Help, stairs transition to slab at the top of the rise


Old 04-20-08, 08:30 AM
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Question Help, stairs transition to slab at the top of the rise

I am about to install 3/4" Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors in the 2nd story of my condo which has a concrete slab. So far I intially thought of putting down 3/4 ply & pad as the subfloor. I am replacing all of the treads in the staircase to solid Brazilian Cherry as well. My problem is that I will be adding 1 1/2 inches to the top of the rise. I am unsure how awkward that last step will be and if it even will meet code. What can I do to make this transition smooth with out re-doing the whole staircase? One though I had would be to cover the stairs with Brazilian Cherry replacement treads which will compensate for 1/2" of the difference at the last rise.

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Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

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Old 04-20-08, 08:52 AM
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I would definetly check with a local inspector as to the rise height.

Here is a typical transition:


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