|Forum topic by bluekingfisher||posted 12-15-2011 01:48 PM||3293 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-15-2011 01:48 PM
As part of my seemigly endless home remodeling, SWMBO has asked if I could lay a hardwood floor on our stair treads to match the floor in the entrance hall
We have a spiral staircase, doubling back 180 degrees from top to bottom. This is not a problem initself (few more angles to consider and cut) but the treads are MDF with a bullnose front edge protruding over the riser by about 3/4”. The floor planks are 3” x 3/4”
Does anyone know how I would have to approach this job? do I rout off the bullnose flush with the riser and then edge band the routed edge (not my first choice bearing in mind the dust produced by this method)...... or do I have to double up and glue two flooring planks to create an inch and a half blank/plank then rout a cove on the back edge to cap over the bullnose on the tread?
I have seen what looks like a cap peice in an office building staircase but decided not to get down on my hands and knees to investigate further at the time.
Do flooring manufacturers generally provide a cap peice for this purpose? just haven’t come across them at all
Just one of those jobs where I can’t see the wood for the trees (pun intended)
Any help much appreciated.
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