Forum Title: Hardwood Flooring on Stairs
I'm replacing all wall-to-wall carpeting with prefinished 3/4 solid 2 1/4 inch red oak t&g strip flooring (Muskoka). I would like the same flooring on the stairs leading to the second floor. My plan is to remove the micro bevel from each strip with a router, glue the strips together, route the nosing and attach each tread. The current tread under the stair carpeting is 3/4. I've read lots of reasons for NOT doing stair treads this way, primarily from tread manufacturers and was looking for some feedback from those that have actually done this or have opinions as to whether this is a good way to go. I've completed putting this flooring on the first floor and like the product.
Category: Flooring Post By: LAURA LEE (Arlington Heights, IL), 03/20/2019

JIMMIEM said: ? I'm replacing all wall-to-wall carpeting with prefinished 3/4 solid 2 1/4 inch red oak t&g strip flooring (Muskoka). I would like the same flooring on the stairs leading to the second floor. My plan is to remove the micro bevel from each strip with a router, glue the strips together, route the nosing and attach each tread. The current tread under the stair carpeting is 3/4. I've read lots of reasons for NOT doing stair treads this way, primarily from tread manufacturers and was looking for some feedback from those that have actually done this or have opinions as to whether this is a good way to go. I've completed putting this flooring on the first floor and like the product.Click to expand... How is that nosing going to look after you have routed the finish off? Sounds like twice as much work as using proper 5/4 treads.

- GREG CURTIS (Greeley, CO), 04/15/2019

I had to make some transition pieces out of the flooring where it abutts a vinyl floor in one room and a slate floor in another. I had to chamfer the edges which removed the factory finish. The flooring is natural and applying an oil semigloss polyurethane gave an indistinguishable match. If I couldn't have gotten the match I wouldn't have even thought about making the stair nosings. Muskoka does not make stair treads so I would have had to find them someplace else anyway.

- DWAYNE MORAN (Pasco, WA), 05/17/2019

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