Quarantine 2020 has turned into Home Renovation Quarantine for the Kleiber’s. We replaced our entire second floor carpeting with laminant flooring. Then we were faced with the dillema of what to do with the remainig front and back stairs. The front curved staircase , pictured below was tiled (see link for project details). I really like how the front tile staircase turned out but it was labor intensive and a bit expensive for our backstairs. So we agreed that laminant stairs was a good option, using the same material we had used on the upstairs flooring.
Here’s how the second floor laminant looks:
Step 1 – Start by removing carpet, nail boards, nails(from the nail boards that had secured the carpeting) and staples
Measure Each Step by Width/Heigth of both Step and Face – our stairs were not perfectly square, so each cut was a little different. Yes, this took a long time… We used one and a half boards per surface, then bullnose on the edge of each step. Under the bullnose, theres a metal strip that is screwed down to the wooden stair (top of step). Then the laminant pieces are glued with liquid nails. Allowing to dry at least 24 hours before anyone walks on them.
Final – Here’s a look at the finished stairs, we love how it turned out. The bullnose on the front of each stairs really adds a nice look and added traction.