Bottom Stair question

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by redrobh, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. redrobh

    redrobh New Member

    Quick one, I am tiling my hallway, the bottom stair on my staircase is not fixed yet, should I tile it in or cut it onto the tiles?
  2. joiner1959

    joiner1959 Active Member

    Fix the last tread and riser in place and tile up to it.
  3. big all

    big all Screwfix Select

    tecnicaly joiners solution is the best by far
    but building regs require all risers to be identical as a trip hazard
    but in this instance if it a new build and your inspector is annal and will check [very unlikely]he could complain
    but in reality raised floors at the bottom tread arn't a real hazard as your brain takes about 4 treads to decide your foot level

    big all
  4. joiner1959

    joiner1959 Active Member

    big all's right about inspectors. The last two staircases I've fitted have been in new build and one in a renovation,both having hardwood floor layed on top of existing flooring after stair was fitted and passed without any problems. Inspectors know that generally the finished floor isn't where the riser rests, there will be carpet or laminate etc. If its within acceptable levels then there wont be a problem.
  5. redrobh

    redrobh New Member

    Thanks for the help

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