Stair Tread for Carpet

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Stair Tread for Carpet

Post by Futrell » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:04 pm

Hello, I was wondering when framing stairs that you know will have carpet on them, should you just go with 3/4 plywood and flush the tread with the riser? In the past I used stair treads with a bullnose front and let them over hang the riser a little, but they were later stained. In this case, I wasn’t sure if the bullnose would make it more difficult for the carpet installer or not. Also, if I do flush the tread, would it be better to angle the riser at about 1.5” from the top to the bottom to make it a little easier to walk up? As opposed to the common 90 degree angle on most risers.

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Re: Stair Tread for Carpet

Post by Shannon » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:43 pm

You still want the bull nose , it looks better and the carpet installer will supply wrap around it and staple the carpet up into the bottom corner
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Re: Stair Tread for Carpet

Post by VanTry2DIY » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:21 am

Our house's stairs came carpeted with no noses and are very slippery. In doing some research on our plans to replace the carpet with hardwood, I found accidents are significantly less likely on stairs with noses up to a little over 1/2". So in addition to looking better as Shannon mentioned, the bull noses will make your stairs safer.

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