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Imagine this scenario: you just moved to your dream home and you can’t wait to live and make memories in it. As you check the house, your eyes fall on the stairs. It’s nice and looks sturdy, however, you believe it needs new carpeting. Now, your next dilemma is on how to find the right carpet for your stairs?

What qualities of carpet should you consider?
When looking for a carpet on your home, you need to consider two things besides the design. Durability and safety are the crucial things to consider. Of course, you would want your carpet to be of high quality so that it would last longer. Your stairs are one of the areas in your home with high traffic. And using a carpet with low quality will cause it to worn out easily; thus, it requires frequent replacement which can be really costly.

The purpose of installing carpet on your stairs is for protection. The cushion provided by the carpet will make the stairs less slippery. This means that the likelihood of fall and injuries are reduced.
You may also like to consider the warranty given to the carpet. Not all carpets have the same warranty. Some would only cover manufacturing defects while some will not cover the carpet installed on stairs. Checking the warranty will help in choosing which carpet to buy for your stairs.

What is the best carpet for different types of stairs?
While the quality of the carpet is crucial when shopping for one, it is also important to consider the type of stairs that you have. Different stairs have different carpeting needs. Below are the different types of stairs and the carpet that best fits it.

Straight stairs
Straight stairs are the most common type of stairs found in many American homes. A carpet runner will be great on this type of stair. However, if you like your stairs to be fully covered, you may need to choose a carpet that will be folded in one direction.

Curved stairs
The curved staircase is a very classic type of stair and speaks of elegance. For this, you might like to make it your focal point by installing a plush carpet or a tailored design.

Spiral stairs
Installing carpet on your spiral staircase may be a bit challenging compared to straight stairs. A spiral staircase is a popular design from the medieval period and has been widely used in many apartments since it saves space. Since it is mostly composed of open-backed stairs, you have to cut the carpet pads according to the measurement of each step and then attach them to it.

Stairs with multiple landings
What makes carpeting on this type of stairs is its landings. On this type of stair, you have to measure the tread, the riser and the landing separately. Like the spiral staircase, you have to cut the individual carpet pads and attach them on the stairs.

Finding the best carpet depends on the type of stairs that you have, the design that you want to meet, and your budget. Considering the factors above will help you decide which carpet suits you and your family best. For more questions on carpeting for your stairs or for your home in general, contact us at Custom Home Flooring.