I am currently wrapping up finishing my basement, and am trying to figure out what to do with my stair landing. Because of a ~2" increase in height compared to my old basement floor, I had to install a 36" long landing to compensate. Currently the landing just has the unfinished OSB, but I want to finish it off with hardwood or something (the basement floor is a hickory floating engineered hardwood).

My question is, how can I finish this 36" landing to cover up the ugly OSB? I see I can purchase stair noses which is fine, but for landing treads I don't see anything that can cover my 36". I'm assuming my floating floor would not work on this landing?

Thanks in advanced

EDIT: Added pictures for clarity

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  • A couple pictures will help us visualize what you are working with
    – Kris
    Nov 11, 2021 at 3:36
  • Sure thing, added to the main post. Thanks for looking!
    – J. B.
    Nov 11, 2021 at 3:51
  • The floating floor should work if it is well supported(like a floor) and has a stop at the end to keep it from sliding off. The last step and OSB does not seem to be flat and level enough, looks like a ridge there.
    – crip659
    Nov 11, 2021 at 18:57
  • There is a bit of a ridge there, I'll check when I can how flat it is. If its not flat enough, are there any other suggestions for how to cover this up? Even if its not a 100% color match to my floor that would be fine.
    – J. B.
    Nov 11, 2021 at 19:12


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