Our problem is the open stairway leading to the loft. It is in the former carpeted area. The four newells are toenailed into the old plywood, and of course the end of the riser rests on the plywood.
Do we need to remove the stairway (or jack it up, remove all the plywood, install the new flooring beneath it, then cut the end of the newells level with the new floor? Or can we cut the plywood from around the newells, leaving them on plywood "shims," and then refloor?
Any suggestions appreciated.