I'm thinking about putting tile on my stairs. What about tiling the step and painting the riser? Would that wo

beburmeierSeptember 21, 2012
Stairs now carpeted--too much wear. Tile would be lower maintainance but overhang might present a problem for installing tile. Plus the stair are wood underneath and would need reinforcement for tile. A half-and-half situation might solve that problem. Thoughts?
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Tile might be a tad more slippery depending on the texture of the tile. If you want tile treads you need 1/4" Hardy Board screwed down first. I would still use a wood bullnose edge on each tread then tile the tread . Might be a nice look.
    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 7:09AM
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Remember what every you do to change the height of the steps by adding to the top of the tread has by code must be added to the floor at the top of the stair. The added height itself may put the rise in violation of code if the rise exceeds 8". I would consider routing the major portion of the tread area by 1/16th of an inch and inlay a textured laminate of plastic or metal.
    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 9:42PM
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Not sure you understand what your saying. By adding flooring to the bottom floor and then each tread all remains equal. Keep a tile tread the same thickness as your bottom floor surface heigth and you achieve the same thing.
    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 6:36AM
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I can't see adding tiles to your stairs. How about photos of your own stairs?
    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 6:19AM
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