I want to replace the carpeting on my stairs with laminate flooring.
Simple enough for the stairs and risers, but the stringers are also
carpeted and I don't have a clue as to how to "dress" them, other than
possibly leaving the carpet on them (the stringers), which I would
rather not do.
Does anyone have suggestions please? Thanks!
Bill in Alberta
Carpeted stringers make a certain fashion statement !
Personally I would not do laminate stairs because they're so slick - a
spill, or running down the stairs in socks, is dangerous. Well, if
you're me it's dangerous.
Are the stairs, risers, and stringer "construction grade" - as in, not
meant to be seen ?
Yep, stringers are ugly under the existing carpeting. I hear what you
are saying about the laminate on stairs...solid oak is a much safer
On Nov 12, 3:41 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Don't confuse cheap laminate with good laminate. I've had my stairs done
for many years now and it is safer than the carpet that used to be on there.
I walk up and down them often with just my socks and never had the slighted
bit of slipperiness. The better brands make a bull nose especially for the
Not being able to see them it is difficult to say exactly what would work.
In my case, I just stained them to match the laminate. On one side of a
split stair it was open. I used a pine board to make a side and stained
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