Replace Stair Carpet with Hardwood


Old 03-31-15, 08:13 AM
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Replace Stair Carpet with Hardwood

I decided I want to replace the carpet on my stairs with hardwood treads, however when I pulled up some of the carpet, I noticed a fairly large gap on the right side between the stairs and the wall going up. I don't know if this gap goes all the way up or not, but it seems problematic.

Any suggestion on how to handle this?

if it's too much trouble for myself to do, I guess I'll just replace the carpet.

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Old 03-31-15, 09:15 AM
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Since you intend to replace with hardwood it shouldn't be an issue. You'd remove the current treads and OSB risers and replace with oak treads [cut to fit] and either oak risers or painted plywood.
Old 03-31-15, 01:29 PM
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out of plumb?

I did the same job, invest in buying one of the stair installation tools that measures and lets u set the angle for the cut at each end of the tread and riser
Make it so easier to get the correct cuts made
Old 03-31-15, 07:20 PM
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Old treads and threads and rises need to come off anyway so it's not an issue.
I do have a stair gauge for sale cheap if your interested.
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