Laminate bull nose on top step?


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Old 01-04-16, 06:55 PM
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Laminate bull nose on top step?

We have an old house. The upstairs is pine, and in rough shape... I want to do laminate in at least one room and the hallway. The only thing I can't figure out what to do is where the steps meet the hall. I know they make bull noses for the laminate but how do you install it? Do I need to remove the old one? I can snap a pic if it will help. Thanks!!
 
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Old 01-05-16, 03:26 AM
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Yes, post a picture of what you have so we can see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

Laminate is my last choice of floor covering, so we'll need to see what you have in order to give advice as to the transition to the stairs.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 06:12 AM
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Are choices are limited...cant redo the floors. Our hardwood guy said no way. they are in terrible shape, and very soft so it would be a waste of money.
Laminate is the cheapest solution for now..
most likely we will carpet just before we sell but that wont be for a while. We have 3 dogs who enjoy ruining carpet by throwing up, dragging themselves, tracking mud, etc.. so it would last 6 months before it was destroyed lol
Thanks!
 
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Laminate is a poor choice for a second floor.
Two main reasons, it's loud when walked on and as your seeing there's going to be a trip hazard at the top of the steps.
A far better way would be to use a landing tread at the top of the steps and use a quality 3/4" engineered flooring, or prefinished hardwood.
 
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Old 01-05-16, 08:12 AM
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Wait. So you are saying I should instead make the step even higher (the pine cant be removed if thats what you are thinking)? Isn't a landing tread basically a bull nose for hardwoods? How would you use that? I can't anyway. Too expensive. The floors already creak so the noise won't be an issue. The house is 110 years old lol. I just need to know how to do the nose for laminate. Thanks though!
 
 

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