Stuck Between Two Floors: How to Redo Stairs?

Stuck Between Two Floors: How to Redo Stairs?

Tess Wilson
Jul 28, 2015

Q: We are in the process of remodeling the lower level of our split level home, which was formerly a barrel-themed bar. The carpet down there was bright red, and is also on the stairs leading up to the kitchen. We have hardwood floors throughout our house, aside from the kitchen, which has large square tiles, and the bar downstairs. The plan is to use some sort of tile downstairs (I'm leaning towards a porcelain that looks like wood), but I have no idea what to do with the steps. The other steps in our house are wooden, but I feel like it would look bizarre to have 3 different types of flooring in such a small space...

What should I do?? I attached pictures of the old bar floor, and the kitchen floor and the wood floors in the rest of the house can be seen in the picture with the dog. -Sent by Bethany

Editor: Bethany, you had me at "barrel-themed bar"- and the puppy picture didn't hurt, either. Readers, I know we're all excited to note that a wagon wheel coffee table would look really great with that barrel bar, but the real question here is much more universal: what do you do about the stairs? How do you finish the stairs without adding one too many finishes to the equation?

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