Carpet Stair Runners – Finding a good stair carpet runner is a very important decision. Because the carpet is literally both above, below, and at eye level. You will see much more than you normally do with carpeting. And as such there are a few additional things you need to take into consideration before you decide to purchase your stair runner.
First, you need to remember to buy as high, if not higher quality carpet stair runners as you have in other parts of your home (including your living and family rooms). This is not only because the stair carpet is so much more visible. But it is also because it will be use greatly in very narrow, targeted, high-traffic part of your home. You do not want to have to replace this carpet all the time. So be sure to buy quality (if you can afford it of course).
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Second, remember that carpet stair runners will show differently when it is bent than when it is flat. Some threads will show the backing of the carpet very easily. And will not be the best choice for covering your stairs. In order to truly find out if the carpet will do this on your stairs, I would recommend that you take home a sample piece of carpet that you can place on yours stairs (over a bent area), back up, shine the lights on it, and really examine the carpeting from above, below, and at eye-level.