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Stair Rugs - Flooring And Step Protection

Stair rugs are individual rugs that are placed on top of a stair step or tread. By installing them on a wooden stairway, you can usually provide the users with a little more traction and they usually add a certain pizzazz, to the stairway. Stair rugs come in a variety of different designs, shapes and colors and can even be purchased over the Internet.


Stair Rug Dangers And Disadvantages

Stair rugs will collect dirt and some of this dirt will get underneath the rugs and act like sandpaper, if they aren't cleaned, regularly. Let's see if I can provide you with a better description of what would actually happen, if a little dirt got trapped underneath your stair rugs.

You're walking up the stairway and some dirt or sand falls off of your shoes and eventually works its way underneath the rug. If there's any movement at all, in the stair rug, it would act like a piece of sandpaper, each time the stair rug moved.

As the rug moves over the dirt or sand, it will eventually scratch the surface of your stair treads or steps. By now you should have a better idea, how important it would be to clean underneath these rugs regularly.

One of the worst things that you could imagine, would be removing the stair rugs that you installed to protect your wooden stair steps, only to find out that they were damaged.

Another problem and this one's a biggie, would be to make sure that they are securely fastened to the stairway, otherwise they could create a safety hazard. Even if the stair rugs only move a little bit, this might be enough, to cause someone to lose their balance and injure themselves.

Make sure that you follow the installation instructions from the manufacturer and if they ever do start to move, find out why they're moving and make the necessary repairs.


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