Carpeted plywood stairs to hardwood
We have old carpet and we want to change it out to laminate (downstairs -slab foundation) and hardwood upstairs. This means the stairs need to be dones as well.
Here's what they look like
1. Do I need a permit as the only thing under the carpet is plywood.
2. Is there any cheaper way than to by treads at the lumber mill ($55 dollars each) step. I wouldn't mind hardwood or laminate on the stairs.
3. The pie-shapped steps are difficult, how to size them correctly and will more than one strip of wood be required?