Stair runners cover
your stairs from bottom to top, without reaching the entire width of the
staircase. In most cases, they are used to cover stairs constructed of such
materials as solid wood, tile, or any other hard surface flooring. Since
staircase widths vary, the width of these runners vary as well, and you can
find them in a wide and expansive variety of styles, designs and colors.
The answer to “why
have stair runners in the first place?” should be an obvious one. Simply
stated, that answer is safety. The fact is, hard surface flooring can sometimes
be slippery, especially if someone has walked over a freshly mopped floor or
come in from out of the rain. At an even greater risk are those who might have
issues with mobility, young children and your pets.
Even if you don’t
have a reason to be concerned about safety, stair runners can simply add style
and elegance to an already beautiful home. For staircases located in the main
entrance of your home, it can be a focal point that sets the mood for the rest
of the house. Better still, if you don’t see anything you like in the premade
varieties, you can always custom order your very own.