Very bad idea.
Both using laminate and cutting off the nosing.
The minimum tread length by code is 11".
Laminate can not be glued or nailed down, it needs to float.
Laminate is also slippery.
The cheap nosing they sell for laminate is just compressed paper with a thin piece of what looks like shelf paper over it that wears through and peels off.
Stick with real wood treads!
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Very bad idea.
Both using laminate and cutting off the nosing.
The minimum tread length by code is 11".
Laminate can not be glued or nailed down, it needs to float.
Laminate is also slippery.
The cheap nosing they sell for laminate is just compressed paper with a thin piece of what looks like shelf paper over it that wears through and peels off.
Stick with real wood treads!
I agree 100%.
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So that would mean a pro install, correct? And they could work with that overhang?
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