Vinal plank and stairs

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falconbrother

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I want to put down some vinal plank due to it's ability to stand up to pets, the reasonable cost, and I'd like to also do my stairs. How do I pull the carpet off and cover those stairs?
 

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Putting vinyl down might be a whole nother deal. everything is not a pretty as one might think under carpet.
The carpet will be stapled in place and you just have to start pulling up the corners, if you can grab it with a pair of pliers. If not cut a slot so you can get a crow bar under it to get it started.
Each step and riser is often a separate piece. Then you pull off the underlay and then you have mountains of staples to get out. Only then you can stand back and see what needs to be done for the next layer of flooring.
 

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Is there a vinyl plank product that covers stairs? I have seen laminate stair covers (and they are expensive).
 

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sheet vinyl is a whole different animal than vinyl planks.
OP: have you looked under the carpet yet? What kind of floor or subfloor is there now?
 
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