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I am finishing carpet grade stairs in my basement. Going with a stair re-tread product, although I haven't selected one yet. Doing the treads and risers looks fairly straightforward. My problem is with the landing. All the instructions and videos I've seen show a landing that makes a 90 degree turn so that there is only one edge that requires a landing tread, the other three sides are walls and a riser. So the installer butts the landing floorboards up to the landing tread and works back to the wall, where a gap is left and covered with trim. My landing platform has a two landing treads, so when you come down the stairs you can either turn right or left and step down. There is a wall opposite the last riser. How do I install the landing floorboards so that they butt tight against both landing treads? I think I need to rip the floorboards (they will run parallel to the treads) to fit on either side, cut a groove and spline them to the treads. Does that sound right? Are the boards nailed or glued to the plywood landing platform?