How to install laminate on stairs

Just go slow. Make all your cuts nice a straight. Before you even begin with this project you should ask yourself. Do you have little kids running around wearing just socks? If so, you may not want to install laminate on your stairs. No doubt about it looks nice as can be. But is very slippery, to say the least.

OK, for the big bucks. The stair nosing that I used in this video was not cheap at all. When you go to buy the laminate floor of your choice ask them if they have “matching” stair nosing. Very important, you’ll be surprised by how many manufacturers don’t.


51 thoughts on “How to install laminate on stairs”

  1. I don't remember, but it was bought from Home Depot. However I done this tons of times and never cut off the existing bull nose.

  2. Dom, Just watched your video on installing laminate on stairs. Great video, thanks. My question is, do I follow the same procedure on a concrete landing that is 7' X 14', ie: glue entire floor down? Also, since I can't nail the stair nose down, do I have to install recessed screws?

  3. Loved the video, but a question: Most of the laminate sites I've visited instruct you to cut off the existing bull nose to make "flush edge", before installing the new bullnose which will fit flush with the laminate. Sounds like a lot of labor and mess! So, who manufactured the product you used in the video, since they stated you could put it directly over the existing bullnose? I want to use this stuff! Thanks!

  4. I want to know can I install my laminate, flooring and stairs perpendicular to each other, if it is possible than how we can finish flooring near the stair nosing. please if you have any videos or any suggestion please email me

  5. The best thing I can tell you would be to go to like Home Depot and look for a laminate stair nosing that matches or dam close to it. You will also have to glue down the Allure. However a laminate nosing has a edge on it that allows for the thickness of that type of flooring. So you may need to mill it down. Nope not as hard as it sounds. You would just shave down the top with a table saw. But then you will have to re-stain it. Gee this sounds like a great video for me to make..

  6. Dominic–

    We had the Allure TILE (Livorno Onyx) professionally installed in our kitchen by a tile guy, but he did not finish the job by installing it on our two steps that lead down to the mudroom. He said we should use real tile there—(13 x 13– but it's so far impossible to find matching tile this size). He thinks it would be very difficult to even out the stairs so as to be able to install the Allure "tile" on the steps. We have concrete below the flooring on these two steps. These steps are also right next to the washing machine, so moisture will be an issue.The other issue
    is finding matching stair nosing–apparently Allure does not make them, nor does Allure make matching thresholds. HELP!!!

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