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Stair carpeting is great in a wall-to-wall type of application, or with a runner. They provide comfort and safety when using the stairs in your home. Let’s go over stair runners in particular. Stair runners add extra traction and beauty to any staircase. Most stair carpet runners come in either 27” and 32” lengths – just enough to show the flooring underneath the runner – and are made from carpet materials such as wool or synthetic pile fibers. Each material has a different appearance, texture, and price point so you can rest assured that you’ll find a carpet runner that works for your needs.

Stair runners can be installed over a dense pad with small staples that are hidden in the material. An alternative is to use stair rods which can add a dramatic and decorative effect. Using stair rods is generally seen as less secure though. Installation can take anywhere from two to six hours, depending on whether you have a single straight staircase or something more complex.

In addition to providing extra traction, stair carpet runners also come in a variety of designs that most carpet just doesn’t have. They even absorb the sound of foot traffic, making them an excellent choice for stairs that overhang bedrooms and other areas where noise is unwanted. Installing a stair carpet runner will also help to protect the floors underneath from unwanted dirt without fully concealing their beauty. When they are properly installed they can also cushion falls, should they occur, without any odd lumping. Trust a local company like Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County to install your carpet runners to insure a proper and safe fit.

Look to stair runners no matter the floor material on your stairs. Although carpet stair runners are most used with wood floors, they will still help you protect your carpet. Be sure to clean the full stair step every so often, so no dirt patterns are left.

Make the stairs in your home safer, less noisy, and more stylish. Start today with your free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International. Serving the greater Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold, and Middletown, New Jersey areas.

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