Carpet Runners for Stairs Ideas


Installing carpet runners for stairs will make your home seem more elegant and make the trip up and down your stairs more comfortable. In our discussion of installing stairs runners, keep in mind that the term tread refers to the flat, horizontal part of the staircase, and the term riser refers to the vertical part of each step. Staplers and carpet straps can often be rented from your local hardware supply center. Cut a seamless strip for each tread of the staircase, you want the carpet. Cut tackles strips 1 inch shorter than the width of each step or slightly shorter than the width of the rug you will be laying on your stairs.

Put the tackles strips at each step about half an inch in front of the point where each tread meets each riser. Attach using a staple gun 1/2 inch or use 1/2 inch nail. Be sure to carefully check that seamless strip is centered precisely at each step. Use a blanket knife, carefully cut the carpet upholstery, the same width as the tack strips. They must hang approx. two inches above the nose of each step. Place a blanket pad at each step and staple down safely.

Secure the runner until the stairs start at the bottom step and work your way up. Begin by adjusting the perfectly squared end of the carpet runner with the bottom edge of the first riser where it meets the floor. Use short gun to staple the runner to the riser as close to the floor as possible, staple every two inches. Pull the rug firmly and staple just below the edge of the nose. Use the carpet stretcher to pull the blanket tight over the first step and pull the blanket to the seamless strip near the riser for the first step. Make sure you have stretched the carpet straight.


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