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Stair Guardrail rests on top of carpet?

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Is it normal that a railing wall sit on top of the floor finish?  Attached is a picture of a guard railing that is located on the second floor.  I'm curious as to why the lowest rail (shoe) is not resting on the subfloor...but on top of the carpet.  Seems odd to me.  

 

Have I goofed something up? 

I'm sure you will let me know if I need to attach the plan...

 

Thanks all.

 

 

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I think it's just the way Chief works:

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When the prior owners of my house "finished" the basement they built the stud walls over the existing floor finishes (2 layers of carpet, 1 layer of pad, 1 layer of sheet linoleum, 1 layer of glue-down asbestos tile). Just thought I'd share that.

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This setting will, I believe move it down to the subfloor.

 

The dialog needs to be updated so we could specify From Floor, From Finished Floor, etc.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, solver said:

This setting will, I believe move it down to the subfloor.

 

The dialog needs to be updated so we could specify From Floor, From Finished Floor, etc.

 

 

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Yep...that does move the rail down to the subfloor...but, the carpet does not go away...so, the result is some "z" fighting.  I think the easiest way is to not use a bottom rail...and use a molding polyline and make my own shoe railing.  I get the look I want, it's easier to control.  See attached picture.  

 

The railing on the right was lowered...but the carpet does "peek" through.  The bottom rail shown on the left side was made with a few moldings attached to a molding polyline.

 

Thanks for all the help...much appreciated!

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