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Stairs at the Thomas Mouland House traditional-staircase

Stairs at the Thomas Mouland House

About 100 years of colourful flooring material was taken up from the kitchen of this house located in Bonavista, Newfoundland. While most of it was damaged, we did manage to repurpose it to create an interesting staircase. This coastal home was restored for CapeRace Cultural Adventures Eco-Culture Experience travel. Photo by Donna Griffith

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May 17, 2014
karttikaj wrote:
What floor did you end up with in the kitchen? So many layers!
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Unfortunately none of the pieces were salvageable so the stairs were a way of remembering what we found. It's too bad nobody has researched the incredible artwork that existed back then-- todays selection for floor covering is so limited.
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December 9, 2013
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Risers and treds... we used small black tacks... be sure to use a very hard-drying pint before as chips are difficult to touch up....
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Lily Gahagan added this to Idea of the Week: Salvage Style Steps Up
See these stairs? You'll never guess what they were originally...
When this homeowner discovered 100 years worth of linoleum and sailcloth under the kitchen floor, he salvaged enough to cover one stair with each layer.
...this staircase uses all of the layers of the kitchen floor, in order from oldest to newest, from bottom to top.

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cassiejane77 added this to cassiejane77's Ideas
January 17, 2015
That is just cool.
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Oil cloth?
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Eclectic staircase
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Creative Design.
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Canvas stairs!
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színes linó
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use lino to cover ugly stairs?
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Front steps
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stairwell treatment
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July 23, 2014
Very cool!!!
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May 30, 2014
paint this? from Cape Race Cultural Adventures Newfoundland
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April 1, 2014
Love the stairs
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March 31, 2014
interesting idea, don't like the execution though
Kristina DeLeo added this to Transitional Spaces
March 29, 2014
interesting for a secondary staircase...
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March 23, 2014
cute stair
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stairs covered in linoleum
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Crazy stairs
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wallpaper stairs
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Old linoleum
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Lino idea
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Use different fabric
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Idea of different face and tops
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linoleum stairs
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January 1, 2014
This is just wonderful
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December 29, 2013
wallpaper on stairs
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For Sonja
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My stairs Is it linoleum?
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cool. but no.
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love quirky ideas for steps
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It is the coolest, I just Love the rustic!
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Lino idea
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October 31, 2013
might like it better with step and then riser the same instead of riser and step??
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another idea to add colour to the stairs
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linoleum tile
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Very different and creative. Love it.
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October 14, 2013
Interesting and fun stair concept--great example of how stairs would be finished with wood bullnosing
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Colourful stairs
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umm.. awesome
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a fun back stair treatment
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Linoleum risers
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the mix~
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September 15, 2013
..this staircase uses all of the layers of the kitchen floor, in order from oldest to newest, from bottom to top.
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Different carpet on each stair
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lino scraps - one per step
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For basement stairs?
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vintage edgy style
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Colorful stairs
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salvaged stairs
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It gives such a fun approach to changing my stairs to the basement.
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a way to brighten up stairs
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stair treads to studio room and other landing
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stair risers
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Stair risers using old materials from the the original house.
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Vinyl pattern stairs
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design riser
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the stair design for basement
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Vintage lino
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Basement stairs??
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love this idea
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Stairs decoupaged
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Stair appliques
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Love these stairs!
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Our stairs
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Use any wallpaper of your choice for stairs!!!
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Absent stairway railing. Railing above instead of wall. Border parallel on opposite walls.
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1331 back stairs
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wallpaper risers
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stair idea
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using old laminate flooring on cool
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This could be done with Arab- house "carpet style" tiles also
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colorful stair risers
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using old linoleum flooring to back a staircase
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great idea!
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many layers of linoleum retrieved from the kitchen floor, for risers
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Linoleum stairs
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Uses old vintage flooring from kitchen
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Stairs, linoleum
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Linoleum stairs
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old lino from the restoration used on risers!
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Vinyl step treads.
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linoleum patchwork
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idea of the green flooring to cut an tac on the stairs?
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different linoleum on each stair
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Great idea for Julie's house!
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kitchen flooring from oldest to newest, bottom to top
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Stencil stairs
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December 27, 2012
Ripped up linoleum -from this house was cut to size and adhered to wooden stairs.I love it,how many linoleum floors did they have? I would love to find a stockpile of that-especially in old fashioned florals.
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linoleum stair treads?
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December 23, 2012
What about folding panels on the stairs to change the look depending on your mood.
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Vintage flooring
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old lino as history of house
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kitchen flooring on the stairs
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...this staircase uses all of the layers of the kitchen floor, in order from oldest to newest, from bottom to top.
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wow j'adore ces contre-marche
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December 16, 2012
Old linoleum risers - how clever! Love this! ;-)
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Vintage flooring on the staircase
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Stairs covered in old linoleum found in layers in house!
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get old scraps for this
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old linoleum put to creative use
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Interesting stair idea
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October 22, 2012
maybe could paint or stain the steps?
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October 21, 2012
Cool stairway idea. Don't have Lino in the house but could salvage scraps?
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October 21, 2012
Fun patterns
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layers of kitchen lino, taken up in renovation and used on stair treads. Oldest lino at bottom and newest on top
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Groove on up-cycling.
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Different stuff on each riser
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wallpaper, other paper, vinyl
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the red tread
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funky use of linoleum for beach house
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Hmmm, interesting
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Pull up the carpet and do this with linoleum samples?
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August 31, 2012
i think if they made this all one pattern or 2 it would loo very cool.
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old wallpaper?
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Love the floor
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Not huge on the patterns but dig the idea
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risers are covered with different linoleums sail cloths
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More colorful risers, very cool.
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July 31, 2012
love the old linoleum! why did i throw that stuff out?
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scraps of linoleum for stair risers
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July 20, 2012
stairs done in old fabrics is almost as interesting as having Harley paint/letter the BOOK staircase.
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Clever idea for stairway
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