Q: What type of glue do you recommend using on stair nosing?
A: Either a generous zigzag of carpenters glue, applied both to the nosing and sub floor, or a polyurethane adhesive. You can get these in cartridge form.
- Wrapping stair nosing
I have stairs with pickets. I assume from the other questions that I have to take those up and put them back when done. Is it OK to just glue down the hard wood and use no nails, and if not, is it OK to nail in engineered planks? I…
- Matching stair nosing perfectly with floor
How can I tell if the finish on my floor is a water-based or oil-based polyurethane? How can I match the finish for my nosing perfectly with my floor? Which is a better finish water or oil? Can you recommend a finish made by a particular company?
- Open stair case
I am installing oak hardwood flooring, using stair nosing's, on a staircase which is partially open on one side. What is the best way to match up the ends of the risers with the stair skirt?
- Stair nosing in more than one piece?
Q: I plan on installing laminate wood flooring on a stair landing and a couple of stairs. My question has to do with the stair nosing. My steps are about 47-1/2" wide. Most pre-made nosings I've seen come in 47" or 94" long pieces. As you can see, I will…
- Tie in stair nosing correctly
I'm installing 3/4" flooring in hallways. There are 2 steps down into the front room. I'm not quite sure how to install the stair nose pieces, one of which will be parallel to the rest of the planks, and one perpendicular. One of my concerns is that beneath the stairnose…
- No glue floor
Q: We are going to replace carpet that is over concrete, that is in our living room and dining room. We do not want to glue down a floor and we are running into problems about selection of a good product. We are trying to install the wood up to…