Laminate Flooring on "Landing Zone"

Old 10-10-22, 06:03 AM
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Laminate Flooring on "Landing Zone"

We have a 5'x10' wood "Landing Zone" in our garage. Basically a deck that allows you to leave shoes and stuff before entering the house. It has 3 steps that lead up to it. It is constructed just like a deck, yet the flooring is just 1/2" plywood. We are going to cover it with some 8mm waterproof laminate. The steps and railing will just be painted with the steps also getting rubber treads. My question is how to deal with the edges of the flooring at the edge of the deck. There are two exposed edges. I am thinking of just installing stair nosing all around, but not sure. The flooring is inexpensive (lowes), sadly, I did not see any dedicated stair nosing that matched. All they sell are the "4 in1" trim kits that are about 78" long and cost as much as a carton of flooring.
Old 10-10-22, 06:12 AM
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You can put corner moulding on it... either wood, aluminum (like stair nosing cap) or rubber. Aluminum and rubber will be the lowest profile.

You can use matching stair nose, assuming it is available in your color. If the edging matching the laminate is necessary, you almost need to shop for the laminate and edging at the same time, as the availability of a matching edge will dictate what flooring brand and color you buy.

And yes, those accessories seem overpriced.
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Old 10-10-22, 07:45 AM
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It's a garage floor,. If I was building I would simply trim the tongue or groove off and call it good!
Old 10-10-22, 08:04 AM
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You can use metal stair cap like is sometimes used on carpet. It will give a grip when you step up instead of being slick.
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Thanks for the ideas. Guess I should think more "out of the box".

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