Laminate flooring on stairs question

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Topic by brotherpandabear posted 06-16-2010 04:00 AM 4434 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2010 04:00 AM

I’m going to put laminate wood flooring on some stairs but I’m not sure if i’m suppose to cut off the overhang or leave it or does it depend on the type of stairnose i’m going to install? This is my first time doing stairs so anyone have any tips or pointers? that would be very helpful thanks!

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03-01-2010 01:27 PM

It is difficult to install laminate flooring on stair. You should hire some proffessional flooring installer to do the work.

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03-05-2010 01:39 AM

Most stairnose has a groove that lines up with the tongue on the laminate, so it goes on like a separate piece of flooring. I highly recommend purchasing your stairnose before you install your laminate so you can make sure your thicknesses, tongues and distances line up. I have been caught before with thinking, “oh, I’ll just find that later, it will be easy.”

Are you putting the flooring on just the tread or also on the riser? I am not a professional, but what I have seen done and what we did was to put the laminate on the tread first, all the way to the bare riser, with the tongue facing toward the nose. Measure the width of the flooring plus the stairnose and rip the piece of flooring nearest the riser to get it to fit on the tread. You can then lap the flooring on the riser over the top of the flooring on the tread for a finished look. Start at the top and work your way down.

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05-12-2010 04:17 AM

I have installed laminate on my stairs that lead into our family room. I never wanted to spend $100 per thread. I did what flowchart_jockey suggested. I bought the bullnose first, and glued the laminate to the thread. I then glued the laminate to the riser. The laminate has been on the stairs for 5 or 6 years now and are holding up very well. I figure each thread costed about $2 to cover.

Hope this helps.

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05-13-2010 09:26 PM

Installing a laminate floor on stairs look great. But you have to cut off the overhang to prevent accidents from happening.

How did it go? Have you finish installing the laminated floor in your stairs?

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06-04-2018 02:21 PM

I’d hire a professional to do this job since it’s difficult to install laminate flooring. How did it turn out?

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