Laminate on Stairs


Old 01-04-10, 02:00 PM
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Laminate on Stairs

What is the best way to do a stair case with laminate flooring? What bull nose is recommended?

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Old 01-04-10, 02:25 PM
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Depends on what is made for your floor and your taste. Some people like to use a prefab all in one stair tread with stair nose. It is basically a tread with stair nose built into one piece that you cut to size. Some like that the prefab tread is smooth.

The other popular method is to use the standard floor boards and use a standard stair nose piece. This method will leave a slight overlap or non level tread.
Old 01-04-10, 03:14 PM
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To answer your don't do laminate on stair treads. As Shooter said, use an oak or pine full size tread with bullnose. You can stain it to resemble your laminate.
Old 01-09-10, 06:27 PM
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We installed laminate on our stairs and it has held up great. We only have three stairs leading into our dining room from a landing at the door, so it is not an entire stair case. It took us a while to figure out how to install it on the stairs but once it was done it looks great! We used the bull nose that matches the laminate on each step. It did take us as long to install the three steps as it did the rest of the room. It is alot of measuring and cutting. We then used the caulk that matches the color of the laminate and used along the wall to cover any little gaps.
Old 01-10-10, 04:29 AM
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How did you deal with the bullnose? Did you leave the laminate proud of the tread? Could you post a couple of pix on a site such as and copy/paste the IMG code to your reply post. Interested in seeing how you did it.
Old 01-14-10, 01:31 PM
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Our stairs below the landing are floating stairs and I was told by company rep not to do a laminate on those stairs.

Maybe if the stairs where the more conventional type with strings it would be okay, but we never asked the question.

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