Custom Staircase Runners
If you have never heard of a stair runner before, it is a piece of carpet that covers a portion of your stairs. Typically stair runners are installed over hardwood stairs, and come in virtually all different styles and patterns of carpet. Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring expert and custom stair runner installer! We can help you choose a runner that works best with your home décor and other flooring. Our custom cut runners come from rolls of broadloom carpet, so your selection is almost endless. A custom runner is a great addition to your stairs for many different reasons.
One of the most common reasons homeowners add runner to their stairs is for safety. Wood or tiled stairs can be quite slippery, which can present a danger, especially when there are young children or elderly pets in the home. Adding a runner can help to reduce the danger by providing a safe place to walk on the stairs. Not to mention the added comfort of the soft carpet underfoot for younger children learning to walk or the elderly who need a little extra cushion when stepping. Carpetabsorbs noise much more than hard surfaces do, so adding a runner will make trips up and down the stairs much quieter. Another reason why homeowners add runner to their stairs is because they add style. A staircase with a runner creates an eye-catching focal point in your home, but you have to be sure to select the proper runner.
The width of the runner can be determined by the width of your stairs. For standard stairs that are 3' wide, we suggest choosing a 27" runner width. This width allows for good coverage so that you don't feel like you are walking on a narrow strip, and is not too wide to take over your entire stairs.
If you are interested in learning more about installing a stair runner in your home, or want to talk about adding a custom stair runner to your home, stop by one of our showrooms in Latham or Clifton Park, NY!