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Stair Runners - Flooring For Stairway Treads

Stair runners are individual pieces of carpeting that can be laid over the stair treads and risers. Most of the time stair runners are used to decorate a stairway, but they can be used for safety, also.


Stair Runners For Safety

If you have wood stair treads that are smooth and you're having problems walking up and down them, you could always install a stair runner. One of the biggest problems I've noticed with smooth stairs, including wood stair treads are the fact that there are slippery.

One of the ways to improve stair step traction would be to install a stair runner. I'm not about to suggest that you would eliminate the possibility of falling or slipping, but if the right stair runner was selected, you could at least reduce the risk significantly.


Stair Runners For Decoration

If you have a worn set of stairs and you're looking to add some new life to them, a new stair runner could do the trick. There are hundreds of different designs and colors that you can choose from and there's a good chance that you will find something that matches the interior of your house.

Before you get out your checkbook and order any stair runners, make sure that you understand how they work and whether or not there are additional parts that will be required for the installation.

Most of the time you can't install the stair runner down the middle of the stairway, without using any stair rods. You should also make sure that you measure your stairway and order the correct width and length.

Sometimes it's better to order something a little longer, than it is to order something a little smaller, just to save a few dollars.


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