I have a sunroom with ceramic floor tile over a concrete slab. I have two steps down which are not to code. One is 9 inches deep and the second is 10 inches deep to the floor. I would need to raise the existing floor by three inches and one step by one inch to give me the 8 inch drop. Do I need to remove the tile and then build up the existing floor with a self leveling concrete to have a smooth surface? I was not intending to put new tile down but would like a concrete stain.

  • Sounds like a lot of work for almost no benefit if you're not being forced to do the work by the code enforcement folks.
    – iLikeDirt
    May 26 '15 at 19:34
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    Can you add a 3rd step and just make them all ~6" risers?
    – Hank
    May 26 '15 at 22:26

Too new to comment, so I apologize in advance for this being a fairly rotten answer, but 3 treads, about 6-1/2" rise, 11" -13" run would solve your code problem.

  • Perfectly reasonable answer, and should be far less hassle (not to mention expense) than raising the whole floor.
    – Ecnerwal
    May 27 '15 at 12:44

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