Exterior stair treads – A staircase consists of several components. The strings, the backbone, support the tread and riser. Runner’s carpeting that runs down the middle of the stairs serves a dual purpose, as both aesthetic and preventive wear on the tree of the stairs. There are three methods for fastening a runner to a staircase: Simply cross the runner down with blanket staples, using double-stick blanket tape, or using tackles strips riveted to each step.
Tape two 2-inch pieces of tackles strips together with pin pins inward to make a spacer (a time-saving tool that will standardize all your measurements). Make two spacers. Cut tackless strips to the length of padding and with scissors. You need two per step, the bottom step only needs. Mark, where the edges of the padding and the runner will be on each treads with a pencil. . This will keep your runner centered the length of the stairs.
Place the spacers on the pencil marks for padding on the tread and place a segment of tackless ribbon on spacer blocks with the pins facing down and the smooth side against the riser. Nail to riser, repeat on each step. Place a portion of tackless strips on the tread 1/2 inch from the riser with the legs facing the riser. Sew the tread, repeat at each step.