Bring flair, comfort and an added level of safety into your home with a carpet runner. No matter the length and width of your staircase, you can find a carpet runner with the perfect color, texture and pattern to match your décor and personal style.
Uses for Stair Runners
Stair runners – also known as roll runners or stairway runners – can be a great addition to your home for the following reasons:
Hardwood and tiled stairways are stunning, but they can be slippery, posing problems for children, pets or relatives with limited mobility. Carpet runners for stairs provide traction and stability when climbing stairs.
Enjoy some peace and quiet by adding a noise-absorbing carpet runner to your stairs.
Guard your wooden or tiled stairs from scratches, scuffs and general wear and tear.
Create an eye-popping focal point in your home with the right stair carpet runners. They can be easily replaced if you decide to change your décor.
Compared to bare wood or tiled stairs, steps with carpet runners provide more comfort and cushion for bare feet. They can also help keep your feet warm during chilly winters.
Choosing a Stair Runner
Before deciding on a carpet runner, you’ll want to consider the color, size and installation options available to you.
• A beige, brown or gray stair runner
is the perfect neutral color to showcase a casual look for your staircase. Choose natural fiber jute or sisal stair runners for subtle beauty.
• For a bolder statement, accent your steps with a striped stair runner or runner featuring floral designs.
• Choose a runner that is 27 inches wide if you have stairs that are around 3 feet wide. A 32- or 33-inch carpet runner is ideal for stairs that are about 4 or 5 feet wide.
• Consider installing stair rods to ensure your runner is secure while providing a striking accent to your staircase.
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