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Finishing Garage Stairs using Vinyl Flooring

Finishing Garage Stairs using Vinyl Flooring

This is a simple and easy method for covering up plain wood stairs that are unfinished. It can easily be done in a day. This is great for those unfinished garage stairs that are such an eyesore! We love our finished Garage Stairs, and the inexpensive vinyl made it even better. Keep reading for a little tutorial on how to do it yourself! Look how well they turned out…


Here are our Garage Stairs before, notice the slight gap on the left-hand side between the wall and stairs(we covered that up as well)…


Wanna cover your unfinished Garage Stairs too? Here is what you’ll need…


  • Sheet Vinyl Flooring (you will need to measure your surfaces and purchase enough to cover your whole area including the surface of the steps) – found at your local hardware store
  • Vinyl flooring adhesive (glue that is used with the type of vinyl flooring you buy)
  • Measuring tape/Marker
  • Utility Knife/Scissors/Wood Glue
  • White Trim (again you will need to measure around where you would like the trim and buy enough to cover the bottom edge of the wall)
  • White laminated particle board (the thin stuff for the face of the steps)
  • Aluminum Stair Edger (The kind that curls around the edge of each step)
  • Nails (for edger and nail gun)
  • Nail Gun/Hammer/Saw



  • Measure each surface area and draw (on the wrong side of your vinyl) and cut out.
  • Lay out your cut top piece (ours was able to slide under the door jam) and then lift the edges and apply glue before pressing back down.
  • Continue this process with each step surface.
  • Add your white laminated particle board to the front of each step using wood glue and a nail gun.
  • Cut and add your aluminum edger to the front edge of each step using hammer and nails.
  • Measure the sides you want your trim (we only used trim around the top section). Cut your trim to fit each side and attach using a nail gun. Cut at an angle for the corners to match up.






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DIY How to Finish Garage Stairs! I hope you enjoyed these instructions. Don’t forget to pin it by hovering over the photo and clicking the Pin it button!
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Hi I'm Taya! A stay-at-home mother to 5 cuties. I love to craft, sew, blog and make fun things. I'm the creator of the 'Eat-Pray-Create' blog and I'm so glad you're here!

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Hi I'm Taya! A stay-at-home mother to 5 cuties. I love to craft, sew, blog and make fun things. I'm the creator of the 'Eat-Pray-Create' blog and I'm so glad you're here!

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