Forum Title: Stair Nose or Stair Tread?
Hi Everyone, I am looking for some advice on the best way to approach the toughest part of my hardwood installation/patching process. I have white oak floors that end in the living room and then there is a 1 stair reduction/doorway into the next room. The wood goes perpendicular to the doorway. There was never hardwood in this area, only a makeshift pine stair tread that was underneath carpeting. My question is: How can I make this transition look proper? As you can see from the pics, the hardwood ends about 6 inches before the wall in the adjoining room (right at the door jamb). I know it is technically a top step and generally the hardwood would butt perpendicular to the stair nose, but it would be a lot of extra work. I am now considering using a stair tread to fill the extra space and avoid lacing 48'' in width to add an extra ~4 of length. Would this look terrible? Is there a best practice for this sort of thing? I am concerned about how it would look with a 8 stair tread with grain running perpendicular to the floor, as opposed to just a couple of inches of a stair nose at the edge. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Of course I am open to any suggestions that I haven't already considered as well. Thanks! I am also adding an image of how the pine threshold used to look before removing
Category: Flooring Post By: KYLE MUNOZ (Coon Rapids, MN), 02/02/2019

On my phone it looks like the existing was a stair tread. Just replace it matching the wood on top BTW fire the painter.

- KIRK RODGERS (Redondo Beach, CA), 04/21/2019

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