I'd like to lay hardwood on the stairs that was previously covered in
carpet. I plan to use pre-finished flush stair nose ( e.g.
) in combination
with pre-finished planks for treads and same for risers. My concern
is as follows...
Ideally, for maximum support of the stair nose, I'd like to remove to
current bullnose overhang from the pine tread. However, the tread
(and riser) is supported via notches in stringers from both sides.
They are press fitted, glued and shimmed from the bottom of the
stairs. Is it safe and allowed by code to trim the bullnose overhang
flush with the stringer? Or am I better off laying the stair nose on
the rounded edge?