My home was built in late 80's. still had original carpet. Pulled up carpet and put in HW floors and wanted the entrance to pop. So I did this....first impressions. I figured, hey...I was pretty good at geometry..I can use a saw...Considering the state of craftsmanship when I started, I feel like I did well.
Stain • Polyurethane • Grout • Drill • Mortar • Patience • Sealer • Tape measure • 42 inch hw step treads • Wrought iron ballasters • Newels • Radial arm saw • Protractor • Handrails • Tile of choice
Initial..After Carpet was removed
Found I was missing center Stringers...had to add.. So much for building inspectors.
View from foyer upstairs
Top looking down. I decided to tile foyer, thinking tile would hold up better to wear,fading, water, snow, etc.