Before and After photos!
I posted a while ago asking for advice of what to do with carpeted stairs when putting luxury vinyl plank in. I thought about trying the plank on the stairs, but it would have involved a lot of lengthwise cutting (planks are 6" wide) and require a lot of trim and moulding which - when added to the cost of the planks themselves - would have cost more for the staircase than the whole 1500 sq ft townhouse that I did in this flooring.
So I decided to use MDF risers that came primed and paint those and pine treads with bullnose - and stain those. Pine may not be ideal because it will dent and scratch but I can live with that, it will look appropriately old and well worn. Or if it gets bad I can put a sisal runner down.
Anyhow, it was a lot of work but I am very pleased with how the project came out! Here are the photos:
BEFORE (Previous owner)
Carpet, tack strips, staples and glue-carpet pad residue removed. Later plywood overhang was cut off with jigsaw.
New flooring in upstairs and new trim on floor edge