Hardwood Flooring Los Angeles, 333 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Stair Nosing

Completing the floor with a stair nosing will help your stairs to appear like brand new. You will surely perceive the same look as if it is a new hardwood floor. There are two types of stair nosing with a diverse thickness.

  1. Overlap Stairnose – this is used for single steps next to a hovered hardwood floor.
  2. Flush Stairnose – this is used for filled or partial wood staircases.

However, the stair nosing must always be installed first and overlay the riser. This procedure will assure that the stair nosing will hide a few cuts. Those cuts created to the flooring and installed to the riser. Also, it offers the preliminary point on installing flooring on the stair tread. Use the stair nose to transition into another split flat area such as a sunken living room, using the similar installation method like the stairs.

Like any other part of the floor, when using hardwood flooring happening in the stair, you need to afford expansion or contraction space about the perimeter of the floor. Moreover these are the tips for installation:

1. Cut and add plywood to each riser if you are installing a flooring over the stairs which exist. It is essential so that the current nosing will turn into flat through the riser.

2. Starting at the bottom of the stairs, the score then measures the hardwood flooring for the first riser. If it is necessary to cut a board widthwise for fitting, mount the cut plank at the top of the riser so that the cut will be hidden by the stairnose. When measuring, be assured to leave an appropriate increase space.

3. Put a thin curly line of glue at the back of every cut wood plank and then flip above and install on the riser.

4. Measure and score a piece of flush stair nosing to the first step captivating in the account of any expansion space. Apply a thin wavy adhesive again at the back of the stair nosing after that, fit it into place. Top nail the nosing towards the staircase lengthways the sides and the middle.

5. Measure and then cut the wood flooring intended for preliminary of the stair tread. If necessary, you may cut a board into fit then install the cut sheet on the back of the tread so that the score will be concealed through the staircase riser.

6. Use a blue painter’s adhesive tape to adhere the staircase of the main row of hardwood floor on the stairs. This will assure of the flooring and nosing to remain tightly fitted and the installation of the second piece of flooring will not be disturbed.

7. Work its way up the stairs mounting installs on the rise as the first priority and then tallying the level stair nose as well as adding flooring on the stair tread.

8. When you reach the topmost part of the stairs, install any transition sheets and several moldings as preferred.

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333 S Grand Ave.,
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