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jmgreen7
attaching bamboo stair treads

Both my builder, then myself have attached the bamboo stair treads to the roughed in stairs with construction adhesive. both times, the treads have tended to work themselves loose. Can anyone suggest an attachment method that isn't too invasive? I don't really have access to the underside of the stringers, so i think that is out.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

If you used Liquid nails, you might aughta wanna switch to PL Premium which IMHO is a far better adhesive. Try to get a full spread.

jmgreen7
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

I will try. I had issues b/c the rough stairs weren't completely smooth, so some areas got better adhesion than others. i also couldn't find enough weight to put down to keep pressure.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

smoothness and weight shouldn't be an issue. :confused:

jmgreen7
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

smoothness and weight shouldn't be an issue.

-- by that i meant to get good/even adhesion.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

Don't depend on smooshing the treads down to get good adhesion. Use a plastic trowel to get a "full spread" of glue on both surfaces before placing the treads. Doesn't need to be real thick, as a thin layer on both sides will work just fine.

jkirk
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

making sure the level cut on the stringers is free of dust is very important to make sure the adhesive does its job.. also proper fastening is a major thing. you shouldnt need weight if your nailing down the treads or screwing the tread via angle clips from below

sabo4545
Re: attaching bamboo stair treads

You could try a wood floor adhesive using a notch trowel per the instructions. I did that with my engineered wood floor on the stairs since I didn't want any nails. Came out perfect and after almost 5 years not a single one has come loose.

Mike

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