Stairway Bull Nose - Floating Floor vs Nail Down?
We are renovating a room on a slab (6" to 30" below grade) and want to do hardwood flooring. We're thinking an engineered product will be best, but we aren't sure whether to do a snap-together floating floor or a nail-down floor. We'd definitely save some cash doing the floating floor, because we wouldn't have to screw plywood to the slab, but we aren't sure how to handle a stairway entrance in the middle of the room.
The stairwell leading to the basement is in the room we're renovating (there is notch cut out of the slab, maybe 6' into the room and 3' wide). We'll have to do some kind of bull nose there. I've seen pictures of bull nosing that would snap into a floating floor, but would it snap in on all three sides of the stairwell? Will it hold up? I think this issue would be easier to solve with the screwed-down plywood method, but if anyone has experience with floating floors and bull nosing at a stairwell, we'd love to here it!