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The bare spot you see below used to be covered by a gnarly patch of carpet, but I removed it when I laid that tile down. My intent was to put the same tile design over that spot, but I never got around to it. I am still considering it, but I am wondering what you guys recommend as far as overall aesthetics are concerned. I am mainly interested in hiding that ugly wood that has been exposed for over two years, but am not sure of the best way to do it.

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Stick a piece of wood on it. Either stain to match the wood rising up the stairs or paint it white to match the skirting boards.

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I like this idea better than tile. Thanks. – oscilatingcretin Jun 19 '11 at 2:01

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