The stringers extend above and below the risers on either side so that the flooring would have to meet flush with the stringers, creating an interior right angle. However, the flooring is supposed to have 1/4" on either side for expansion and contraction, wich would leave a 1/4" gap between the stringer and the flooring. I could simply use moulding, but don't know how I would extend it around the curved stair nose. My contractor has suggested a clean bead of paintable caulk might be my best option, and that might be what I'm stuck with, but I'd rather do something a little nicer, if I can come up with any ideas.
Unfortunately, dissassembling the stairs is not an option.
A cross section of the stairs looks something like this:
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Any advice would be welcome.