When you think about it, stairs typically center the house, and they are usually within visual distance of the front door. What’s more, they are well traveled by every member of the house, making them an important, active structural feature deserving of attention.
Carpet can be installed on your stairs with the edges turned under, or you can request the edges to be serged for a cleaner look, custom look. Remember design, especially custom, is in the details.
If your tastes run to patterned runners, the options are wonderfully numerous. Styles range from contemporary to traditional, in various widths and unending lengths to accommodate any size stair. However, when selecting one for your home, always make sure the carpet or rug is approved for use on stairs; if not, it may wear prematurely. Simple check the label for a Location Guidance Rating or consult your retailer for assurance.
If your stairs curve or turn, it is advisable to have a qualified installer visit your home before making a purchase. Utilizing the services from your local flooring retailer will ensure the installation and estimating is done accurately and to manufactures’ specifications. Extra square footage may be required, especially if you are interested in a patterned product. If you look at a staircase with a patterned carpet, the pattern should match effortlessly when mitered on a 90 degree turn, but if there is a 45 degree turn, it may require some custom work. The professional installers will probably need to create a special piece by seaming the border of the runner onto a broadloom field.
It’s a great idea to consult with your flooring dealer and they will probably come to your home for a free estimate and measure, where they expertly assess the situation so you will have no surprises.