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Carol Sybrowsky

You also need to take into consideration the thickness of the finish flooring to be installed at the bottom of the run and at the top. We had a home where the flooring at the bottom of the staircase was thick stone. Consequently, the rise for the first step up was a bit shorter (about 3/4") than all the rest of the steps. Our second story had Gyp-crete added for sound proofing. That made the last step about 1/2" higher than the rest of the run. We loved having a quiet house but always tripped on that last step.

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Krista Shalley
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