Carpet treads – Homeowners have many options when it comes to carpet their stairs. Method used for carpets, depends on personal style and preferences, as well as structure of stairs. If carpeting stairs themselves, choose option that best suits your skills to install carpet, and durability of finished project. Within rug, place padding on each step. This gives cushion on stairs and helps prevent slips and instability in carpet when it is installed. Choose dense cushions instead of standard soft foam pads to prevent rug from wearing out prematurely.
Make sure that length of carpet is enough for whole carpet treads to be covered. A continuous carpet running down entire staircase is ideal and obvious cuts or holes may look unpleasant. In addition, holes pose a greater risk for carpet is loose or damaged. You can choose to carpet entire width of stairs or install a runner.
Stairways are hardwood is finished, it is ideal to use runners to show a part of tree and add to aesthetic quality of stairs. Carpet treads runners are easier to install as well. Consider look of your house that you choose design and color of carpet. Different colors and patterns to suit different home styles. To modern home, fitted carpets with more neutral colors look best. On other hand, houses with period styles are reinforced by heavily patterned carpets.