shutterstock_110488103 (c)goldenjackStair carpet runners add extra traction and beauty to any staircase. Most stair carpet runners come in either 27” or 32” widths, just enough to give a sufficient border to show off the flooring underneath, and are made from carpet materials such as wool or synthetic fibers. Each material has a different appearance, texture, and price point. Take advantage of our free, in-home estimate to speak to one of our knowledgeable design associates to find out which stair carpeting option is right for your Atlanta home.

Stair runners are installed over a dense carpet pad with small staples that are hidden in the material. Stair rods can also give an added design element, but are not as secure as the nailing method. Installation can take anywhere from two to six hours on average, depending on whether you have a single straight staircase or something more complex. Thankfully, we can handle everything from the initial design consultation to the installation and clean-up. We’ll even bring the samples to you!

In addition to providing extra traction, stair carpet runners also come in a variety of designs that most carpets just don’t offer. Use a fun pop of color or a quirky pattern to add extra spice to your stairs. Carpeting your stairs can help to 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 cushion falls should they occur, without any odd lumping.

Look to stair runners no matter the floor material on your stairs. Although carpet stair runners are most associated with wood floors, there are plenty of options for carpeted stairs. Be sure to clean the full stair step every so often, so that no dirt patterns are left over time.

Add style and safety to your stairs with a carpet runner or carpeting. Start today with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International serving Atlanta, Georgia from Midtown to Buckhead and everything in between.

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