How to Install Stair Carpet Runner

May 14th

Stair carpet runner allows you to enjoy clean wooden stairs, color accents of a carpet and the safety of a non-slip surface. If you measure carefully, professional quality installation of a runner can be easy. If you install a runner requires several special tools such as a knee kicker, electric stapler and carpet tools, then be prepared to visit the tool hire department at your local hardware store

Stair Carpet Runner Pattern
Stair Carpet Runner Pattern

Installing

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Use a small hand saw, cut tackles strips to a length of 2 inches shorter than the width of your stair carpet runner. Cut one for each step. Center a strip on each step, keeping its edge about 1 cm from the bottom of the log. To ensure proper distance, lay a scrap piece of strip along the base and shoot the target strip against it. Nail the strip in place with 8d nails. Space nails 1 cm from each end and 3 inches apart the whole.  Except for the top of the nose and the floor of the base of the stairs. The “nose” is the rounded lip of the step surface that stretches about 1 inch horizontally past the vertical surface ladder.

Install Padding

Use razor and L-shaped metal ruler, cut several pieces of stair carpet runner padding. Each should be the same width as tackles bands and 3 inches longer than the top of a step. Slide the edge of the pad against the tackles strip. If done correctly, approximately 4 inches of padding should hang over the nose on the step. Staple the overhanging padding on the underside of the TRAPPNOS used electric stapler.