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The nose (at the edge of the tread) should be flush with the rest of the tread
what does tread mean?
The flat of the stair where you step
The vertical board is called a riser
if I'm bare foot going down the stairs, the ball of my foot hits that nose and it hurts
Ok, if I understand your situation you have laminate on most of the tread and a nose molding at the edge
The tread (where you step) should be flat, no height difference with the nosing
yes. the moron that did my floor, installed the tread then went back to fill the ugly gaps on the edge with the nose. so i'm thinking he just mounted that on top of the laminate instead of doing the nose first then the laminate
That would not be the proper way to do it and is a code violation
ok so this person screw me over
i'm sorry i'm very upset
thanks for your help
That's ok, it's understandable to be upset when you pay good money and get a sub standard job
one last question, when you say code violation, is this like bad?
It means if a building inspector were to inspect this work it would not pass inspection. It also sounds like a potential trip hazard
so could the inspector force this person to redo the stairs?
If the contractor is licensed then he could lose his license if he doesn't fix this. You would need to have a permit for the job for an inspector to get involved. In most cases modifications to a stair way require a permit and it's the contractor's responsibility to procure one.
ok the person that did the remodeling of my house is like a handy man. so he most likely doesn't have a license to do any of this stuff. when he was fixing some lighting fixtures, he went to get the permit, but this was done after the entire floor was done. I didn't see any inspector do the follow up, and the dude took the permit down on his own
in the rooms the floor is rising everywhere. his guys, nailed some parts of the floors, I guess to keep it from rising, but it's not working. the entire floor looks uneven. is the floor supposed to be leveled first before doing the laminate floor?
Ok, if he won't come back and fix this then you can threaten to call the building inspector. Since it sounds like this was never inspected that may be enough motivation to get him back to make this right
is it required to level the floor prior to laminate installation?
Depends on the product. Some require no more than 5/16" variation in the floor
would this be something that a building inspector would check for?
Flooring however is not generally a code related issue unless it's a hazard
The stairs however are definitely a code issue
ok thank you very very much!!!
I will return later if I have more questions!!!
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