How to cover, or re-do stairs, removing carpet..

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  1. May 25, 2018 #1

    falconbrother

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    What's a good way to redo stairs in a modern house that came with carpet on the stairs? I know that under that carpet is rough wood. Can I strip it, sand it and stain it? Is there a product consistent with vinyl plank that will cover it? I intend to end up with a carpet runner over wood or vinyl (fake wood).
     
  2. May 25, 2018 #2

    Snoonyb

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    Either add the carpet runner and the vinyl as a side feature, or the reverse.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2018 #3

    Rusty

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    You can put engineered planks over it if you are handy at stuff like that. Would need some matching stair nose. Don't use laminate, it contracts and expands too much.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2018 #4

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  5. Jun 29, 2018 #5

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    Post a picture of these stairs.
    There's a whole lot of factors involved that need to be concidered to have it come out looking nice.
    What tools do you have?
    What's your woodworking experience?
     
  6. Jun 30, 2018 #6

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    And are they going to follow codes?
     
  7. Jun 30, 2018 #7

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    With enough information the OP can decide if it does not comply, what he might or should do . Many people don't know until it is to late.
     

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