Carpet Runners Custom Fit to Your Staircase
Carpet: Tundanca in color Brass from Louis A. Dabbieri.
Fiber: 100% Polypropylene
Construction: Face to Face Wilton pile.
A beautiful stair runner does more than creates a visual focal point in your home. It protects your stairs from excessive wear, tones down the noise of traffic going up and down and keeps your staircase from becoming a slip hazard. With hundreds of pattern, styles, and colors to choose from, our experienced design consultants are here to guide you through the selection process. We'll work with your paint colors, furnishings and lifestyle to find the perfect carpet for your stairs and halls. Take your home a "step-up" with one of our stylish stair runners. Visit our showroom, schedule an in-home design consultation or contact us for more information.
Choosing a stair carpet runner
When choosing a carpet runner for your home, durability should be a primary concern. Consider your family lifestyle and the amount of traffic your stair carpet will receive. Patterned Wilton carpets can add incredible style and color to your stairway, as in the stunning example below. However, if your stairs receive a lot of heavy traffic, then a sturdier carpet construction such as a woven axminster or
heavy duty tufted carpet would be a better option.
Another consideration in choosing a carpet runner is the size and width of your stairs. Generally speaking, large-scale patterns accentuate the drama of a wide staircase, while smaller scale patterns are more suited to an average stairway. However, check out our photo gallery below and you’ll see that rules are meant to be broken!
What style runner installation?
Lastly, how will your runner be installed? Carpet for stairs and halls can be installed wall to wall, wall to the spindle or as a custom sized runner fit to your stairs. Edge finishes are another option. For an unobtrusive look, finish your stair runner with a carpet binding in a color that blends into the background. A wide binding in a color that accents the carpet is a great choice for a more decorative look. The leopard patterned carpet below features wide binding as a decorative accent.
Hollywood or Waterfall Style Installation?
Choosing between a Hollywood or waterfall style stair runner installation is the last step. Hollywood refers to the method where the carpet is wrapped over the edge of the stair and tacked tightly under the nosing, creating a tailored look. In waterfall style, the carpet is brought over the stair tread and straight down the riser, creating a flowing effect. Either method is possible with most carpet, although thicker carpets lend themselves better to waterfall stair installations.
With the many different styles, colors and textures to choose from, it's easy to find the perfect stair runner to fulfill your needs. Go bold or be demure, a stair carpet runner will add warmth and beauty to your home. Our carpet catalog is a great place to search through the many options available.
If you're leaning towards a wool carpet, you can learn more about the benefits of wool here. Information on carpet construction is available here.
Carpet: Forza Dell in color Linen from Dabbieri Naturals Collection.
Fiber: Wool Blend
Woven Wilton construction.
Carpet: Onta in color Silver from Dabbieri Naturals Collection.
Fiber: Wool Blend
Construction: Woven Wilton
Shown with Wide Cotton binding edge treatment.