Why laminate flooring on stairs is a good choice and how to do it

Standard stairs in the process of laminate being added to steps
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Laminate flooring on stairs makes sense. It can match with the laminate in your hallway to create a neat natural looking flow, it's durable and easy to clean. As an alternative to carpet it provides a smart, contemporary feel to any home.  

But how much does it cost to lay laminate flooring on stairs and how do you do it? It’s not quite as easy as laying laminate on a floor but it's still well within the remit of any competent DIYer. All you need are the right tools, the right laminate and this guide to help make it happen.   

Laminate flooring on stairs: a step-by-step installation guide

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.