Closing staircase- How do I close it off?

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Hi. I have a floating staircase. I know it’s come back in fashion but looking for a change. How do I close it off. Also do I do anything on the underside , once closed?

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  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 30, 2018
    Hi Sabrina, personally, I would not close up these stairs. I would change out the carpet to a patterned carpet and paint the railings a light tone of beige. Or if the wood is good underneath the carpet, I would stain them a teak color and still paint the railing. Good luck!

    • Sabrina Allen Sabrina Allen on Jun 30, 2018
      Thank you so much for your reply.
      I thought of changing the carpet on the stairs and hallway. Problem is, the carpet is still good in the bedrooms. Would it look tacky if I just changed it on the stairway and hallway and not the bedrooms?

  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 30, 2018
    Not at all. Go for it! Happy Decorating!

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 30, 2018
    I would get rid of the carpet all together and go with the darker scraped wood to match the railing. Its a beautiful staircase, be a shame to close it in.

  • Bijous Bijous on Jul 05, 2018

    Hi, it would look fine. It's done all the time.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 01, 2021

    Hello Sabrina.

    Fix either Hardboard or MDF to the back side of the stairs (making any joints actually on the back of the wooden stain and not in between because you would see the joint when looking up the stairs.