Help with expansion gap stair nose and top of stair landing

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Old 03-20-19, 09:36 AM
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Help with expansion gap stair nose and top of stair landing

I am laying 3/4" hardwood flooring. Part of the floor will start at the top of a stairwell. The floor will span appr. 15'.

I can easily leave a gap along all walls but what do I do for a gap in front of the stairs? Do I even need an expansion gap?

I could make a transition piece similar to what is shown below but that would raise the step to more than 3/8" difference.

A "tee" transition piece wouldn't look good.

I could fill the gap. I saw an article where cork is used.

I could router the hardwood floor and make that the stair nose?

Any thoughts? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 03-20-19, 10:10 AM
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I could router the hardwood floor and make that the stair nose?
This is what I would do. It would give you a seamless transition and look the best IMO.
 
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Old 03-20-19, 03:43 PM
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They make hardwood stair noses that are thick so they fit flush to the floor but drop over the riser. I would buy and modify one of those so it fits together tongue and groove.
 
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Old 03-20-19, 03:51 PM
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Alright, I will have to make a piece. Thanks guys
 
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Old 03-20-19, 03:54 PM
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And a gap is not needed, no difference than any other two pieces of wood butting up to each other!
 
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