How to Cover the Top Step of Stairs and the Ceramic Tile Floor Edge

You walk up the stairs, stand on the landing and there is this ugly view of cut tile and mortar sticking out from the bathroom floor, waiting for a smart covering to make it look professional. There is a simple solution to covering this transition from tile to wood and it is inexpensive. There is a little measuring involved, a little cutting, a few bangs of a hammer or the hum of a screwdriver and presto--your problem is solved.

  1. Measure the width of the landing and the height of the wood floor to tile floor, using a tape measure.

  2. Cut a threshold the length of the width of the landing, using a hand saw.

  3. Set the threshold snug against the tile floor and pre-drill some pilot holes for the wood screws, using a drill bit a little smaller than the screws you will be using.

  4. Screw the threshold in place with wood screws to get a good grip or simply a hammer and nails.