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Raised stair nosing

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This place has laminate flooring at stairs with raised stair nosing installed. It creates an uneven stair tread surface and is quite annoying walking up/down stairs. Is there any code that prohibits this?

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At least some laminate flooring manufacturers make those step nosings and say to install them that way in their installation instructions. I also find them very annoying. 

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...risers are supposed to be the same height within 3/8 inch.  The laminate is likely 3/8 and the nosing 3/4.  I would say it is on the line of being busted, but would still call this out as a hazard.

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If it's installed on every step, then the risers will all be the same height (assuming that the carriages are cut properly). What's on the line about it? 

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Consider the installation has the same effect as slope and 3/8" on that 10-inch tread would exceed 2%. Regardless of whether it's compliant, it's a shit-ass set-up.

What did the installation do to the nosing?

 

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