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Old 02-24-2016, 12:32 PM   #1
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Where can I get a 3/8" overlap stair nose?


I have Home Legend # HL16H Hand Scraped Oak Gunstock 3/8 in. x 4-3/4 in. Engineered Click Lock Hardwood Flooring. The manufacturer offers two approved installation methods under their warranty...Primary is "Floating" or alternately "Full Spread Glue-down".

I'm planning a floating installation over a 2nd story plywood subfloor. I understand, a floating install typically calls for an "overlap stair nose", where the floating floor meets with the top of a staircase landing so the flooring will float under the stair nose, leaving the required expansion gap. Unfortunately, Home Legend does not offer an "overlap stair nose".

Where can I get a 3/8" "overlap stair nose" to use with this flooring?
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Will this work?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Lege...01SN/202501128
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From Home Legend...
"No The stairnose we carry is designed to butt up against the stair tread.".
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How?
Make it out of what??
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From Home Legend...
"No The stairnose we carry is designed to butt up against the stair tread.".
I guess I'm not quite following your question on this stair nose. When I looked at the picture of the product I linked it looked like exactly what you needed. Are your planks running parallel or perpendicular to the stair treads?
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I guess I'm not quite following your question on this stair nose.
To clarify...My question is...Where can I get a 3/8" overlap stair nose for a floating application of my flooring? But I may have answered it...What about something like this 3/8" Unfinished Oak Overlap Stair Nose? My only concerns are that it doesn't appear to be engineered and I'd have to try to stain it to match the Oak Gunstock.

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When I looked at the picture of the product I linked it looked like exactly what you needed. Are your planks running parallel or perpendicular to the stair treads?
This a "standard" or "flush" stair nose, similar to the one you linked to, which I could use with a full-spread glue-down application of my flooring.



This is an "Overlap" stair nose. It's my understanding, regardless of whether the planks are running parallel or perpendicular to the stair treads, floating applications require an Overlap Stair Nose; one which can allow for the required expansion gap for floating hardwood.



Overlap Stair Noses have a small protruding piece, which overlaps the floating floor and hides the expansion gap, leaving room for free movement of the floating floor. Overlap Stair Nose pieces are typically only used at the top of the staircase, where it would be transitioning from a floating floor down to the first step.

I hope that helps!

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Whoop, I missed the key word "overlap" even though you mentioned it several times.

It wasn't that long ago my kids were young and I would have been concerned with that little raised section catching their feet as they walked, especially at the top of stairs. Heck I've caught my foot on some transition pieces I didn't notice were raised. I'd be hesitant to install that at the top of the stairs, but that's just my opinion.
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