Modern stair runners dress up more any ladder by adding texture and design to the steps. They can also make slippery steps more stable and help prevent accidents and falls. Installing a carpet runner is a task that can be handled by more DIY owners. With the help of some tools, you can bring elegance and style to your staircase by placing a carpet runner.
Look at your steps and determine where you want the stair runners to sit. More carpet runners are located in the center of the square, leaving the wood visible on both sides. Once you have decided, mark the area where the carpet runner will rest. Nails rivet strips to the step, where the step meets the vertical. The strips should be about 2 inches shorter than your runner.
Cut a piece of filler for each step. The padding should be shorter than the carpet, as you do not want to show. It should also extend about 3 inches over the edge of the step. Use a stapler to attach the pad to the step. Insert a staple on every 3 inches. Push flush against the strips without rivets, but do not cover with the filling. Stretch the pad and make sure it is taut before stapling. Stretch the pad under the molding and add a staple on the underside of the suspect about every 3 inches. Cut off any excess material.