Hardwood floor thickness, 5/8 Where we will be running the new hardwood floor will butt up to the stair rail bottom in the hallways and loft. The stair rails have at the bottom a lip. From the floor to the lip is 15/16. Then at the top of the lip is 1.25 inches. Due to where the height of the new hardwood will sit there won't be enough to add a piece of quarter round small enough to sit over the end cuts properly and tack it in, nor would it even look right. The only solution I can think of (not being a professional installer) is to cut that lip off. I think that should give me enough difference between where the floor top will sit and the stair bottom portion. Any other ideas are more than welcome. Thanks in advance.