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Laminate flooring on stairs


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11-23-13, 07:10 PM   #1  
Laminate flooring on stairs

Hi I was wondering if it matter what width board you get for going stairs. I know you can get wide stuff but I was looking at some 4" stuff. What say you fine people?


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11-23-13, 08:29 PM   #2  
We say do not even try using laminate on stairs.
It's slippery.
It needs room to expand and contract so there's no way to cover up the ends or sides.
Any transition strips will become a trip hazard.
It can not be glued down.
Use real wood treads instead.

 
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11-24-13, 03:16 AM   #3  
The problem is my treads are 45" wide and I can only find 42" treads at my local hardware store. Would it be ok to use hardwood that installs like the laminate ?

 
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11-24-13, 03:31 AM   #4  
Ask them to order some longer ones. There certainly available.
Even if you went with something like engineered flooring, or even solid wood 3/4 X 3 your still stuck with having to deal with having to leave gaps and the exposed outside edges.
Got a picture of this stair case?

 
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