I am renovating my entire second floor. Due to some plumbing issues I had to raise the bathroom floor a bit plus added cement board and ceramic tile leading to the 2+ inch step you see below. I will be having carpet installed everywhere else. Any suggestions on how I can handle this step before the carpet installer shows up?
Here is the layout of the rest of the floor to help see what I am working with. There is hardwood under the existing carpet but it is in bad shape and appears to have a thin (1/4" maybe) sub floor on top. The bathroom is the small room in the lower left of the image.
It has been a while since this post but I thought I'd share the finished product using isherwood's answer.