Carpet stair treads, or simply carpet that runs up a stairway, can be both stylish and functional for your home. While they dress up your stairs, they can also improve safety.
But what do you need to know about carpet stair threads to make informed decisions around it?
Why should you consider carpet stair threads?
The main reason is that, if you have hardwood stairs, they can get wet and slippery easily during a rainy/winter season.
Slippery flooring easily leads to accidents, which obviously drives up medical bills. Installing carpet stair threads is going to be significantly less money than a hospital stay.
Another reason is noise reduction. It deadens sound significantly, which is really important for larger families. In an office context, it’s shown to reduce employee stress levels when carpet stair threads are installed.
If you have a multi-child family and all the bedrooms are upstairs, making sure the carpet stair thread is durable (can last a decade or more ideally) is a crucial factor.
Does the carpet stair thread need to go to the edges?
This question isn’t considered enough as families work on their homes, but should be.
Some banisters are mounted directly to the stairs themselves, while some are in raised sections. If the banisters are mounted to the stairs, then normally the carpet stair thread doesn’t go all the way to the edge of each stair.
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