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    Default Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    Except for the landing I will rip out existing pine stair treads and risers.There are 4 treads. Replacing with pre finished 3/4 hard wood and nosing.
    Question what sequence do I install? Nosing has the grove end...Glue down? Im afraid I will get square off stapling rest of landing and stair tread, then nose will be crooked.
    I have never installed hardwood before. I know that the starter strip will be the most critical.
    Any advise or caution appreciated.
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    Are you talking about using hardwood flooring for stair treads?
    Jack
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    Default Re: Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    Yes, with matching nose.
    Thanks,
    Rick

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    Default Re: Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    Personally ... I wouldn't remove the existing treads and replace with t&g hardwood flooring .... you would be better off leaving the existing in place and covering over with say 1/2 inch engineered flooring.

    Otherwise you may end up with disappointing results from noisy and springy stairs especially if there isn't a middle stringer..... in my opinion.

    If you are going through all that work to remove the treads consider getting solid wood ones installed.

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    Default Re: Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    I agree with Canuk, use the right stuff for a good job.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Replace Carpeted stairs and landing with hardwood

    What if I leave the tread(existing)but cut the pine nose

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