Considering choosing vinyl plank flooring and stair nosing in your home?

Vinyl flooring is regaining popularity in the world of interior design, steadily emerging as a popular choice in both residential and commercial settings, and with Holzbau’s capability to convert most quality vinyl flooring products into stair nosings, this makes vinyl plank flooring an even more desirable option. 

Vinyl plank flooring, also known as LVT, is one of the most durable hardwood flooring alternatives available. It is popular due to its cost-effectiveness and provides a wide selection of design choices especially now as we are seeing even more options with tile-look formats and natural stone designs becoming more commonly available in the market.  When converted into Holzbau’s custom stair nosings, vinyl plank flooring offers not just a seamless end-to-end flooring solution, it also enhances safety and comfort within your space.

Vinyl used on stairs with LVT Stair Nosing

Can vinyl flooring be used on stairs?

Vinyl plank flooring can be easily extended to stairs, providing a seamless transition from one level to another in your home or commercial area. Using vinyl flooring on stairs offers a host of advantages:

  • Durability: Vinyl flooring can endure heavy foot traffic, making it a top choice for active households and commercial spaces alike.
  • Cost-effectiveness: With vinyl plank flooring, you can enjoy the allure of classic wood or even a natural stone aesthetics without the associated expense and maintenance.
  • Resistance: Vinyl plank flooring is resilient against common wear and tear such as scratches, dents, and stains. This makes it an ideal option for high-traffic areas like stairs, ensuring your investment retains its appeal over time.

These characteristics make it a perfect option for high-traffic areas like stairs, ensuring the effort and investment in your chosen vinyl plank flooring and stairs alike withstand the test of time.

What is vinyl stair nosing?

Vinyl stair nosing is a specialised type of stair nosing designed to seamlessly integrate with vinyl plank or LVT flooring. It serves as a refined corner edging piece that is affixed to the front top corner of the step also known as the leading edge of the stair.

The advantage of Holzbau’s vinyl stair nosing is that it is manufactured from the selected vinyl plank flooring products themselves creating a product-matched vinyl plank stair nosing, ensuring a consistent aesthetic is achieved throughout the home, including stairs. This uniformity between the flooring and stairs helps achieve a coordinated interior finish.

How does Holzbau vinyl stair nosing work?

Previously, the most common stair nosing option for laminate flooring on stairs was generic metal trims, covering adjoining pieces of laminate flooring to create the leading edge of the stair. While functional, the stair nosing would stand out and may be thought of as unappealing. 

Innovatingly, Holzbau Industries has developed a unique laminate stair nosing solution that utilises the existing tongue and groove profile of your original flooring product. The end result is a non-structural overlay for your existing stairs that simply locks together with an additional floorboard. 

This laminate stair nosing is designed to provide the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads. The end result is a stunning set of stairs that not only matches your floor perfectly but also provides a high-end, quality finish that will enhance the overall appeal of your space.

And as a final benefit, the laminate stair nosing installation process requires little more effort than installing laminate flooring on the stairs itself, streamlining the whole process.

Vinyl Stair Nosing Diagram

Advantages of vinyl stair nosing

Just like how laminate stair nosing works and how hybrid flooring stair nosing works, vinyl stair nosing brings with it a heap of benefits. All of which help in making it a fantastic option for many interior applications. Its durability ensures that it can stand up to the rigours of daily use, retaining its visual appeal for years to come.


Aesthetically, vinyl stair nosing contributes a refined and high-end finish to your staircase, orchestrating a seamless transition from your flooring to your stairs. This continuity in design plays a key role in contributing to the overall elegance and sophistication of your space.


Though vinyl stair nosings are a non-structural decorative overlay, they can enhance the safety of your stairs when professionally installed in compliance with the Australian stair nosing requirements as many LVT plank flooring products fall within these slip rating requirements without further treatment, however as always all products should be checked prior to manufacturing into stair nosings and in accordance with their application. 


Vinyl stair nosing delivers additional advantages in terms of durability. Its inherent properties, such as resistance to stains, water damage, and heavy traffic, make it a fitting choice for any home. Coupled with its easy maintenance, it’s an excellent choice for busy households, ensuring your investment retains its value over the years.

Care and maintenance for vinyl flooring on stairs and vinyl stair nosing

Maintaining vinyl plank flooring and vinyl stair nosing is simple, of course – one of the many advantages of choosing vinyl flooring for stairs is its low maintenance. With some simple practices, you can keep your stair nosing looking as good as new.

Luxury Vinyl Stair Nosing cut to fit stairs
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Regular cleaning

Consistent cleaning is key to maintaining the look and longevity of your vinyl stair nosing.

Regular sweeping or vacuuming to clear off dust and debris and light mopping with suitable product is typically all that’s required. This practice helps prevent the build-up of dirt and grime and will keep your stairs in top condition.

Spot cleaning

In case of any spills or stains, spot cleaning is going to be your go-to. Just use a damp cloth to remove the spill as soon as possible. Though most vinyl flooring and stair nosings are water-resistant, excessive or stagnant water and harsh cleaning agents should be avoided as they can potentially harm the vinyl surface.

Protection from scratches and ensuring longevity

While vinyl is a sturdy material, it’s still important to adopt measures to safeguard it from scratches and other potential damages. An example would be using felt pads under furniture legs that make contact with the vinyl surface. And in high-traffic areas, floor mats can help capture grit that could potentially scratch the surface and track across the rest of your home.

Bear in mind that preserving the longevity of your vinyl stair nosing is not only about cleaning and protection. It’s also about addressing any issues promptly. If you notice any damage, seek the advice of a professional for repair or replacement options.

Considering vinyl plank flooring and stair nosing in your space?

Vinyl flooring combined with vinyl stair nosing provides a variety of advantages, making it an excellent choice for both residential and commercial spaces. With its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal, it perfectly blends practicality and style.

Holzbau’s product-matched vinyl stair nosings stand apart as they are a seamless match with your luxury vinyl plank flooring, providing a cohesive look from your floor to the top of the stairs. This not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your space by creating a set of stairs that matches the look and feel of traditional solid timber stair treads or other current designs in the same solid profile.  

If you’re considering vinyl stair nosing for your space, we recommend consulting with a flooring specialist who we work with to help you create a solution for your home’s flooring and stairs.