DON'T FALL ON THOSE STAIRS!
Stairs today with all of our flooring choices can be very dramatic and make a home exciting and beautiful to the homeowner and it's guests.
So when it comes to designing stairs, my clients worry about just having wood because of the slip rate factor, but, with all the choices in rug runners that we have today, you can keep your wood stairs and keep your family and fuzzies safe too!
Did you know that your pets can have hip problems going up and down wood stairs. They can even slip and fall, just like us and hurt themselves. So, carpet runners are an excellent way to prevent all of this and choosing the right material and design will actually make you stairs stunning!
There are many design choices and ways to cover your stairs without doing damage to the beautiful wood underneath.
Make sure that your design expert (carpet sales person) will give you options and ask you a lot of questions that you might not of thought of yourself.
For example, how wide or narrow do you want the runner? What kind of edging detail do you want? Do you need or want padding, or what type of padding is best for what type of carpet? Do you want your runner to be 100% wool or Nylon?
Many, many questions just for a runner! This always amazes me in how something so simple can become complicated so quickly! But, if you have an interior designer, he or she has been thru this many times and can take the stress off of you by guiding you thru this process.
Trust your designer, they care about the details and they can actually pay for themselves by saving you from making costly mistakes. A lot of designers today will pass on their discount or even give you the product for wholesale cost. They also know when something is not being done right. They are very detail conscious and really care how things are done for your home!
I hate to say that the carpet industry has a bad reputation for making the client think they got a great deal only to sell you more yardage then you need and this is how they make more money. Very unethical! I know this industry very well, as I had a dad with the utmost integrity, who sold carpet for a living. Us kids would run thru the rolls and play hide and seek, having a ton of fun while my dad was working. Those were the old days!
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