Installation of Stair Nosing Trims when finishing steps with flooring planks.
- Measure across the front of the step. Place the molding flat on a miter saw, face up and cut it to match the measurement.
- Run a bead of construction adhesive across the top front of the step, 1 inch from the edge. Place the stair nose molding in place. Using a drill with a 1/16-inch drill bit, drill holes down through the top of the stair nose 2 inches from its edge, spaced 6 inches apart.
- Hammer 2-inch screw nails into the holes. Stop when the nail is within 1/4-inch of the surface of the molding and use a nail set to finish driving the nail 1/8-inch below the surface of the molding.
- Cut miters on either end of the molding with a miter saw for stairwells, landings or anywhere steps are made with two pieces at an angle. Fit the miters together. Drill and nail the pieces together as you would any straight piece. Use a matching color crayon to fill the nail holes.
- Place the first piece of hardwood flooring butted tight against the flat part of the bull nose and continue installing the remainder of the flooring.
Things You Will Need:
Cordless screw gun
1/16-inch drill bit
2-inch screw nails (nails with threads)
*IMPORTANT NOTE, DO NOT INSTALL FLOORING BEFORE NOSING. NOSINGS COME IN A VARIETY OF SPECIFIC SIZES AND PRESETTING FLOORING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
*IF YOU MUST SET THE FLOORING BEFORE NOSING YOU MUST REQUEST THE MECHANICAL DRAWINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPECIFIC FLOORING NOSING TO ENSURE PROPER SET BACK. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
*Hardwood Distribution (www.weshipfloors.com) is not responsible for improper installation or lack of preparation prior to installation.