Laminate flooring is an alternative to other floor types. If you want to install laminate flooring on stairs then do a lot of research and find the information correctly. Along with the flooring, you will need stair nose that can be ordered with your laminate. Laminate flooring cutter tools may include a hammer, scraper, screw gun, utility knife and some other hand tools.
Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs:
- Preparing your flooring:
- Laminate flooring can be installed on stairs and this can be high gloss and very slippery.
- The major issue with installing laminate flooring on stairs is durability.
- When choosing your laminate, specify that you want matching nose stripping.
- You may need to cut a number of boards to fill in extra spaces.
- To acclimate your flooring, remove the boards from their packaging and stack them in an open space.
- Remove any carpet and tack strip and make sure to wear gloves while you are removing the carpet.
- Make sure that each of the steps is level so that the laminate boards will sit properly.
- You can cut off the overhang using the jigsaw or else you can use a piece of plywood to pad the riser.
- Next, you have to do is cut the laminate thread pieces and stair nosing to length.
- The thread piece should not extend all the way to the edge of the step as to leave the room for the top nosing.
- To cut the nose stripping measures the length of the exposed thread to fit the angle of the stairs.
- Installing the Laminate:
- The easiest way to install your laminate flooring is to start at the top of the stairs.
- To install the tread pieces, apply beads of good quality wood glue to the subfloor.
- The next step is to put the risers into place which are the vertical parts of the stairs.
- To install the stair nosing, apply a bead of construction glue to the subfloor and drill a countersink hole for each of the screws by using a combination bit.
- Insert the wood screws by leaving the plastic tape in place until after you have covered the screws.
- Make sure you take your time and install your laminate flooring carefully and complete the stairs.
- Finish it completely:
- Use a plastic knife to cut smoothly and carefully fill in the screw holes. After the noise strip is filled then remove the plastic tape covering the nosing.
- It is important to clean the stairs immediately and peel off any remaining tape from the stair nosing.
- You should leave your stair overnight and allow the new flooring to settle.
This process will take time and patience; take your time for the best results. Always wear protective equipment when working with power tools. Hopefully, all your cuts are tight to the edges and you are happy with your new staircase.