Carpet runners for stairs protect the wood and minimize the risk of falls, both open and closed stairs. Stairs not have a wall on one or both sides are referred to as open stairs. Carpet installation on open stairs is similar to that of closed stairways. The only difference is that the installer must ensure that the coarse carpet edges are not visible. The process of adding carpet may seem challenging for the first time installation. But it is possible to install a carpet runner on the open stairs in the afternoon.
Installing carpet runners for stairs, measure the stairs to determine how much carpet you need for the runner. Measure the width of the stage to the point where you want the runner to cover. Add 2 ½ inches to this measurement, if you will fold the edges under. For the length of the runner, measuring from the bottom of the first riser, the first step meets the floor, and then up the riser to the top of the first stage, the first stage meets the riser of the second step.
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Add 1 inch to this measurement then multiplying by the total number of steps. Add 6 inches to the total. The cutting mat according to these measurements. If you decide to fold the edges of the mat over, then have a professional bind the edges. Mark a spot on every step of the edges of the stuffing, then mark the location of the edges of the carpet runners for stairs. The padding should be hidden under the carpet when it is installed.