Ok, so I've run into a problem, there is a landing near the top of the stairs it is roughly 36"x33". It is currently covered with what appears to be oak. The oak isn't necessarily togune and groove but has a Z like profile. It's not in all that great of shape. My thought is to replace it.
I'm wondering if I can use the excess 1" red oak I had after I ripped each tread. I measured and I have enough material, but I don't have a way of routing in the T&G without purchasing that bit.
Can I just cut and glue up the remnant strips and then glue it in place? leaving a 1/8" expansion gap? or do I need to convert the material to T&G?
I'm not sure what's under the existing flooring but using the left over red oak would make the entire stairs the same.