Advantages of Adding a Carpet Runner on Your Stairs
A carpet runner, or stair runner, is a section of carpet that runs the length of your stairs but does not cover the entire width. This is an ideal covering for hardwood stairs in a home. Wood flooring can become slippery, increasing the risk of falls, particularly for children and people with mobility issues. Carpet runners provides a safe place to walk on the stairs.
These runners are also easier on bare feet than hardwood flooring, adding some extra cushion to the area. In New England, carpet runners on the stairs cut down on the amount of cold floor that your feet come into contact with during the winter months.
An advantage of carpet runners that many homeowners don’t consider is the reduction in noise. Unlike hardwood flooring and tile, carpets absorb the noise making trips up and down the stairs much quieter.
Like any carpet, these runners come in a wide variety of styles, colors and patterns. Adding a runner to your home’s stairs can create an eye-catching feature in your home. Carpet runners allow homeowners the unique advantages of retaining the beauty of hardwood flooring on their stairs, while also adding the styling advantages of carpeting.
Carpet runners also go a long way in protecting the wood flooring on your stairs from everyday wear and tear. They require little upkeep short of a vacuum once or twice a week, and can be replaced at a reasonable cost if they do become stained or damaged.
Few products allow you to have the best of both worlds – hardwood and carpeting – while adding beauty like carpet runners can.