Q: We recently had hardwood floors laid in the living area of our home. However, the stair banister (leading to the basement) had metal spindles holding it up. How can we get the spindles back onto the new floor?
A: That is really best left to a stair/rail professional.
Stair spindles and installing flooring on the stairs
Q: How do I deal with stair spindles while trying to install laminate or wood flooring on the stairs to my second floor? Assuming I remove the spindles, how do I fit the wood or laminate so that the spindles can be replaced? A: You really need a professional stair…
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How do I install the laminate around the spindles? Do I notch it? Then continue laminating on the other side of the railing to the dropoff and finish it with bullnose on the edge? Then quarter round the expansion gaps around each spindle and banister?Or can I remove the whole…
Putting poly on floors
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Currently we have carpeted stairs with open risers from our lower level to upper level. What is the best way to replace with hardwoods?
Open stair case
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Installing on steel joists, metal grating and concrete
I'm designing a gallery where I'm using maple flooring, I'm trying to figure out how to fix it down to the floor, but keep getting stuck. The floor is constructed with steel joists with corrugated metal grating above with cast in place concrete poured on top. How do you attach…