Laminate flooring on stairway

Old 08-29-14, 07:57 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 42
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Laminate flooring on stairway

A friend of mine is looking to place laminate flooring on his stairway to the basement. I don't think I've seen this done in person so I was wondering if anyone here has done it. It seems like it would be a real pain in doing it. How would you start? How would you anchor it? I believe he's got stairs that are wooden now. We ripped up the old carpeting awhile ago to reveal this "beautiful" brown painted finish underneath.
Old 09-09-14, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: usa
Posts: 10
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Tell your friend to buy oak stair treads at HD and install them instead. They look better and there is no worry of the laminate stair nose molding popping off. Otherwise Cut the pieces of laminate to fit depth and width of tread and glue down with construction adhesive leaving room for depth of stair nose molding. Cut the stair nose molding to fit width and also glue down. If he wants to do the riser put that in after tread is down, cut to fit height and width and glue. Or just paint riser to preferred color.
Old 09-09-14, 02:31 PM
sam floor's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: May 2010
Location: floor installer
Posts: 1,012
Received 37 Upvotes on 31 Posts
Laminate needs to expand and contract. Doesn't really work on stairs.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: