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
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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