How to best deal with this wood flooring issue?

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Old 05-16-16, 07:08 PM
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How to best deal with this wood flooring issue?

My 3/4" solid hardwood flooring will sit higher than the trim around part of my staircase.

Wondering what the pro's would do in this situation ? One thing is important to me is making this look like a professional job. I'm even pulling all the baseboards off, so to not use a quarter round. Leaving the wood sitting higher than the trim isn't going to look very nice.

Here's some pics of what I mean.








I did go to a showhome and checked out how they dealt with it. Seems to me they used a much thinner plank than the 3/4" than i've got.. but it looked good and professional.

Here you can see, it sits just below the curve. Mine will sit above.

Pro's how do you deal with this when you come across it on a pro install ?

 
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Old 05-17-16, 03:12 AM
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Normally the nosing under the balusters is 3/4" thick but it appears the builder used something thinner on yours. You could add a thin piece of molding to the nosing to hide the edge of the hardwood or bevel the edge of the hardwood to match the height.
 
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Old 05-17-16, 07:35 AM
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One idea would be to use outside corner molding on the edges that abut the flooring:

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Carefully mitered, caulked, and painted to match the nosing and balusters I think it could look pretty good. It looks like you would only need it on the landing.

[edit] Incidentally, that section of base that runs up to the baluster cries out to run over the top of the nosing and then be returned into the wall. Or at least a corner block.
 
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Old 05-17-16, 08:06 AM
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Thanks, i'll go to lumber liquidators today and see if they have anything that'll work trim wise (just worried it'll look crap)... Another option that's been suggested is to rabbet the underside of the flooring. Or chamfer the plank to about 15degrees so that it gently ramps down to the trim... hard to visualize how that would look without seeing it. Not a carpenter, so not 100% on what tool i should be getting to achieve the chamfer or rabbet. I only have a table saw, mitre saw and a jigsaw as wood working tools... Two of which i specially purchased for this project. I'll be getting a stain as my stair noses are not stained, so could just stain the chamfer.
 
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Old 05-17-16, 10:50 AM
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While a router works best for cutting the chamfer on the flooring it can also be done on a table saw. You'd probably need to hit it with a sander too. A rabbit could also be cut with a table saw although I don't know how stable the thin piece remaining on the top would be.
 
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Old 05-22-16, 05:30 PM
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I ended up just staining the sides of the planks to the same color as the rest of the plank, and its turned out perfectly acceptable to the eye. I'll update with a pic, once i get all the crap moved aside ! Right now i'm too exhausted to do any more clearing up and to take photos. lol
 
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