If it’s time to redo the flooring on your stairs, you should take a look at our carpet options. Carpet adds both extra traction and style to any staircase. You can also choose between full carpeting and runners that come in a range of sizes. Stair carpeting is typically made from wool or synthetic pile fibers. Each material has a different appearance, texture and price point. At Floor Coverings International Bloomington we offer a range of options for you to choose from.
Benefits of Carpet
There are a number of flooring materials you could choose for your stairs, so why choose carpet? Here are a few of our favorite benefits:
Traction: Though some types of carpet offer more traction than others, in general carpet flooring helps to prevent slips and falls. Compared to hardwood or tile, it offers much more traction. If you are especially concerned about this we recommend installing a loop pile carpet like Berber. The looped fiber’s offer impressive grip and friction.
Softness: In the event that someone does trip or slip on the stairs, carpet is a forgiving material. Your carpet will help to soften a fall and minimize injury.
Noise: Carpet’s thickness helps to deaden the sound of people walking up and down your stairs. If you’re looking for a material that helps to stop the sound of footfalls from echoing around your home, carpet is a great option.
Style: There are tons of carpet colors, designs, and materials available on the market. Finding one that works with your existing decor should not be a problem.
Carpet Runners vs. Fully Carpeted Stairs
Once you’ve settled on carpet for your stairs, there is one last question you must ask yourself: do you want your stairs to be fully carpeted or to have a runner down the center?
Runners allow you to show the flooring below your carpet on each side. If you have hardwood on your stairs, this can be a great option. It can also create continuity between the stairs and your other flooring if you don’t have carpet at either end of the staircase.
Fully carpeted stairs offer a more continuous, simple design. If you don’t have a material under the carpet that you want visible, they are a great option. Keep in mind that sometimes fully carpeted stairs take a bit more time to install than a runner.
Your Stair Carpeting Experts
We offer a huge selection of carpeting options at great prices, from top brands like Shaw. Contact us today to learn more about our selection, or to schedule your free in-home consultation. We proudly serve the Bloomington, Minneapolis & Richfield area.
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