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Factors To Consider When Choosing An Ideal Stair Runner

A stair runner can be defined as a type of carpet that typically doesn’t cover the whole width of the stairs and is only installed in the middle of the stairs. These carpets or stair runners are installed mainly over tiled or hardwood stairs, and they tend to come in multiple colors, materials and patterns. 

So, how do you choose the best available stair runner for yourself? Well, that's why we are here to help you out with the same. In this article, we are going to share the significant factors that you should be looking into before you proceed to purchase a stair carpet runner of your choice. 

Why Should You Add A Stair Runner In The First Place?

There are multiple reasons for which adding a stair runner makes absolute sense. One of the most common ones would be - increased safety. It should be realised that tiled or wooden stairs can prove to be quite slippery for your family members - thereby posing a severe threat or danger for their safety. 

But, if you can add a stair runner, you’ll not only be able to lessen the damaging effect but also make the stairs less slippery. Moreover, there will also be the added benefit of having a soft comfort carpet under your feet when you and your family members will traverse through the stairs. 

Apart from that, adding a stair runner will also make your stairs a lot quieter than before because the carpet will absorb most of the foot noise & vibrations. 

Besides, you can also expect your stair runner to add a little bit of style to your home interiors. 

Factors To Consider Before Buying A Stair Runner?

  • The Material

You must remember that choosing the best material for your stair runner is crucial because unless you like to change your stair runner every six months - you actually want it to last for a considerable amount of time. Moreover, since the stair runner will be installed on an area where there is high footfall or traffic, better quality material will last longer. 

Some of the material options that you’ll have at your disposal are:

  1. Polypropylene
  2. Polyamide
  3. Sisal
  4. Wool

  • The Width

When you plan on choosing a stair runner, ensure that the width is at least four to five feet. The runner should be at least be three feet width at a minimum because any less can lead to less surface area of the stairs being covered. 

  • The Pattern

There's no denying that patterned runners are indeed beautiful to look at and therefore comes in a variety of colours to choose from. Ensure that the pattern you're choosing should be in conjunction with the rest of your home's interior decoration. 

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