How to Attach Carpet Runners on Hardwood Stairs

From quieting your steps to providing decorative appeal, carpeting for stairs has many benefits. But they can pose a safety hazard if not attached securely. Here at Dean Flooring Company, we have years of expertise in offering our customers beautiful and affordable carpet runners, treads and supplies, along with professional advice and tips for beautifying your home while addressing practical concerns such as safety and comfort. In this article, we discuss the different ways to attach carpet runners on your staircase. We also tell you about an even more economical and easy alternative.

Attaching Rug Runners to Stairs with Staples

It is very important that stair runners are securely attached. Typically, staples are inserted with a staple gun. When selecting staples, 9/16-inch to 1-inch staples are generally used, depending upon the thickness of the carpet padding and the carpet runner. Tackless strips are often used along with staples to securely hold the carpeting. For tackless strips, the 9/16-inch staple size is most commonly used.

Double-sided tape is an excellent way to secure the runners in place as you staple them, and they're also used to connect carpet seams and to hold the carpet's border edges. For your DIY projects, we carry an assortment of extremely high-quality two-sided carpet tape. You'll also find non-slip rug pads to protect wood stairs and provided added cushioning.

Carpet Stair Treads - The Carpet Runner Alternative!

If you're looking for an even easier, faster and more economical solution for staircase safety, consider carpet stair treads. Dean Flooring Company manufactures the Cadillacs of stair treads! They're made in the U.S. from the highest quality materials, and they're available in many colors, materials and styles. Some feature a non-skid rubber backing and includes a roll of double-sided carpet tape. There are even stair treads that don't require adhesive tape. You simply peel off the backing and stick them on the stair treads. These premium quality stair treads, in a dazzling assortment of colors, are extremely easy to install and they provide the same level of non-slip protection as a stair runner.