Stairways are locations which need special moldings in order to create an aesthetic finished look. The use of a matching stair nose molding is the best way to achieve the finished look. As you can see in the photo I used a piece of Brazilian Cherry nose molding to transition from the engineered Brazilian Cherry flooring to the top step on our stairway.
The key to a successful DIY project is preparation and attention to details. Make sure you order all the transition moldings you need and take the time to lay them out before you begin. Proper floor transitions will make your new floors look like they were professionally installed.
You can find many of these floor transition pieces at: Online Floor Transition Pieces
You may want to purchase several flooring books for reference:
You may also want to read: Recommended Hardwood Floor Installation Tools