Old existing staircase in need of restyiling. How to over clad it. Help

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  1. Jonny Vee

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    As per attached photos. I have an old staircase which need a bit of modernization. I have seen someone cladding it with solid timber flooring but not sure how works around the bullnose area. How would you do it.

    Any help and tips is welcomed

    Tnanks
     

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    You cut all of the lips where the bullnose is, so you end up with sharp edges.
    Then basically line the staircase with 15 or 18mm steps (with bullnose edges) and 3, 6 or 9mm risers.
    All cut of the appropriate dimension.
     
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    just be aware you are not only reducing the tread strength by a bit to quite a lot by removing the nose plus any thing more than 6mm added on top or 6mm forward can induce a trip hazard as the brain within 2 steps will work out the level and expect the same as you go ??
     
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    Mine was like that, I sanded the treads and Hard wax oiled. The wood was good, like yours.

    I then applied thin plywood to the risers, so they were smooth, painted them.
     
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    What are you on about???
    The nose is pure decoration, removing it doesn't compromise the structure of the staircase.
    Then the only higher step will be the first.
    All the others will remain of the same size.

    Op, I forgot to add.
    As you're refurbishing the staircase, this is a good opportunity to "fix" it a bit.
    If you have access to its underside, you can address any squeak and movement by reinforcing it with screws, brackets, wall fixing, etc.
     
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    I would try this first which is a lot less work.
    The only concern is that centre run which even after a good sanding down might still be very noticeable.
     
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    don’t know why it’s sideways, sorry
     
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    "Modernise" it with some carpet :rolleyes:
     
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    I know this was the idea at beginning but realized it get dirty pretty soon and prefer the taste of seen it in wood.
     
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    No, please.
    You can't beat a wooden staircase.
     
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    It will still be wooden :rolleyes:

    Timber flights and steps can look nice despite being damn noisy and a slip and chip hazard. but TBH, I've not seen an over-clad stair flight that does not look like it was errr, overclad, amateurish and bit crap - especially when the nosings or full nosings are lost.
     
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    Come on woody!
    Are you joining the other reetards who can't work out the obvious?
    By wooden staircase, I mean "exposed", "uncovered" wood.
    I hope you knew that.

    Anyhow, you don't know good carpenters if you think that a "lined" staircase looks odd or wrong.
     
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    Bombshell :eek:

    IIRC, Jesus was a chippie, and I doubt if even he could perform a miracle and make lined stairs look natural
     
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