Tiling Stairs?


Old 01-13-04, 10:22 AM
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Tiling Stairs?

Has anyone had any bad experiences when tiling stairs?

We decided we didn't want to carpet stairs this time around so we are left with wood or tile. The problem we are facing with either of those options is that our steps are not box shaped. They extend past the base by an inch or two and then round out. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old 01-13-04, 10:43 AM
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cut the round off of your steps. Make them square. Tileing stairs looks good, but you need to make sure it can take the weight. wood would look better, but there's the cost.
Either way, you need to cut the bullnose off.
Old 01-13-04, 10:58 AM
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The problem with cutting off the two inches of extended wood entirely is that is significantly reduces the size of the steps. Can we cut off just the bull nose and still be able to tile?
Old 01-13-04, 12:38 PM
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probably not, you would still have the front edge to deal with.

how about this, cut off just the rounded nose and build up the back of the riser to match thickness, then it will be square and still be a deep step.
Old 01-15-04, 12:32 PM
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Fur out the riser. You can make the curve, it just takes time, and cut tiles.
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