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How To Achieve Your Perfect Carpet Stair Runner

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What is a stair runner?

Creating an inviting entryway with stair runners is a great way to enhance the look and functionality of your home. Stair runners not only add a touch of elegance but also provide safety by preventing slips and reducing noise.

Stair runners are long, narrow carpets that run down the centre of a staircase, leaving the wooden steps visible on each side. Runners not only provide a visually pleasing addition to your home but also offer numerous practical benefits. They come in a variety of materials, colours, and patterns, making it easy to find one that complements your interior decor.

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Are stair carpet runners expensive?

The cost of stair carpet runners can vary widely depending on several factors – material, quality, length and width, installation, brand, and design.

What is the Best Runner for Stairs?

Wool Runners: Known for durability and luxurious texture, wool runners offer a timeless and sophisticated choice, available in various patterns and colours.

Sisal Runners: Embrace a natural, earthy vibe with sisal runners, prized for their durability and warmth, making them a perfect fit for any staircase.

Patterned Runners: Infuse personality into your stairs with patterned runners – be it stripes, chevron, or geometric designs – creating a bold statement and visual interest.

Is Dark or Light Carpet Best For a Stair runner?

With dark coloured stair runners, you’re going to show a ton of the lint, thread + other fuzz that settles on your stairs but with a lighter colour carpet, you’re likely to see more dirt or grime.

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Fibre Stair Runner

Should stairs match upstairs or downstairs?

Does a Stair Runner Need Underlay?

Absolutely! Incorporating underlay beneath your stair runner is highly advisable. Underlay provides added cushioning, enhancing comfort during ascents and descents. It also acts as a noise buffer and insulation layer, while simultaneously protecting your stairs and runner from wear and tear.

The decision of whether stairs should match upstairs, or downstairs depends on your personal preferences, design goals, and the overall aesthetics of your home.

How do stair runners stay in place?

To keep stair runners in place and prevent them from moving, there are several methods commonly used such as adhesive tapes, gripper rods, staples or nailing through the runner.

Which brand is best for stair runners?

Companies include Alternative Flooring, Fibre Flooring, Crucial Trading, Hugh Mackay, Brockway, and lots more. Call into your local Floorstore to find out more.

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