Hardwood floor at stairs

I'm getting ready to lay hardwood floor but have question regarding bullnose stair edge (floor boards being parallel to bullnose). Since this piece has the groove I assume it normally gets installed last. Since the floor will have to be installed from the opposite side because of the location of tongue how do you get this last piece to fit exactly where it needs to be at the stairs? Is the whole floor measured off this edge piece? Thanks in advance K
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That's the way I did mine last year. In my case the far wall was only 3 feet away, across a landing. I placed the stair edge, then assembled pieces of flooring until they reached the far wall, and marked where I had to start. I had to rip the first piece of flooring to get it to the correct starting width. Then started nailing using the marked location and everything fit great.
If your layout is too wide to easily trial fit the whole thing, you need to measure very carefully. I found that the actual width of my flooring ( 2 3/4") was off from the nominal measurement by a very small amount, about 1/32". You can fit up a bunch of boards, let's say ten boards, measure the whole thing, then divide by ten to get a true installed width.
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Dennis


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On Sep 18, 7:20 am, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

You could start with the stair piece and reverse the direction using a spline. See this thread for directions:
http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t 52
JK
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