How to Correctly Install a Stair Nose When Laying Laminate Flooring

Written by billy brainard
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Laminate flooring continues to become a stronger and more versatile product in the flooring industry. There are multiple colours and styles along with a textured surface that gives it a real wood look at a fraction of the cost. Laminate flooring is designed for rooms, hallways, and stairways, and is a great way to increase your home's value. With the right tools and following a few basic steps, you will be on your way to enjoying your new flooring.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil/pen
  • Wood saw
  • Hacksaw
  • Liquid nails (tube)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Clear the step of the stairway of any loose debris and measure the width of the step with the measuring tape.

  2. 2

    Cut the wood stair nose moulding to the measurement from the previous step with the wood saw. Cut the metal track to the measurement from the previous step with the hacksaw.

  3. 3

    Install the metal track on the stair nose with the liquid nails glue. Install the track just close enough to the edge of the stair nose to allow the edge of the stair case moulding to hang over. Allow time for the glue to dry, by following the guidelines on the tube of glue.

  4. 4

    Apply glue to the stair nose moulding and insert it into the metal track. Allow time for the glue to dry, by following the guidelines on the tube of glue.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid contact of the glue adhesive to your hands and work in a well ventilated place to avoid directly inhaling the fumes.

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