Replacing carpet on stairs

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Old 07-28-05, 12:53 PM
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Replacing carpet on stairs

We are thinking about replacing the carpet on our stairs, what would be the best type of flooring to use? Is this something that we could do ourselves or would it be better to hire it done and what kind of money are we looking at either way?
 
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Old 07-30-05, 08:06 PM
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Your post is in the Vinyl Forum. Does this mean that you are considering replacing carpet on stairs with vinyl? This is not a good idea because it will require edge pieces to hold vinyl and will not look good on stairs.

If your stairs are carpeted, then replacing with new carpet is probably your best option, as solid 3/4" treads and risers may not have been used. If they were, then you need to sand and finish the wood beneath.

There may be plywood beneath. Replacing treads and risers with 3/4" solid hardwood may or may not be an option.

http://www.sizes.com/home/stairs.htm

Check out this thread:

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=222953

Your local building codes may be different from those of the national codes. Tread depth is usually 10" and riser height 7 3/4".

http://www.arcways.com/IRC2003.pdf
 

Last edited by twelvepole; 07-30-05 at 09:04 PM.
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