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whit.millwork

04:13PM | 05/15/07
Member Since: 04/10/03
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i have to laminate some stairs. what type of glue should i use to glue down. laminate is normally a floating floor, but on stairs, i glue down everything? the stairs are open on one end, so i must put a return on one end with the nosing. but then also return the return itself with a little tiny piece by possible bisquiting together?i asked one pro and he said he normally discourages people from putting laminate on stairs cause he dont like doing it. i'm not scared. i think it will look sweet, i just need a little guidance. one more thing, the nosing is an overlapped nosing. can a person cut off overlap and route a tongue and groove or is that totally not proper procedure.

flooringworldDOTorg

11:10AM | 05/16/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
it depends on the type of laminate it is.

Check with the manufacturer.

They should have a website with isntallation information

For instance, Pergo laminate flooring recommends use of a good quality construction adhesive, but others recommend the use of their own specialty adhesive for stair applicaions.

As to the the nosing, you could use a router but you would need the router bit for the product. Some manufacturers, like Pergo, have them available, while others do not.

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whit.millwork

06:20PM | 05/17/07
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
name brand is wilsonart. nother question concerns t-molding and reducers. appears that wilsonart does not come with the metal strip that you screw down to the floor that the molding snaps into. i kinda like that metal strip. without it i have to liquid nail the strip down and set something heavy on it or predrill and nail it down? flooringworldDOT, have you done reurns on laminate stair nosings. nosings normally run past stringer inch or so on the side and return to stringer? how do you secure small return to end?

flooringworldDOTorg

12:30PM | 05/18/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
is this wilsonart tap-n-lock ?

http://www.mairmg.com/wilsonart/commercial/architect/uploads/ComTNLinstall%20V2.pdf

for open ended stairs you have to make a frame to frame in the step, out of the nosing materials.

it is also important for stairs to cut off the rounded nosings so they are square and offer a more stable footprint for the nosing to be anchored to.

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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