Stair nose molding – Finishing out front edge of stairs is critical to overall look of stairs. Installation of this molding is one of most important parts of making stairs look good and function properly. Casting is available in plastic, metal and wood. A metal blade can be used on both metal and plastic, and a wooden knife to be used on wood molding
Measure distance from one side of step to next. Cut off end of stair nose molding with a miter saw to ensure a square cut end from which to measure. Place end of tape on square-cut end of mold and label according to width of step. Cut mold with miter. Place a mark 1 inch from each of ends of mold. Measuring from one end of piece of stair nose shape and make marks every 6 inches.
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As most of stair nose molding hangs over front edge of steps to make sure that marks are far enough from front edge of mold, nails will secure it to step. Pre-drill holes of marks with a 1/16-inch should. Drill from top of mold so that each splinters arising as a result of drilling on bottom of mold. 5th turn back in mold and sand drilled areas until shreds are removed. Turn mold again, and set it in place on steps to check its fit. Adjust it if necessary. Sixth Attach mold to step of finishing nails. Drive each nail in just short of surface of mold. Run nail to just below surface of mold.