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repairs stairs - should I get pre-made risers? Tile?
netrate on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 09:18 (updated 07/25/13 - 07:45)
I have just finished taking the carpet and the tiles from the stairs. I was going to get some GLUE REMOVER, but I am not sure if it is worth it. I was looking at Lowes, where they have oak risers on sale for $19.99 (just oak veneer with particle board). But I am not sure how I want to approach it. I would love to just remove the paint and sand down the cedar and paint it white, but I know it won't last. I am putting laminate flooring at the bottom of the stairs, but I am not a big fan of using laminate flooring for the stairs and riser. So I am at a bit of a standstill - I haven't ruled out carpeting yet. 1) Should I bother removing the glue? 2) What do most people do with stairs? 3) Is it going to be too expensive to get some maple or oak and redo the stairs myself? Thank you in advance.