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Which comes first, the stair rails and newel post or hardwood floors?

Dyan Weis
3 years ago

We are having new stair rails and a newel post put in. We are also installing new hardwood floors on our entire first floor. My hardwood floor guy says that he prefers that he goes first. He said that way - the new newel post can go directly on top of the new hardwood plus he could give my stairway guy the stain he uses. The guy installing the new railing/newel post says that he wants to go first, because he doesn't want to mess up the new floors. So which is best? I will add pics to explain better. Also - I'm still debating on carpeting the stairs! That will be another post... Thanks!

What we have now:

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What we are getting:

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Appreciate your help - thanks!

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