North Jersey homeowners who want to add some design and traction to their stairs should consider stair carpeting, also known as a stair runner. Wood stairs can be slippery, especially if someone is running on them. Stair carpeting is a great way to add some additional traction to your stairs, while also adding a new design element to your home. Whether you decide on classic chevron pattern or a simple beige color, stair carpeting is a great addition! Learn more about the different looks and benefits from the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey below:
Benefits of Stair Carpeting
Unlike solid materials such as hardwood or tile, carpet provides a soft material in the event of a fall. It is also less slippery, so falls or less likely to happen. This is especially important for homes with elderly residents or small children that are more prone to falls.
Another great benefit of installing stair carpeting is sound absorption. The constant walking up and down of stairs can be loud, especially if it’s an older hardwood. Carpet helps to absorb the sound and contain it.
Looks of Stair Carpeting
Most stair carpeting comes in either 27” or 32” widths. This allows for a little bit of a border on the side to show the flooring underneath. The carpeting can also be installed over the entire stairs. They are installed over a dense pad with small staples that are hidden underneath the carpet. Some homeowners dress up their stairs with patterned or textured carpet to add some design interest to the stairs. Others decide to go with a more neutral option such as gray or blue.
If your home is in need of stair carpeting, give the experts at Floor Coverings International North Jersey a call to schedule your free in-home consultation! We bring the samples right to your door and even provide a free proposal and estimate. We proudly serve the greater Mahwah, Paramus, Wayne, and North Jersey areas and look forward to working with you!